How to donate your airline miles to help Ukrainians
Watching the war in Ukraine unfold over the past few weeks, it’s been hard not to feel helpless. And although we are limited in what we can do, financial contributions to relief efforts have been encouraged.
But if you’re short on cash and have airline miles, you can spares – some airlines allow you to donate them to various organizations working in Ukraine. Here’s how to help you.
During the remainder of March, all AAdvantage miles donated to American Airlines Miles for Social Good program will be directed to Air link—a global humanitarian organization ferrying doctors and aid workers to Eastern Europe to assist with relief efforts in Ukraine.
To donate your miles, sign in to your AAdvantage account and follow the instructions. Although the minimum donation is 1,000 miles, if you have less than 1,000 miles, you can donate your entire balance.
Delta SkyMiles members can also donate a minimum of 1,000 miles. Do this, visit this page from the Delta website. Here you’ll find a menu of charities, including some that respond to the war in Ukraine, like the American Red Cross and UNICEF. You can split your donation among up to five organizations.
JetBlue TrueBlue members can donate between 500 and 500,000 points to a number of charities, including World Central Kitchen, Americares and the American Red Cross, all of which provide assistance in Ukraine. Do this, visit this pageselect an organization (or split your points between several) and enter your account information.
Until April 15, you can donate your United MileagePlus miles to four organizations involved in humanitarian aid in Ukraine: Airlink Flight, Americares, the American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen.
To make a donation, go to Miles on a mission homepage, then select one of the four organizations listed above and enter your MileagePlus account information. There is a minimum donation of 1,000 miles, and no maximum.