A Baby Born MID-AIR Will Score ULTIMATE Prize
A passenger on board a Cebu Pacific Air flight went into labour on the flight.
The woman delivered a healthy baby girl on the flight from Dubai back to the Philippines, forcing the plane into an emergency landing in India to ensure the baby’s safety.
A neighbouring passenger posted on social media about the ordeal, congratulating all flight attendants, pilots and passengers who were “very attentive”.
In fact, the airline was so besotted with their mid-flight arrival that they have rewarded the bub with flyer points!
“Very lucky baby.. since she was born in a Cebu Pac plane, she is awarded 1,000,000 Get Go Points from the airline (STILL pretty much the equivalent of free flights for a lifetime, I mean she could be living in the plane if she wished). Congratulations to the first-time Mom and Grandma! This is something you don't get to see everyday. It only happens in movies, and we're lucky to witness this miracle.”
Missy said she may have misheard, but the baby’s name seemed to be ‘Haven’ and she was right!
Cebu Pacific Airlines confirmed the birth of baby Haven in a press release and said both mother and daughter are doing well: "[We] would like to commend our flight and cabin crew for handling the situation with utmost professionalism and efficiency. We also express our sincerest gratitude to the two volunteer nurses who helped ensure the baby's safe delivery," CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said. Haven will receive 1 million GetGo points, allowing her and her family to fly free for life. Haven is the first baby to be born on this airline.
But what message is this sending to prospective parents? Doctors have long warned not to fly too close to the birth - and now an airline is rewarding a passenger who has disregarded medical advice!