Midair baby gets free tickets for life from Jet Airways

A Keralite baby boy, born mid-air on a Jet Airways flight from Saudi Arabia to India, has been rewarded with free tickets for life. His mother gave birth to the child with the help of airline staff and a nurse who was also travelling in the same flight.

Flight number 9W 569 of Jet Airways took off from Dammam to Kochi at 2.55 am on Sunday morning. The expectant mother travelling onboard went into labour and the crew declared a medical emergency. The flight was then diverted to Mumbai.

The baby was born mid-air on a Jet Airways flight from Dammam to Kochi.
The baby was born mid-air on a Jet Airways flight from Dammam to Kochi. Photo courtesy: Jet Airways

While the plane was still over Pakistan air space at a height of 35,000 feet, she was helped by crew members and a nurse traveling to Kerala, Mini Wilson, to deliver the baby.

The plane landed in Mumbai and both the mother and the child were rushed to a hospital. Both mother and baby were in healthy condition. The woman was traveling alone in the flight.

The plane then resumed its journey to Kochi and reached its destination at 12.45 pm after a delay of 90 minutes.

“Being the first baby to be born in-flight for the airline, Jet Airways is pleased to offer the newly born a free lifetime pass for all his travel on Jet Airways,” the airline said in a statement.

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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