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Baby on Board
There is a counterintuitive lesson in this story from over the weekend, about an Egyptian woman gave birth mid-flight on a British Airways plane between London and Boston. After she went into labor, the plane was diverted to Halifax, but before it arrived her baby was born with the help of two medical students and the cabin crew.
The lesson is not that pregnant women should avoid flying, but that the wealthy should always spring for first class seats for their help. You see, while this woman was flying in first class, her maid was in economy, and remained aware of the entire labor process. She found out her boss had given birth after the plane had landed!
See, at the very least she could have gotten her a bulkhead seat.
[Image via Sesame Ellis/Flickr]
· Air Crew Deliver Baby [Guardian]