Make-A-Wish Passes Million Mile Mark

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email
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Fast Facts about travel wishes:

  • Avg. number of miles needed for 1 domestic, round-trip flight: 50,000
  • Avg. number of miles needed for 1 international, round-trip flight: 180,000
  • Number of miles needed to grant all Nebraska wishes involving travel annually: 20 million

Every three and a half days, a wish is granted in Nebraska. On April 29, WOWT NBC Omaha teamed up with Make-A-Wish Nebraska to help make more of these wishes come true.

According to Make-A-Wish, more than 70 percent of wishes involve travel and travel is often the most expensive aspect of a wish. Tuesday was devoted to collecting miles to create moments of hope, strength, and joy for children with life-threatening illnesses. The goal was to collect one million miles. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, 1,273,906 miles were donated.

Many major airlines, including Delta, United, and US Airways, enable frequent flier program members to donate their miles. The best part about donating miles, especially those that are about to expire, is that they never expire for Make-A-Wish.

To donate your Delta, United, or US Airways miles, click here or call 1-800-378-2460 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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