A protective cover sits on a wing engine fitting of an undelivered Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet, operated by Spirit Airlines Inc., as it sits on the tarmac at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in Toulouse, France, on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The A320neo program has been disrupted as Pratt & Whitney grapples with an issue that under certain conditions requires a delay to startup so the engines can reach the right operating temperature. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Spirit Airlines gifted a newborn baby with free air travel for his entire life after he was born on a flight.
Cristina Penton was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded a Spirit Airlines plane travelling from Ft. Lauderdale destined for Dallas/Ft. Worth. Less than an hour into the flight, she realized she needed medical assistance: she was having contractions.
“I didn’t think I was having the baby because it was too soon, but after a few minutes I knew I needed medical attention,” Penton said, according to a press release from the airline. “Soon after that, it was clear I was having my baby, and I was in pure panic.”
She was in luck, though. Flight attendants determined through contact with doctors on the ground that a pediatrician and a nurse were on board.
The flight was diverted, and landed in New Orleans, La. But the baby, named Christoph Lezcano, …
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