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Baby Born on an Airplane Given 1 Million Miles as a Birthday Present

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A baby girl is having an exciting first week on the planet.

After being born on an airplane during a flight from Dubai to Manila on Sunday, Philippine airline Cebu Pacific gave the baby one million air miles, the Guardian reports.

The mother, who was not due for another five weeks, went into labor about four hours into the flight, according to the Guardian. Crew members found two nurses among the passengers to help with the delivery.

The flight stopped in Hyderabad, India, the airline told the Guardian, so the mother could get medical assistance for her premature baby, named Haven.

The stop added about nine hours to the trip, according to another passenger, Missy Berberabe Umandal, who posted about the incident on Facebook. But Umandal had “no complaints” and called the birth the “highlight” of her trip to Dubai.

“Everyone in that plane was blessed,” Umandal wrote.

Cebu Pacific told the Guardian that baby Haven’s one million GetGo points won’t expire and can be shared with her family.

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