Woman Gives Birth on Aeromexico Flight and Receives 90 Free Flights for Her Baby

by Anthony Losanno
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A passenger on Aeromexico flight AM113 gave birth on March 15th. The flight between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Ciudad Juarez International Airport (CJS) is around two hours, but enough time for her to deliver while on board.

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The passenger received medical attention from a flight attendant and doctor on the plane. Upon landing, both the mother and newborn were taken to a nearby hospital. Aeromexico released a statement. It reads:

Aeromexico thanks the doctor for her professionalism, recognizes the extraordinary work of the flight attendants and pilot crew, and reiterates that the safety of clients and collaborators is our highest priority.”

Grupo Aeromexico is turning 90 years old this year. The carrier began operations in November 1934 with a flight between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Acapulco International Airport (ACA). To celebrate the addition of this surprise passenger, the airline is granting the baby 90 complimentary flights.

Having a baby in flight is a rare occurrence. SimpleFlying reports that according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study conducted in 2020 there were 74 recorded instances of births on 73 commercial flights between 1929 and 2018. This means that one flight had two births. That is pretty incredible. Condé Nast Traveler recently shared that babies born on flights are called “skyborns.”

Anthony’s Take: Most airlines have policies that would prohibit the mother from flying this late in pregnancy. Good to see that she got the medical attention she needed and that mother and child ended up fine.

(Image Credits: Aeromexico and Xime Garmendia via X.)

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