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Baby Born Aboard Southwest Flight

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It’s always nice to end the week on a positive note. Friday morning, a woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy some 35,000 feet in the air aboard a Southwest flight flying from Chicago to Salt Lake City. The flight made an emergency landing in Denver, where the mother, father, and newborn departed for a nearby hospital. And yes, there was a doctor onboard, who helped with the delivery.

When the baby arrived, a flight attendent announced, “We now have a new passenger!”

As the pop culture travel blog Jaunted points out, Southwest now has a decision to make: Air Asia awarded free flights for life to a baby born during one of its flights. Will Southwest do the same? Should it?

Anyways, congrats to the happy family, and hats off to the crew and doctor aboard the flight. Well done!

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