Last month, a mother gave birth to twin girls onboard onboard Mongolian Airlines (MIAT). Now the children have been awarded free lifetime flights.
Twins Score Free Flights Per Life After Premature In-Flight Brith
The twins were born on a repatriation flight from Istanbul (IST) to Ulan Bator (ULN), the capital of Mongolia. They were not due until September but were born two months early. The 42-year-old mother and the twins are in good health.
Per MIAT, this marked the first time in the history of Mongolian aviation that has a woman has given birth on an International flight (let alone to twins). To celebrate, the girls were awards lifetime flight tickets.
It isn’t clear whether these confer unlimited flight benefits or something more limited like free flights on their birthdays.
Mongolian is not the first airline to award free flights to those who were born in the air. Over a decade ago I wrote about a boy who was also awarded free flights for life after being born on an AirAsia flight from Penang (PEN) to Kuching (KCH). His mother was awarded free flights as well!
Back then, I wrote:
A nice gesture from AirAsia. Now if any legacies matched, I bet we’d see a lot more “surprise” births at 30,000 feet!
Now that I am married with children, I’d push my wife to have a C-section onboard if it meant free lifetime flights for the children!
Nah, just kidding.
But this is indeed a nice story.