Delta flight redirected so woman can give birth


[FILE] A Delta Airlines jet sits on the tarmac at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Credit: Michael Calloway/CNN.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT.–Delta flight 2566 from San Francisco to Minneapolis was redirected to Salt Lake City to accommodate for a pregnant woman on the plane.

The woman started having “pregnancy complications,” so she was taken to University Hospital in SLC where she gave birth by way of emergency C-section, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Delta Air Lines posted a statement on their website that addresses air traveling while pregnant.

“Delta does not impose restrictions on flying for pregnant women, so a medical certificate is not required to travel. Keep in mind, however, that ticket change fees and penalties cannot be waived for pregnancy. If you’re traveling after your eight month, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor to be sure travel is not restricted.”

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