Donating Airline Miles: Give a Flight, Change Lives

Maybe you decided to vacation closer to home this year, or your business travel and credit card purchases generated more miles than you need. Whatever the reason, don't let your airline reward miles collect dust. Put them to work for God's kingdom by donating them to GFA World.

Billions of unused airline miles accumulate in frequent flyer accounts, and many of these miles expire before their holders have a good opportunity to use them. When you donate airline miles, you can give a gift to God's Kingdom that is worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars!

For instance, GFA World may use your donated airline miles to send speakers to churches to share the need for national missionary or sponsors for GFA's Child Sponsorship Program. The money we would have spent on the flight can then be used to cover other costs in the office and on the mission field, letting us do even more with the resources God has given us. Your gift can make an eternal difference in remote villages in Asia.

The miles may also be used to cover the cost of staff travel to and from the mission fields of Asia, as well as for ministry business throughout the United States.

Donating your miles is a quick and simple process:

  • Call or email GFA World to authorize GFA to use air miles from your account, either a specific number of miles or the entire account.

  • GFA will book the flight using your miles and will pay any fees associated with that booking or transfer of miles.

  • GFA will give you the flight details of a staff member’s trip.

To get started, review the information about your airline on the chart below:

Airlines Plan Miles Required for a
round trip flight*
Points Per
Alaska/Horizon Mileage Plan 25,000 NA
American Aadvantage Miles 30,000 NA
British Airways Executive Club 18,000 NA
Delta SkyMiles 25,000 NA
Lufthansa Miles and More 30,000 NA
Southwest Rapid Rewards Varies with cost of flight –
9,660 minimum
United Airlines Mileage Plus 20,000 NA

*Domestic round trip flight, except for Lufthansa, which is a European round trip flight.

Don’t let those miles expire!
To start the donation process, please fill out the contact form or call 1-800-946-2742 to ask questions or to donate airline miles to GFA World.

NOTE: Because airline miles and points are awards from companies and are not taxed as income, the IRS does not allow the donation of airline miles or points to be used as a charitable deduction.

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