‘Youngest customer to date.’ Baby boy born aboard a JetBlue flight to Fort Lauderdale

A leading complaint among frequent fliers, right up there with shrinking leg room and sick neighbors, is too many bawling babies on the plane.

But JetBlue passengers heading to Fort Lauderdale on Friday night welcomed a new passenger aboard the aptly named “Born to Be Blue” airplane as the crew and medical professionals on board helped a mother deliver the airline’s “youngest customer to date” on the two hour and 50 minute flight.

Flight 1954 departed from San Juan, Puerto Rico and landed in Fort Lauderdale before 11:30 p.m. Friday, a JetBlue spokeswoman wrote in a statement to the Miami Herald.

Medical personnel met the plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and checked out mom and the baby while passengers looked on and filmed the encounter.

“We’d like to thank the crew and medical professionals on board for their quick action under pressure, and wish the new mother and son all the best,” the spokeswoman said. “Flight 1954 was operated on aircraft N523JB, coincidentally named, “Born To Be Blue.””

The spokeswoman said she wasn’t aware of any plans JetBlue had to celebrate the baby’s birth with a promotional gesture, but such gifts are not uncommon for babies born in strange, corporate places.

In 2017, Spirit Airlines gifted a baby born on a Fort Lauderdale-to-Dallas flight with free flights on his birthday for life.

In July 2018, a baby girl born inside a Texas Chik-fil-A bathroom received free food for life and a guaranteed job when she turns 14.

Less than a week later, a Georgia Six Flags welcomed a newborn baby to their park with free Diamond Elite Memberships for life.