Earn Airline Miles by Donating to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Two days ago, I wrote a post about airline cancellations due to Hurricane Harvey.  The two major airports in Houston, Bush International and Hobby, remain closed indefinitely.  United and American Airlines are allowing members to earn miles when they donate to relief efforts.  Here are the specifics:

United Airlines

  • Members have to donate to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink or Operation USA through United’s fundraising page
  • Donate $50-$99 – Earn 250 bonus miles
  • Donate $100-$249 – Earn 500 bonus miles
  • Donate $250 or more – Earn 1,000 bonus miles
  • Up to three million bonus miles will be awarded

American Airlines

  • Members donate to the American Red Cross through the following disaster relief website
  • Earn 10 miles for every dollar donated

This is another way to get airline miles while helping those in need.  If you do or do not plan to donate, the least we can all do is keep those affected in our thoughts as  rescue efforts continue.

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