Hurricane Dorian has begun to move away from the United States but has left a path of destruction behind starting from The Bahamas to North Carolina. Recovery effects are in full swing and several prominent players in the travel industry have offered their support in the form of time, money and resources. Many top airlines have stepped up to do the same reports Travel Pulse.
American Airlines has deployed 14,000 pounds of supplies as relief measures
American Airlines has deployed a flight to Nassau with more than 14,000 pounds of supplies. They have also expanded fare caps and waived baggage fees to assist impacted customers. The airlines have also offered AAdvantage passengers the opportunity to earn 10 miles per dollar when they donate to the Red Cross by September 20 on the airline’s donation page.
Delta Airlines is also pitching in by contributing 250,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. Passengers flying Delta will have the opportunity to donate to the Red Cross through the airline’s page. Additionally, they have announced a $1 million grant as an Annual Disaster Giving Program partner.
United Airlines has started a fundraising campaign
United Airlines has started a Crowdrise fundraising campaign. The campaign will provide assistance within the U.S and internationally. This will include donations to the Red Cross, Airlink, Americares and Global Giving. The airlines will match the first $100,000 raised while also providing up to five million bonus miles for individuals who make donations of $50 or more.
Southwest Airlines has offered a helping hand by launching its own Red Cross page.
The catastrophic hurricane has caused the death of at least 44 people in the Bahamas and at least two in the US. Nearly 70,000 people have been left homeless in the Bahamas because of the storm. 800 people were stranded on an island off the coast of North Carolina, cut off by flooding.
Several thousands across the US’ eastern seaboard have lost power. At least 350,000 residents of the Canadian Maritimes have lost power as well.