A Baby Girl Born On a Plane Got One Million Air Miles as a Reward For Bad Timing

Image via screenshot/FB.
Image via screenshot/FB.

A woman flying from Dubai to the Philippines on a Cebu Pacific plane went into labor on Sunday. She was taken to the front of the plane, where staff and two nurses who happened to be on board helped her deliver a healthy baby girl.


A bystander snuck a pic of the woman regarding her newborn shortly after her ordeal, as the plane was rerouted to India so the mom and baby should receive medical attention. Missy Berberabe Umandal writes:

Flight was delayed once again (what was supposed to be a 9-hour flight became roughly 18 hours), but no complaints.. everyone in that plane was blessed. To the woman, in the hopes she gets to read this: we understand you are resting and giving time to take care of your baby, but we are all hoping for your quick recovery and a lifetime of happiness to your beautiful child! And Mom, this experience made me appreciate you so so so much more than I already do. When my future children ask me what my greatest memory with my mother was, I would tell them of this extraordinary moment we shared.

She also supposedly delivered the baby with one push, so maybe airplanes are conducive to the act of birthing. The Guardian reports that Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific’s chief executive, has awarded the little girl one million GetGo Points so she can get back home any time. The air miles have no expiration date and can be used by her family. The baby is named Haven. Fly away, little lady!

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Here’s why I’m jealous of airplane babies. MOSTLY I’m not, but here’s something that makes me jealous. My labors were 18 and 9 hours. Most flights are nowhere near that long. And even if I went into labor, like, right away, there’s a pretty good chance I could have at least landed before the baby popped out. These plane babies it’s like... what? Sneeze once and you go into labor sneeze twice and they pop out? That’s bullshit.