|Through the goodwill and generosity of thousands of people with unused frequent flyer miles and U.S. airlines, the Fisher House Foundation has given out nearly 3,000 free airline tickets to war-wounded servicemembers and their families since the giveaway program started in January 2004.
Through its partnership with the Operation Hero Miles program, Fisher House has given away more than 100 million donated frequent flyer miles to bring families and loved ones to the bedsides of wounded combatants.
People eligible for free tickets fall into two categories:
Wounded servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan with an approved convalescent leave may be given a free round-trip airline ticket for a trip from the military or Veterans Affairs medical center where they're being treated to their home and return if they're not eligible for government-funded airfare.
Qualifying servicemen and women may be given free round-trip tickets to enable their family or close friends to visit them while they're being treated at the medical center.
For more information on how to donate read the Easy Reference to donating your Frequent Flyer Miles (PDF).
At this time, Airtran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways accept donations from their passengers.