Airlines Offering Miles for Donations

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Please forgive all the hurricane related posts around here today. For those of us here in Texas, Harvey is pretty much our entire world right now as we worry for those hit hard and wonder what else will fall from the sky closer to home, but I know for others it is not as of quite as much interest as it is for us. I promise this focus won’t last forever, but hang with me for a little longer if you will.

Along those lines, if you have the interest to make a donation to a variety of organizations either because of Hurricane Harvey, or you just otherwise feel compelled, right now a few airlines will give you miles for your troubles.

Earn United Miles for Donations

United will match the first $100,000 raised through this campaign and United MileagePlus members who donate a minimum of $50 to any one of their four charity partners will earn bonus miles.

  • Donate $50-$99 USD and receive 250 MileagePlus bonus award miles
  • Donate $100- $249 USD and receive 500 bonus miles
  • Donate $250 USD or more will receive 1,000 bonus award miles

Donation must be made between August 26 – September 15, 2017 to qualify for the bonus miles.

Earn American Airlines Miles for Red Cross Donations

From August 24, 2017 – September 24, 2017, with a minimum $25 donation, American AAdvantage members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated to the Red Cross. Mileage will appear on mileage statements within 30 days of donations being made through the above link.

If you see other airlines offering miles for donations please let me know and I’ll get them added.

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  1. Thank you for posting all the good things people are doing to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. I’ve been hearing so much sad and scary tales… it has been good to read your posts about what others are doing to help the evacuees. Seeing humanity thrive is just amazing.

  2. My heart goes out to everyone who is affected by Hurricane Harvey! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thanks so much for the information on American Airlines. My daughter just donated Hilton Honors points to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief, so that is another way to help. I would be very interested to know if other hotels or airlines are offering something similar for donating points or miles. Thank you and may God bless you all!

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