"It was wonderful," Dr. Paresh Thakker told the Boston Herald. ”Happy New Year for everybody in the family.” [New Year’s Eve surprise: Woman gives birth on Boston-bound plane, By Jessica Heslam, December 31, 2008 ]
However, I'm sure many other passengers did not agree and recognized it as yet another instance of an immigrant giving birth to an anchor baby mid-flight.
Unfortunately, the woman just missed. According to the Boston Herald, the baby was born in Canadian airspace, and so the child is Canadian.
The Herald also claims that the woman is a legal immigrant, but I have my doubts. Either way, both mother and child appear to ringing in the New Year at taxpayer expense. Happy New Year.