If you have some odd bunches
of miles floating about (not enough for an award ticket), you can
use them up with magazine subscriptions purchased by miles or you
can follow the spirit of the heart and donate them to various charities.
accepts donations in any increment. Choose from over a dozen charities.
Delta SkyWish accepts donations for over a dozen charities. Donations must be in 5,000-mile increments. Donations can also be made by calling the SkyMiles automated phone line at 1-800-325-3999*.
accepts donations in 1,000-mile increments. Donate 15,000 or more
miles and you can name the charity of your choice. The airline
adds one mile for every three miles on donations of 5,000 or more
miles. You can pool miles from more than one account to meet minimums.
Northwest selects a new charity
each quarter. If you donate
5,000 miles, you receive a 500 mile bonus. The charity for this
quarter is the March of Dimes. Call 1-800-327-2881.
United Airlines: Mileage Plus Charity Miles Program members can donate a minimum of 1,000 miles to over a dozen nonprofit groups.