United Airlines Launches Fund-Raising Effort for Philippines


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United Airlines has announced it will partner with AmeriCares, the American Red Cross and Operation USA to help raise funds for the tens of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Chicago-based United (NYSE: UAL) also said it will offer customers a gift of bonus MileagePlus miles if they donate funds to the relief effort.

The United Airlines Foundation will donate up to $50,000 to match donations to the carrier’s partner organizations involved in Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

MileagePlus members who donate between $50 and $99 dollars will receive a 250-mile bonus. Those who contribute $100 to $249 will receive a 500-mile bonus, while members who give more than $250 will get 1,000 bonus miles. United said it will make available up to 5 million bonus miles for the Philippines relief effort.

Said Mark Anderson, United’s senior vice president of corporate and government affairs: “Our hearts go out to the people in the Philippines as they recover from this devastation. In difficult times like these, our employees and customers always show their generosity.”

Source: , Reporter-Chicago Business Journal

Japan Airlines Extends Support to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts


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Transport of Relief Goods

JAL will transport relief goods and supplies at no charge from November 12 to December 13, 2013. Relief goods and supplies will be carried as air freight and under the conditions specified below:

– The shipper and consignee must be governments, embassies, local municipalities and agencies of the United Nations (such as UNICEF) etc.

– Contact information of the shipper and consignee must be provided in detail.

– The arrival point must be Manila International Airport and the departure point must be Tokyo (Narita) Airport.

– Arrangements for customs clearance and surface transport at the departure point and arrival point must be completed by the shipper beforehand.

– Shipments must not contain dangerous goods, live animals, or other restricted items.

– The weight of relief goods and supplies should be within one ton for each transport.

– Shipment is subject to space availability.

Transport of Relief Aid Personnel

JAL will also provide free air transport on its flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Manila for persons supporting local relief operations and coordinating volunteer activities who belong to the authorized non-profit organizations introduced by Japan Platform (JPF)*1, starting from November 12 to December 13, 2013.

Mileage Donation Drive

JAL is offering its full support to devastated area in Philippines and is calling on its JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members to donate miles to raise funds necessary for relief work.

– Application period: November 14, 2013 ~ December15, 2013

– Mileage for application: Donation will be accepted in units of 3,000 miles, as an amount of JPY 3, 000 for donation. JMB member can make mileage donations on JAL’s website or by telephone to each region’s JAL Mileage Bank Center.

Website (English):http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/charity/

Enquiries

Media: +81-(0)3-5460- 3109

Others (Transport of relief goods and aid personnel): +81-(0)3-5460-3104

*1Japan Platform (JPF)