A woman unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy on a Frontier Airlines flight to Florida with the help of a flight attendant, prompting a very special middle name for the newborn.
Baby Named Sky Born On Frontier Airlines Flight With Assistance From Flight Attendant
The incident occurred on a recent Frontier Airlines flight from Denver (DEN) to Orlando (MCO).
Here’s how Frontier Airlines described the incident on its Facebook page:
“Exemplary” and “calm” were the words Captain Chris Nye used for Flight Attendant Diana Giraldo’s heroic task of delivering a baby recently mid-flight.
The baby couldn’t wait, so the early and unexpected labor took place on a flight from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Diana helped the mother to the back lavatory and assisted the mother in giving birth.
“Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando,” Chris said.
“The whole crew really did a great job. I transferred controls and flying duties to my First Officer as I coordinated the diversion. Dispatch did a great job as well by suggesting Pensacola Airport and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us. This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft!” said Chris.
The mom opted to name the baby’s middle name Sky since she was born on our mother and daughter plane tail, Luna and Lilly the Wolves.
Way to go, Team Frontier!
A nice story and I love that the mother chose “Sky” for the baby’s middle name because of the incident.
But one question. A serious one. Why bring the woman, already in labor, to a tiny lavatory in the rear of the airplane? Sure, I suppose the obvious answer is to protect her dignity and privacy. But really? In a lavatory you can barely stand up in? I would have thought the dignified thing to do would be to clear a row of seats for her, even if a couple other passengers had to stand for a bit or sit in a jumpseat, so she could have a bit more space.
Little baby “Sky” was born on a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Orlando. Kudos to flight attendant Diana Giraldo for doing a superb job in helping the mother. I’m still curious, though, whether bringing her back to the lavatory was necessary.
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