Baby born at 35000 ft on Jet Airways plane

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The baby was born on an Indian airline, and the company announced the little boy will receive free tickets for life.

Although there were no doctors onboard the flight, a female nurse travelling to Kerala, named Mini Wilson, volunteered to help deliver the child along with the airline staff.

The plane, which carried 162 passengers, continued to its original designation in Kochi after the mother and infant departed. However, a baby born on a 1990 British Airways flight only received a free upgrade to first class for her 18th birthday.

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The flight from Mumbai 9W560 will leave at 20:55 and arrive in Hamad International Airport at 21:55. "Upon landing, both mother & baby were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai and are stable", Jet Airways said in a statement. A medical emergency was declared and the flight was diverted to Mumbai.

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A plane had to make an unexpected landing when a woman went into labor during an worldwide flight and gave birth to a baby boy, BBC News reported.

The flight was diverted to Mumbai after a woman went into premature labor.

But being born on board an airplane doesn't guarantee free air travel for life, despite a common belief that it does.

Most airlines permit pregnant women to travel by plane until 36 weeks of pregnancy or about four weeks before their due date. The airline usually allows women to fly up to 35 weeks of gestation. The flight's crew helped in the delivery of the new born. The woman was traveling alone and the authorities did not divulge her identity.

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