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Travel companies continue to step up and aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts


Nov 04, 2012 7:20 am

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It’s customary for travel companies to donate during natural disasters, but many of the companies’ own employees and headquarters were affected by this storm.

— Samantha Shankman

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Earlier this week, we gave credit to the travel companies that were donating money and resources to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Legacy airlines  United and Delta offered donations, startups HotelTonight and Airbnb offered discounted rooms, and Homeaway urged its homeowners to reduce rental rates.

Although power is coming back to lower Manhattan, flights are taking off, and Amtrak is rolling into Penn Station, there is still so much to be done to repair the affected areas. Here is a continued list of travel companies lending a helping hand:

JetBlue has partnered with the NYC Food Truck Association to drive 16 food trucks throughout the city. The trucks are continuing their work over the weekend by heading to Staten Island, the Rockaways, and Hoboken, New Jersey. JetBlue is also matching donations up to $100,000 to the Red Cross and gifting flyers with 6 TrueBlue points for every dollar donated.

American Airlines also incentivized its passengers to donate by offering miles for donations. The airline has offered 250 AAdvantage bonus miles for donations of $50 and 500 miles for donations of $100 to the Red Cross.

Hilton Hotels is offering guests 10 HHonor Bonus Points for every dollar donated to GlobalGiving and is matching all donations up to $100,000.

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