Got Miles? Help Wishes Take Flight

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 04/01 2014 02:09AM

Updated 04/01 2014 02:12AM

Make-A-Wish is launching a month-long campaign to raise air miles in time for summer wish travel. Frequent fliers with air miles from Delta, U.S. Airways and United are encouraged to donate their unused miles to Make-A-Wish through the Wishes in Flight® Program. Those miles are turned into free flights for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions and never expire.
Did you know?:
  •  75% of wishes involve travel?
  •  There are an estimated 16 trillion frequent flier miles that go unused?
  •  The number of miles an individual can donate can range from a few thousand miles* to millions?
To donate miles or for more information, call us at 800.676.9474 or log onto
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 15,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at
*minimum donation depends on airline.

(Information from Maggie O'Brien- Regional Manager
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia)

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