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Air New Zealand pilot reveals gender of passenger's baby mid-flight

By Georgia Weir|

Announcing the gender of your baby can be a very intimate and special moment. One woman has thought up an unforgettable way to announce the gender of her baby-to-be to her husband.

Shahbeba Ali approached an Air New Zealand pilot and asked him if he would make a very special in-flight announcement. Ali wanted the pilot to let a dad-to-be know he was going to be having a baby boy!

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Ali and her husband are avid travellers, so a flight seemed to be the perfect place to tell her husband the gender of their baby. (TikTok)

Ali is an expecting mum who decided to recruit the help of Air New Zealand to reveal the gender of her unborn baby to her husband, Tasween whilst on a flight.

In a video that has garnered close to a quarter of a million views, Ali films her husband's reaction as the pilot begins his surprise announcement.

"This message is for Tasween Ali sitting in seat 24 foxtrot," the pilot begins as Ali shakes her husband's leg excitedly.

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Taween takes his mask off and looks confused as he realised the pilot's announcement was for him. (TikTok)

"Just want to tell him that we are pleased to be able to tell you that you're having a baby boy due 26th of December" the pilot says.

Ali's husband looks at his wife wife overcome with emotion after being told he will be having a baby boy.

"Special thanks to the captain of Air New Zealand Flight NZ101 11th August 2022 for the special announcement for Tasween Ali," the mum-to-be said in the video's caption.

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Taween looked over the moon to be having a baby boy due just after Christmas. (TikTok)

"Captain said it was the first time in 30yrs of flying that he got to announce the gender," Ali added.

The couple posted other videos of them travelling to Sydney where it appears they had a second round of gender reveal celebrations with their families.?

The parents-to-be appear to major jet-setters from their TikTok videos C so the decision to announce the gender of their baby during a flight seems perfectly fitting!

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