One flight can change someone’s life forever
The world faces an unprecedented and growing crisis of families forced to flee their homes. Despite securing final approval for safe resettlement, many forcibly displaced individuals face insurmountable transportation costs that hinder their escape from danger.
In response to this urgent need, Together Now and Miles4Migrants have collaborated to reunite families who were separated due to war, persecution, or climate disasters in their home countries. This Cameroonian family was one such family that was reunited in England with 72,000 United MileagePlus miles, used to purchase tickets for the two sisters, saving around £1,100 (US$1,400) in airfare.
Here are heartfelt testimonials from other passengers we’ve flown, now joyfully reunited with their families:
“As you know, living without or away from your kids is like a fish without water, a body without a soul. You feel like you are living with some body parts missing.”
“Being with your family is so great a feeling. That feeling makes you strong after weakness.”
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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.
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
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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