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Our good friends over at Abroaders.com are helping spearhead an excellent idea — get people home for the holidays that are otherwise unable, by using points and miles.
Full details are on their donation page, but the gist of it is:
- Pledge an amount of miles
- The guys at Abroaders will reach out to you to confirm your willingness and approval to use your miles
- You help someone see their family that otherwise wouldn't be able to during the holidays
Why We Love This Idea
As much as all of us leverage our points and miles to take dream trips, if you have a few extra miles in your bank, you've got an opportunity to help make someone else's dream come true.
Abroaders is looking for a minimum of 12,500 miles per person and at the same time looking for donations in that increment. Remember, a standard one-way domestic award ticket prices out to 12,500 miles in economy class — sure, some circumstances have lower prices, but in most cases, this is the standard pricing. In case you weren't sure, redeeming miles in your account for other people does not violate the terms and conditions of frequent flyer programs.
While some programs do place conditions on who you can redeem your miles, such as Korean Air, if there are any concerns about redeeming Abroaders will answer your questions. The great thing about donating miles is that the folks at Abroaders will do their best to get the most out of each mile, maximizing the return with each booking they complete.
Tis the season to give. If you'd like to help out someone a bit less fortunate through the power of points and miles, consider making a donation.
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