Wishes in Flight®


Donate your frequent flier miles

You can help these wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish® is committed to including each child's family in the wish experience. Many major airlines -- including Delta, United and US Airways -- enable frequent flier program members to donate to Make-A-Wish.  And once the miles are donated, they never expire.

Wish kids love to travel!

Last year, more than 70 percent of wishes involved travel. For many wishes,
travel is the biggest expense.

Airline sponsors and their members enable Make-A-Wish
to create moments of hope, strength and joy for
children with life-threatening illnesses -- through generously
donated frequent flier miles.

Participating programs include:

  • Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
  • United Airlines Mileage Plus
  • US Airways Dividend Miles

Fast facts about travel wishes

  • Percentage of wishes involving travel: More than 70 percent
  • Average number of miles needed for one domestic round-trip ticket: 50,000
  • Average number of miles needed for one international round-trip ticket: 180,000
  • Average cost of a round-trip airline ticket: $750
  • Number of miles needed to grant all wishes involving travel annually: 2.5 billion
  • Number of round-trip tickets needed to grant wishes involving travel annually:
    50,000 (based on an average wish family size of 5)

How to Donate

To donate frequent flier miles through our Wishes in Flight® program,
please visit

or call (559) 221-9474 for more information.