American isn't alone. United and Continental airlines said last week that more than 23,000 employees and customers donated $2.5 million in cash for the Red Cross and 63 million frequent-flier miles to charities. And it's not over yet. Both airlines continue their fund-raising campaigns, which award 250 miles for a $50 donation and 500 miles for a $100-plus donation to the Red Cross until April 30.
All Nippon Airways posted a thank-you message on its Facebook page last month to the more than 37,000 frequent fliers who donated a total of 231,404,000 miles. The airline has chosen to donate the money it raises to an international relief agency called Japan Platform.
Dela Air Lines in March pledged $1 million in cash and in-kind support for relief efforts, and its foundation added $250,000, according to a news release. As of March 23, the airline and its customers had donated nearly 40 million air miles to World Vision Japan through Delta's SkyWish Asia program.