Anti-Scrooge Donates His Frequent Flyer Miles to Fly Strangers Home for Christmas
44-year-old New Yorker Peter Shankman does business seminars all over the world. Which means he racks up a lot of frequent flyer miles, and uses most of them to get plane tickets for his friends and family.
But he's also using a bunch of them this year to buy tickets for complete strangers who can't afford to fly home for Christmas. He's been asking people to explain why they deserve a free ticket on the image-hosting site Imgur.com.
The ones who get the most votes by 5:00 P.M. Eastern today will get the tickets. So he's not choosing who gets them, the Internet is.
Peter says he has enough miles to fly three or four people round-trip. Or more depending on where each person's going.
If this sounds familiar, it's because he did the same thing last year. Peter also sent six people home for the holidays back in 2013, which inspired other people to do it. About 25 people ended up getting free tickets that year.
By the way, if you have a bunch of frequent flyer miles you want to donate to someone, there's actually a website you can go through now called Abroaders.com.
Read more at Lansing State Journal.