Crying babies brought a free flight for JetBlue passengers

Crying babies brought a free flight for JetBlue passengers

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Babies crying on an airplane never sounded so good.

Passengers on a recent JetBlue flight were awarded a free round-trip flight thanks to four crying baby travelers.

The airline offered the "FlyBabies" promotion on April 15 on a flight from New York to California.

JetBlue awarded a 25 percent discount on future flight every time a baby cried onboard.

There were a total of five babies on the flight.  All it took were four cries for the 140 passengers to be rewarded with a free roundtrip ticket.

Passengers were made aware of the stunt after the first food and beverage service — and the four cries came before the plane made its final descent.

Despite the fact that crying babies meant future discounts, passengers were helpful to the parents, according to JetBlue spokesperson Morgan Johnston.

"We weren't necessarily sure what to expect from folks on board, it was interesting to watch. We started seeing people really want to entertain the kids and make it a comfortable environment on board."

The airline said the goal of "FlyBabies" was to address a topic that people tend to shy away from.

"We've had this ongoing mission to inspire some humanity, and we thought this was something we could weigh in on," said Johnston.  It also documented the flight and has posted the video online.

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