United Airlines is working with leading disaster relief organizations to provide aid to those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, and the flooding in Houston.
United will provide up to three million bonus miles — one million to each of the affected regions — to MileagePlus members who donate to the organizations.
MileagePlus members who give to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink, Global Giving or Operation USA can receive up to 1,000 bonus miles by entering their MileagePlus number at the time of their donation. United will award members miles based on the size of their donation:
Donate USD50-USD99 — Earn 250 bonus miles
Donate USD100-USD249 — Earn 500 bonus miles
Donate USD250 or more — Earn 1,000 bonus miles
United will award up to three million bonus miles to customers on a first-come, first-served basis based on contributions made through the airline´s fundraising page through 11:59 PM CDT on May 10, 2016. United customers have raised approximately USD3.5 million in the company´s two previous disaster relief campaigns.
Customers can donate to multiple relief efforts and will receive separate bonus miles for each region to which they donate. In addition to offering bonus miles to customers, United is also providing in-kind cargo space to Airlink to help transport relief supplies to Ecuador.
Available cargo space will be used to ship items for Airlink, which works with non-government organizations to provide supplies to Ecuador based on greatest need.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.