Baby boy gets to trip around the world for free his entire life
Now that's what I call luck. Maybe not for the mother, but definitely for the newborn who was born at an altitude of 35 000 feet (roughly 10 000 meters).
Jet Airways in India has just promised to give free flights for life to a baby who was born during a flight between Saudi Arabia and India after his mother went into premature labor in the clouds. Fortunately a trained paramedic was on the flight and helped to deliver the baby alongside with the crew.
The flight that was supposed to land in Indian city of Kochi, was diverted to Mumbai to take the mother and the baby boy to hospital as soon as possible. Thanks to the help of the paramedic and the crew both the mother and baby boy are well.
Jet Airways' spokesman said that "Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life-saving action."
Hopefully the crew got a bonus as well.
Jet Airways is India's biggest carrier and flies to 65 different destinations, domestic and international. So the newborn will have plenty of options to travel for free for life.
Other airlines have given free flights to people born during the flights as well, but often it's until they get 21 or they get a million frequent flier points or anything similar.
It's worth a mention that only a handful of airlines give anything like that to people born in the clouds at all.