Members of Aeroflot Bonus can now donate miles to the Mercy Miles project. The donated miles will provide free tickets for children who have oncological, hematological and other problems so that they may receive treatment. The donated miles may also be used to provide flight tickets for doctors who are treating the children. Initially, the project will benefit Dina Korzun’s and Chulpan Khamatova’s charity fund “Podari zhizn”. In the future, other charity funds will be featured. To donate, Aeroflot Bonus members should visit the Aeroflot Web site or look in the inflight magazine to fill out the special application form. Donations must be at least 1,000 miles from accounts with at least 10,000 miles and there is no maximum amount of miles you can donate.
Other news from Aeroflot includes new mileage earning opportunities through a new airline, hotel and car rental partnership. Members of Aeroflot Bonus will now earn miles when traveling with Aeroflot-Nord (coded 5N) as a result of the merger between Aeroflot-Nord and Aeroflot Bonus. Members of Aeroflot-Nord’s program were welcomed into Aeroflot Bonus with one Nord-Bonus mile equaling 7.5 Aeroflot Bonus miles.
Aeroflot Bonus members can now earn 500 bonus miles for Swissotel Hotels & Resorts stays worldwide. Aeroflot Bonus Silver members can get a free room category upgrade when staying in Swissotel’s Krasny Holmy hotel in Moscow while Gold members can get an upgrade to a Junior Suite, when available. And when children present their Aeroflot Bonus Junior Card at Swissotels, they will receive special gifts, free Internet access and soft drinks.
Aeroflot Bonus members can also now earn miles with a new car rental partner, Sochi. Visit http://www.rentacarov.com for details.