The baby boy was delivered on board a JetBlue Airways flight from Puerto Rico to Florida.
A baby boy delivered on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is expected to have the plane renamed after him, subject to his mother’s approval. Assisted by the crew and onboard medical professionals, mother and baby were met by emergency services when they arrived in the US, with the baby becoming the airline’s youngest ever passenger.
The airline applauded its staff for their professionalism and quick thinking. “We’d like to thank the crew and medical professionals on board for their quick action under pressure, and wish the new mother and son all the best,” a JetBlue spokesperson said. While it’s rumoured that babies born in the air are gifted free travel for life by the relevant airline, this is extremely unlikely (but a nice idea nonetheless!), however JetBlue did hint at more exciting things to come. “With mom’s okay, we would like to rename ‘Born To Be Blue’ after our newest baby blue and our youngest customer ever. More baby shower gifts to come!” the airline tweeted.
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The baby boy’s name hasn’t been released as yet, but what an incredible birthday present from the airline and what an amazing birth story this family will be able to tell!
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