Entrepreneur donates air miles to those who can't afford to fly home for Christmas


An American entrepreneur is giving away his air miles to those who can't afford to fly home to their families this Christmas.

Peter Shankman, founder of Help a Reporter Out, asked people to apply for the air miles via his blog and was going to donate his miles to six applicants, but the number soon became 10 when four people contacted him to donate their own miles.

Airline JetBlue then donated 10 more flights, meaning Shankman had 25 return tickets to give away.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, he said: "I have the miles. So, why not?"

Morgan Johnston, of JetBlue, said: "Quite honestly, we were just moved by what [Shankman] was doing. I think more people should support people doing good things."

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