Donating frequent flyer miles

It’s great to see newspapers recommending the donation of frequent flyer miles. It’s a great way to feel good for folks with large balances, and for those whose miles are expiring it’s better than letting them go to waste (although there are certainly easy ways to extend the life of miles in almost all circumstances — most carriers require only some account activity every three years, I might transfer 125 miles into an airline account from my Radisson Goldpoints account for instance).

The options for donations are far more varied than the piece suggests, offering only two choices. A good place to check out is MileDonor.com which serves as a clearing house for donation information.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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