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Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 11:45 AM


BOSTON – There were 124 passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 59 when it left the Netherlands. There were 125 when it landed in Boston.

Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Logan International Airport, says a woman went into labor and gave birth to an apparently healthy baby girl over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday during the eight-hour flight from Amsterdam.

Orlandella said a doctor and a paramedic who were on the flight assisted in the birth. He said the plane landed without incident about 10:30 a.m., and the mother and baby were immediately taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Orlandella said he did not know the nationality of the mother, but said for customs' purposes the baby was considered a Canadian citizen because she was born over Canada's airspace.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 1:07 PM

Well, I sure hope the baby passed customs ok!

Can you take baby bottles on planes again, yet?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 2:48 PM

I thought women had built in baby bottles Jank????

What I'm confused about is that they wouldn't let me
on a plane after I was 8 months pregnant.....
Was that discrimination???

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 2:55 PM

And situations like this is exactly why! I guess the Netherlands arent as strict!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 9:07 PM

I thought anything over six months was the limit. This woman should be arrested for endangerment to the unborn. JO

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 9:27 PM

Restrictions range from a week before due date to 30 days, depending on the airline and the flight. I don't think they enforce it very strictly, allowing the woman to judge the risk for herself and the baby, but whatever restriction is in place protects the airline from liability. I gather if you're big as a house and look like you're about to pop they can ask for a note from your doctor with a due date and refuse to seat you if it falls within that specific airline's rules, but if a woman is "carrying small" she'd probably never be challenged even if the baby was due any second. That's what I'm told by friends in the industry, anyway.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 9:35 PM

The baby was premature. Before we jump to abuse, that's good info to have. The baby weighed 6 1/2 lbs and both mom and baby are doing ok.

Maniact44  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 39)
Fri, 2nd Jan '09 9:13 PM

congrats baby new where it had to be born

we welcome you

however this baby is going to have a hard time clearing customs no birth certificate no citizenship proof

HE's got alot of explaining to do


thanks for story this gives me 2 riddle ideas

how can a mom be high giving birth but on no drugs?

and a plane had 100 people when it left and when it arrived had 101 or 102 (twins) how can this be?

Kaufman  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 3941)
Fri, 2nd Jan '09 11:51 PM

A pair of identical twins celebrate their birthdays together, first the younger twin, then two days later the older one. Explain.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 12:31 AM

Is space travel involved?

Kaufman  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 12:42 AM


Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 5:32 AM

What if one twin is born just before midnight on Feb. 28 and the second a couple of minutes later on March 1. When leap year is celebrated they will be two days apart.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 8:57 AM

A pair of identical twins would be 2 sets of twins, right! So, they're born on different days...
(haven't figured out the younger first, older later though...)

Bluemnguy  (Level: 147.2 - Posts: 41)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 8:58 AM

Baby never had a passport!

Kaufman  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 3rd Jan '09 9:23 AM

You almost had it Sargon, but remember, the younger one celebrates first!


The babies are born on a westbound train or other conveyance of your choice. The first one is born at 12:15 AM or so, March 1 of a non-leap year. 15 minutes later, they cross into the next time zone. Another 15 minutes, and out pops baby 2, at 11:45 PM, February 28.

Maniact44  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 39)
Mon, 5th Jan '09 3:11 AM

thats a sweet riddle and is totally possible a youger twin can be born before the older

outstading you got to love

twins and time zones

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