NYP - This kid was born a frequent flier.
Christoph Carsten Lezcan made an early arrival aboard a Spirit Airlines flight after his mom, Cristina Penton, went into labor shortly after takeoff on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas, WGNO reported.
“Everything started happening very quickly,” said Penton, who was 36 weeks pregnant. “I didn’t think I was having the baby because it was too soon, but after a few minutes I knew I needed medical attention.
The flight diverted to New Orleans but baby Christoph couldn’t wait for the Big Easy as his 35-year-old mom’s contractions intensified and her water broke 50 minutes into the flight.
Christoph made his emergency landing in the nurse’s hands at a robust 7 pounds and 19.5 inches long.
Christoph’s birth also came with a major perk for the whole family – 21 years of free flights on Spirit.
There’s so much terribleness going on here. So much.
First, this woman flew while 36 weeks pregnant. When I saw that it said “36 weeks” I just glossed over it…then I thought about it a little…THAT’S NINE MONTHS! She was flying fully pregnant, ready to burst and any given moment. Look, I’m no doctor. I’ve never even been pregnant. But I know you’re not supposed to fly across the country 9 months pregnant.
Second, she was flying Spirit while 9 months pregnant, and with 2 other kids. That is the 9th circle of Hell within the 9th circle of Hell. Nobody wins in this situation. The other passengers, her other kids, her baby who would be better off sitting in a cigar lounge than a Spirit Airlines plane.
Third, the baby was born on the fucking plane. Disgusting. All the other passengers had to smell it, hear the woman pushing and screaming, the newborn crying, shit everywhere, placenta flying onto the walls, everything. Vile.
And then they have the nerve to give the family free flights for life? For being as irresponsible as possible, for putting the newborn in danger, for diverting the plane and ruining the day for the rest of the passengers? That mother should borderline be tossed in jail, not rewarded for her negligence.