AA does good: Miles for Haiti Donations

 
Old Jan 13, 10, 7:33 pm
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Thumbs up AA does good: Miles for Haiti Donations

AA flies to Haiti and has been mentioned in the news about being in talks with the gov't about how quickly it can resume its flights. AE has already been helping with relief flights (see linked article). Now, AA and AE are also giving us a small incentive to donate to the Haitian relief efforts ^^. We've had posts before about AA charitable efforts and I continue to be impressed by AA's heart .

The miles for donations will be available on Thursday. I'll edit this thread once it's available.

From the Dallas News link/:
American said that as Thursday, AAdvantage members who donate at least $50 to the Red Cross can earn 250 bonus AAdvantage miles. A $100 donation brings 500 miles. Check the aa.com Web site on Thursday.
Said Peter J. Dolara, American's senior vice president for Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America:

"Help is urgently needed in Haiti. By partnering with the American Red Cross, we can ensure contributions will support timely efforts to provide much-needed assistance to the millions of people affected by the earthquake.

"We invite our customers to join us in supporting the American Red Cross, and it is with our deepest appreciation that we acknowledge their generosity with this opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles."

Last edited by SocietyFlyGirl; Jan 13, 10 at 7:36 pm Reason: Forgot to mention AE
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Old Jan 13, 10, 7:44 pm
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The links are already up.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/haiti...oryId=16125142

http://american.redcross.org/site/Pa...anairlines-pub

Earthquake In Haiti
American Airlines is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to help the victims affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The American Red Cross, through an extensive partnership with the Haitian Red Cross, has made available all of the relief supplies from its warehouse in Panama in addition to deploying disaster management specialists already in Haiti.

Make a donation to the American Red Cross and earn AAdvantage® bonus miles.
If you would like to join us in supporting the victims of the earthquake in Haiti by making a cash donation, American will reward your generosity with an AAdvantage bonus mile offer. Through February 28, 2010, AAdvantage members can earn a one-time award of 250 bonus miles for a minimum $50 donation, or 500 bonus miles for a donation of $100 or more to the American Red Cross.

Make a donation to support the American Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief effort.

To receive your bonus miles, forward your email donation acknowledgment from the American Red Cross to [email protected]. Please do not to change the subject line, but do provide your AAdvantage number in the email.

Terms & Conditions:

* Offer valid on contributions made online at http://american.redcross.org/americanairlines-pub*
* Minimum donation of $50 required in order to earn bonus miles
* Members can earn a one-time bonus up to 500 miles
* Promotion dates are January 14 through February 28, 2010
* Donation receipts from the American Red Cross forwarded to [email protected]. Miles will post to the member's AAdvantage account approximately 14 days after the receipts are received. Please check your AAdvantage account on aa.com to verify the award.
* The name on the donation receipt must match the name on the AAdvantage account.
* You must be an AAdvantage member to receive the bonus miles.
* Bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification.
* American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice.
* American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies.
* For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage
* The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position.
* For more information about the Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org
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Old Jan 13, 10, 8:00 pm
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Thank you, Supersonic Swinger. AA was quick in getting that site up!
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Old Jan 13, 10, 8:06 pm
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I'm not an AA flyer, but I was informed that AA will fly doctors and nurses to Haiti by calling 212-697-9767. I've never personally called the number, but I was just told the news (as a medical professional).
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Old Jan 13, 10, 8:43 pm
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I'm not an AA flyer, but I was informed that AA will fly doctors and nurses to Haiti by calling 212-697-9767. I've never personally called the number, but I was just told the news (as a medical professional).
That's impressive. ^ AA.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 9:16 pm
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I think that is wonderful of AA to fly doctors and nurses there.

Way to go AA....^^
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Old Jan 13, 10, 11:33 pm
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Weak. Spirit Air is giving 5000 miles for a $5+ donation.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
Weak. Spirit Air is giving 5000 miles for a $5+ donation.
Put it into perspective: there are only TWO airlines offering any kind of incentive. Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest United, US Airways, Virgin America so far have nothing in place like this. Nor have I seen any hotels participating yet, either.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 12:23 am
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I'm hoping to hear that AA has flown a couple 763 or 777 MIA-PAP loaded with bottled water; without a lot of clean water, and fast, many more will die.

AA's 777 has sufficient payload to carry about 120,000 half-litre bottles.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by tedward View Post
Put it into perspective: there are only TWO airlines offering any kind of incentive. Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest United, US Airways, Virgin America so far have nothing in place like this. Nor have I seen any hotels participating yet, either.
This just in.... WN has offered free checked baggage to all medical professionals flying to connect to a flight to Haiti........ Yes, kidding. They have bombarded people with the Bags Fly Free part of their service, maybe they could spend some money on a REAL cause.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 8:15 am
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I'm hoping to hear that AA has flown a couple 763 or 777 MIA-PAP loaded with bottled water; without a lot of clean water, and fast, many more will die.

AA's 777 has sufficient payload to carry about 120,000 half-litre bottles.

I am paying they do as well.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 9:01 am
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Good for AA.

I am donating money on the 15th, might as well do it through AA.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 10:55 am
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Good for AA.

I am donating money on the 15th, might as well do it through AA.
Agree - sent mine a few minutes ago.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 11:56 am
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I donated through the site, as per AA.com's instructions, but have not received an email from ARC yet...
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Thank you to all who are donating.

The pictures out of Haiti just break your heart - the word tragedy seeems so inadequate at this time.

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