Airlines encouraging disaster relief donations

Heartbroken over the images and stories coming out of Oklahoma?

Oklahoma Tornados 2013

Courtesy American Red Cross



Airlines are joining in to encourage you to help out by donating some money or miles.

Here are a few that have posted notices on their websites:

Through June 30, 2012, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn a one-time bonus of 250 AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $50, or 500 AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $100 or more to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. More details here.

You can also to donate to disaster relief through the Alaska Airlines Charity Mile Pool  and through Southwest Airlines, which is working with American Red Cross Disaster Relief to raise funds to help those affected by the tornadoes, as well as for military members and their families and other relief services.  

Airlines waive change fees due to tornadoes

Monday’s severe weather and tornado touchdowns in Oklahoma have wreaked an incredible amount of havoc and a still undetermined number of deaths.

Many flights to and from Oklahoma City have been canceled and, if you were headed that way for a business event or some other non-essential visit, you probably want to stay away for now.

Here are a list of airlines that posted notices about refunds and change fee waivers as of Monday evening.

I’ll add others as I find them.

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines

Southwest Airlines