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One flight can change someone’s life forever

The number of families forced to flee home is unprecedented and growing. Many forced migrants have the final approval to go to a safe destination, but the transportation costs are an obstacle.

The Swiss Red Cross has teamed up with Miles4Migrants to help forcibly displaced individuals travel to safe new homes. Together, we are transforming unused miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash into lifelines for forcibly displaced people and supporting the Swiss Red Cross’s vital humanitarian efforts globally.

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FAQs

How does Miles4Migrants identify refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers to support?

Miles4Migrants fosters relationships with other nonprofits that are working ‘on the ground’ to serve refugees and asylum-seekers directly. Our nonprofit partners, both across the world and within the United States, submit requests for flight assistance to Miles4Migrants. We do not have the capacity to vet flight recipients’ finances to ensure financial need, nor do we specialize in the administrative and legal work required to ensure each flight recipient is authorized to enter their resettlement country. This is where our nonprofit partners come in – each partner is responsible for vetting flight recipients to ensure they have the necessary legal approval and documents to travel to (or, in the case of those released at the US-Mexico border or from immigration detention and legally seeking asylum in the United States, within) their resettlement country. We do not accept flight requests submitted directly from individuals without a nonprofit partner acting as an intermediary. A list of our nonprofit partners is included on our NGO partner page.

What type of frequent flyer miles and credit card points does Miles4Migrants accept?

We accept points and miles from many major loyalty programs, airline, and credit card programs. Miles4Migrants partners directly with the following loyalty programs so you can transfer your miles directly into Miles4Migrants pooled accounts:

  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Air France – KLM Flying Blue

Other commonly donated miles/points:

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • Delta SkyMiles
    Lufthansa Miles and More
  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Capital One Miles
  • Citi ThankYou Points
If I don't have enough miles or points, can I donate money?

Yes! Cash donations are a big help in addition to miles.

While frequent flyer miles cover most airfare expenses, cash is needed for each ticket to cover taxes, departure and arrival fees, and fuel surcharges. While our unique model allows supporters to donate miles, points, and vouchers, we use cash to pay taxes, fees, and to keep our doors open. From paying our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to reunite families, to covering administrative costs and ensuring our campaigns reach those who can help – every dollar you donate has a direct impact. 

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