A baby born on a Saudia flight might be getting free plane tickets for life.
The flight had taken off from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport in the direction of Cairo’s International Airport when a woman complained of labour pains on the hour and a half long flight on April 23 of this year, according to Arabian Business.
A passenger aboard the flight turned out to be an obstetrician and was able to help deliver the baby safely just ten minutes before landing.
The pilot of the aircraft, Talal Yousuf Iskandar, sent a message to the control tower, requesting first aid and ambulatory vehicles be present to escort the mother and her baby at the runway.
They were taken with the father of the child to the nearest hospital for further treatment.
In 2016, the Saudia airline had given a child born en route to London an Alfursan Gold membership, which guarantees free plane tickets for life.
مدير عام #الخطوط_السعودية يكرّم ملاحي الرحلة رقم٢١ التي هبطت في لندن إثر ولادة طفلة على متنها ويعلن منح عضوية الفرسان الذهبية الدائمة للطفلة
— SAUDIA | السعودية (@Saudi_Airlines) June 29, 2016