© Provided by Independent Print Limited A newborn baby has been awarded free flights for life after it was born prematurely mid-flight.
The baby boy was born yesterday on a Jet Airways flight travelling from Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Kochi. The flight was diverted to Mumbai after his mother went into premature labour. Thanks to the quick actions of cabin crew and a trained paramedic onboard, the baby was born healthy before the Boeing 737 landed.
It marks the first mid-flight birth for the India-based airline, which responded by awarding the newborn a lifetime travel pass for free flights.
More than five infants were born on commercial flights in the last year, …
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