Jet Airways gives lifetime free tickets to a baby born aboard its flight
Jet Airways said it will give free flight tickets for life to a boy who was born on one of its flights between Saudi Arabia and India.
The child’s mother — whose identity the airline didn’t reveal out of respect for her privacy — went into labor prematurely on Sunday at an altitude of 35,000 feet, Jet Airways said.
The flight, bound for the southern Indian city of Kochi, was diverted to Mumbai, where the mother and baby were taken to a local hospital and are now “doing well,” according to an airline spokeswoman.
Members of the flight crew helped deliver the baby alongside a trained paramedic who was among the passengers.
“Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life-saving action,” the spokeswoman said.