Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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New Life Aboard a PAL Flight

If you're pregnant where would you like to give birth? Would you like to be in the comfort of your home or be in the hospital where nurses and doctors are available 24/7? What about giving birth aboard a flight? Yes, a woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy with the help of cabin crews aboard a PAL flight on Tuesday (Manila Time). 

The baby boy filled the cabin with his cries while passengers cheered. According to PAL, giving birth aboard a flight is a rarity but they were trained in this type of instances. Passengers especially those who are pregnant shouldn't worry.
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In her flight incident report, flight purser Antonia CastaƱeda described the baby as having "good skin color" and that the "baby started to breast feed" and gave a "loud cry" upon getting out of his mother's womb (SOURCE).

Since the mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy aboard a San Francisco-bound Philippine Airlines flight, one person commented "I wonder which nationality will the child carry since the birth happened en route to its destination?"

That left me thinking. Yeah, which nationality really? 

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Mrs. M
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September 20, 2011 at 9:15 PM delete

Hmmm...it's a rare case because what I know a woman in her due date is not allowed on flight? Must be premature or maybe I'm wrong.

I gave birth to my second child in China and she had a Chinese birth certificate. When we reported her birth in the Phil embassy in Beijing, she was given a Filipino passport.I heard the USA has different procedure. I think the baby will have a Filipino citizenship since he was born on board Philippine Airline. Haha..not funny, huh?

Yeah, you're right. There is a possibility that he will be given an Am passport.

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JohnandJoyie
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September 21, 2011 at 8:14 AM delete

@ Mrs. M

As a former travel agent myself couple of years back, i agree on your statement that pregnant women shouldn't be allowed to travel especially if they are nearing their due. This is really a rarity!

With regards to citizenship, that is something i am not sure of. As for the joke, yeah, there's a connection. They were in a PAL flight anyway, hehe.

Seriously, I guess nationality will be considered depending on which territory they were in when giving birth transpired.

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Mrs. M
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September 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM delete

In my case, as a wrote in my previous comment, the territory where I gave birth was not considered.

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JohnandJoyie
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September 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM delete

I don't think China is into that idea. I mean, the idea of citizenship what the US is implementing. Irrespective of nationality, if someone gave birth in any US territory, US citizenship will automatically be given.

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