A Spirit Airlines flight had to be diverted from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas to make an unscheduled stop in New Orleans after Cristina Penton, who was 36 weeks pregnant, went into labour mid-flight. Luckily for her, the entire procedure happened real quick.
The miracle and joy didn’t just stop at the birth, but the airlines decided to give the newborn a gift of free flights for life – on his birthday! Yes, you read that right!!!
“It went really, really quick. There was no time to prepare or land or do anything,” Penton said. “He did what he wanted. We were all just along for the ride,” Penton said while speaking to CNN.
The video of the entire procedure was recorded and shared on Facebook by a fellow passenger: Shelley Hedgecock Starks, She also wrote “We just experienced the birth of a baby in the seat in front of us on our flight and had to do an emergency landing in New Orleans we visited with the doctor that delivered the baby while waiting to get on our flight.”