On Friday, April 22 a woman went into labor on Jetstar Asia’s flight 583 from Singapore to Yangon on April 22.
The woman, whose name is Star, named the baby Saw Jet Star in honor of the car she received onboard. The boy was 6 pounds 7 ounces.
Last year a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth onboard an Air Canada flight from Calgary to Tokyo. A woman gave birth on a flight from Taipei to Los Angeles. And an American Airlines flight made a u-turn over the Atlantic when a woman went into labor.
So this isn’t all that uncommon, although it’s the first birth onboard a Jetstar Asia flight.
A baby born last year on a Jazeera Airways flight gets 18 years of free flight.
In Where the Heart Is a woman gives birth to a baby inside a Walmart and the President of Walmart gave her $500 and a job.
Meanwhile Jetstar Asia is donating SGD$1000 worth of baby supplies to this family but apparently the child named after the airline will not fly free. They don’t call Qantas’ Singapore-based subsidiary a low cost carrier for nothing.
(HT: Rick B.)