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.

Unexpected Diversion

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.
















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!

Do you have a memorable or unusual birth story? Share it in the comments below!

  • Well that is pretty special. All the best to the family.


  • I think this is a lovely story and what a honor to have a plane named after you !


  • Well done to the crew and luckily there were medical professionals on board as well. Just lucky there were no complications with the birth. So glad Mum and baby are doing well


  • What an amazing story, and how amazing to have a plane named after you.


  • Wow, how amazing and what a fantastic story. One to tell on his 21st. I now await the child’s name!!


  • Staff did amazingly well and it nice of the airline to be so generous. I just hope women don’t see this and think it’s a good idea to have a baby born on a plane to get a bunch of gifts from the airline (you know there’d be a few out there thinking this). Glad mum and Bub are doing well! Congratulations on a safe arrival


  • What a unique and interesting experience to have on board. Congratulations on the new bundle of joy.


  • Incredible. Was the baby born earlier then? Because there is a limit to when you are allowed to fly while pregnant.
    I love the idea of naming the plane after the baby. :-)


  • What a fantastic story glad mum and Bub are doing well


  • What a crazy flight but glad mum and bub are ok.


  • How crazy! Imagine being on board whilst this was happening.


  • I think it’s lovely they are going to name a plane after this boy. They all did well mum and baby and staff, congrats !


  • Wow, sounds like it all happened very quickly. I think the gesture from the airline is lovely.


  • I would hate to give birth on a plane. So scary.


  • That’s pretty cool. Glad it all went well.


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