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Donate Your Hotel Toiletries to Folks in Need With Amenity Aid!

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I’ve previously admitted to taking the toiletries from my hotel room.  This is something I was hesitant to do at 1st, but Emily convinced me that the toiletries are part of our room fee.  And when I saw the joy on a little girl’s face in India when we handed her a care package with the toiletries, I was in!

Now there is a non-profit organization, Amenity Aid, that will distribute your hotel shampoo, soaps, and toothpaste to good causes for you.

Donate Your Hotel Toiletries To Folks In Need With Amenity Aid

Amenity Has Already Distributed Over 18,000 Toiletry Products to Those At-Risk

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Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel for ~$470 (Won’t Last!) [Expired]

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Via FlyerTalk, you can fly from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel for ~340 euro or ~$480 in coach.  You have to book this on wideroe (a European booking site).  I was able to find the cheaper fares up to June 2014, after which the price started rising.  But I didn’t check every month, so please share your finds in the comments!

Los Angeles To Tel Aviv, Israel For ~$470 Won't Last

You Can Fly From Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for ~$480 on Some Days!

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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – May 2013

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Here’s what I consider the most interesting and useful posts in May 2013.

1.   Use your miles the way YOU want to use them.  And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Vena's Last Lessons

Use Your Miles the Way YOU Want to Use Them

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Star MegaDo 5 Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for Star MegaDo 5 go on sale at noon CST today!  Star MegaDo is a chartered Air Canada Airbus A321 flight from Toronto to Tucson, Arizona to San Francisco.  You can find lots more information on the official MegaDo website.

Star MegaDO 5

Star MegaDO 5

Like all Mega DOs (as in big party or get together) there will be lots of socializing and tours of a Rimowa factory, meeting executives from Air Canada and lots more.

The Mega Do is from October 22nd to October 25th and you can find more information on this MilePoint thread.  Million Mile Secrets is helping sponsor the event, but I won’t be able to attend, though I did attend StarMegaDo 3. Continue reading

Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Raffle for Flight in American Airlines’ Oldest Surviving Aircraft

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The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund (a tax-exempt IRS 501 (c)3 charity) honors the late United pilot, Captain Jason Dahl.  He was the captain of United Flight 93 which crashed into a field and not into its intended target on September 11, 2001.  And just as Captain Dahl worked to qualify and train United pilots, his scholarship provides tuition for students to attend flight school.

Via Captain Denny, The Scholarship Fund is raffling off a chance to ride in a 1929 Stinson Tri-Motor aircraft - American Airlines’ oldest surviving aircraft!  The winner will be able to invite one guest to join them on June 1, 2013 at the Anoka County Airport, near MinneapolisWinners must provide their own transportation to/from the Anoka County airport.

Here are some photos that FlyerTalk member Pat89339 was kind enough to post.  And here’s a blog post from last year’s winner.

Jason Dahl Scholarship

1929 Stinson Tri-Motor

To enter the raffle just make a donation via paypal to the scholarship fund between now and 11:59 PM EDT on May 10, 2013.  To be eligible, please ensure you note that the donation is for the FlyerTalk raffle. Continue reading