Saudi Arabia

Baby born in flight; will he get free tickets for life?

Web Report /Jeddah
Filed on May 30, 2018 | Last updated on May 30, 2018 at 12.28 pm
Baby born in flight; will he get free tickets for life?

The woman started feeling labour pains on the hour-and-a-half long flight.

A baby born on a Saudia flight might be getting free plane tickets for life.

The flight had taken off from Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport in the direction of Cairo's International Airport when a woman complained of labour pains on the hour and a half long flight on April 23 of this year, according to Arabian Business.

A passenger aboard the flight turned out to be an obstetrician and was able to help deliver the baby safely just ten minutes before landing.

The pilot of the aircraft, Talal Yousuf Iskandar, sent a message to the control tower, requesting first aid and ambulatory vehicles be present to escort the mother and her baby at the runway.

They were taken with the father of the child to the nearest hospital for further treatment.

In 2016, the Saudia airline had given a child born en route to London an Alfursan Gold membership, which guarantees free plane tickets for life.

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