Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Southwest Airlines announced they’re buying Airtran, a merge is pending between Continental and United, and Delta’s staying put but faces increased competition from these other guys.
A lot’s going on between these airlines, but most of us don’t get too involved in the nitty gritty details of their business beyond wondering about the future of our fare prices.
But, before you turn your attention to the next news headline, one more thing worth considering is the fate of your frequent flier miles. I know, you’re probably thinking, “C’mon Salvation Army, where are you going with this?”
As airlines make changes within their companies, some are also changing the stipulations around their frequent flier miles such as implementing expiration dates. Rather than just letting the miles you’ve accumulated here and there expire, consider donating them to The Salvation Army.
Just as we accept monetary donations and gifts-in-kind to help people in need, we also accept your donated airline miles. They are used to quickly transport Salvation Army emergency personnel and volunteers during times of national disaster, including Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. They also provide travel to individuals and families who are in need of emergency medical attention and social services outside of their area.
Recently The Salvation Army helped a sexual trafficking victim return home to South America, and an American soldier was also able to attend his father’s funeral across country days before he shipped out to Afghanistan – all thanks to your generously donated airline miles.
Visit our website HERE to see how your United and Delta miles can help ‘do the most good’ for people in need.