Flying has fascinated humans for the longest time and for many of us, it’s now as natural as driving a car or taking the train to work. When you think about it, pilots are amazing, aren’t they? They take you from one end of the world to another and literally make metal fly! Of course, many of us think that the autopilot handles everything but there’s so much more than meets the eye. Here are the answers to some pressing passenger questions by pilots themselves.
Which Country Does a Baby Born on Board Claim Citizenship to?
We’ve often heard that babies born on board an airplane can fly for free for life. Is this actually true and which country will they become a citizen of? The answer unfortunately isn’t as straight-forward as we’d hoped. Usually, the baby will simply become a citizen of the same country as the parents.
In some cases though, babies can claim citizenship to the country whose airspace they were flying over during birth. While there aren’t many countries that allow this, the United States is one of these countries. The baby could also end up becoming a citizen of the country where the plane is registered. As for the lifetime of free tickets, it all depends on how generous the airline is…