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Airlines Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Our member airlines work hard every day to provide high-quality customer service, delivering passengers and packages safely to their final destinations. Through the transfer of people and goods, U.S. airlines connect us to cultures and traditions across the world, truly making it a smaller place.

This holiday season, U.S. airlines are working harder than ever to spread good tidings to all, especially on #GivingTuesday. While as passengers we may not always be witness to their great work, the evidence is all around us. In case you missed it, here are this year’s Giving Tuesday highlights from our member airlines.


Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is collecting socks for the homeless in Portland. To participate, share a photo with #AlaskaSocksgiving or donate at the Dec. 3 Portland Trailblazers game against the Miami Heat.

American Airlines

American is encouraging passengers to donate their AAdvantage® miles to one of three giving programs—Miles for Kids in Need, Miles for All Who Serve and Miles of Hope. American will match every mile donated, up to 3 million in total.


FedEx Cares and FedEx employees are getting involved in communities around the country in honor of Giving Tuesday. In Memphis, FedEx Cares delivered more than 40 bags of work supplies to Bridge Builders, an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to become confident leaders.

Hawaiian Airlines

Celebrate the spirit of Mahalo with Hawaiian Air by donating HawaiianMiles to a participating charity, including American Red Cross Hawaii, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and Make-A-Wish Hawaii.



JetBlue’s ‘Bluemanity’ livery was designed to inspire humanity, so it only makes sense that this one-of-a-kind plane is joining in on the Giving Tuesday fun! Through a partnership with Donors Choose, passengers on select flights can give back to schools.

Southwest Airlines

Use your points for a purpose this year by donating Rapid Rewards to nine deserving charities. Southwest will match point donations up to 2 million points until Dec. 3.


United Airlines

On top of Giving Tuesday, United has dedicated the entire month of November to employees who have served in the U.S. military. United shared line maintenance administration manager Don Larson’s inspiring story and how his military past shapes his career.


Four-year-old Juliana and UPS helped bring the magic of the holidays to the Louisville Boys & Girls Club for the ultimate winter wonderland surprise.

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