Donate cash or miles for Philippines disaster relief


Airlines are joining in to provide disaster relief for the victims of super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and once again, some airlines are offering a bit of an incentive to get you to pony up some cash as well.

I’ll add to list as announcements are made, but for now United Airlines has announced that it will provide a one-time mileage bonus to MileagePlus members who donate cash to the Red Cross. The airline has set aside 5 million miles for this initiative.

MileagePlus members who give between $50-$99 will receive 250 bonus miles. Contribute $100-$249 and you’ll get 500 bonus miles. Donate more than $250 and you’ll get 1,000 miles.

In addition to awarding those bonus miles, United’s foundation will donate up to $50,000 to match donations to partner organizations from United customers and employees.

Here’s a link to get you started.

The Red Cross also accepts donations of miles on Delta, United, US Airways to be used to get volunteers to disaster areas. Find out more here.

And here are some other ways you can help the typhoon victims.

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