Chase United Airlines co-brand credit card customers can earn up to 10 miles per dollar donating to select LGBTQ+ nonprofit organizations for Pride month: The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, and StartOut.
- Earn 5 total miles per dollar when they donate up to $500 in total donations
- Earn 10 miles per dollar for additional donations, up to $1,500 in total donations
We want everyone to fly with pride — that’s why we’re joining forces with Chase and Visa to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community, break down barriers and promote inclusion. We’ve created this effort to celebrate Pride Month, and to encourage and reward United Cardmembers who are giving back to these three organizations.
I think this is great. If this is something you want to support, you can earn more miles doing so. And if it’s not, you can ignore the offer. Of course in 2023 it’s not so simple.
Politics is no longer about policy (if it ever was). It’s about relative status. There’s little question that historically, and still in many places, LGBTQ+ individuals could use an increase in their relative status. But since status games are relative that means a perceived loss of status for others, as much as we might think it shouldn’t. So there’s going to be pushback.
Businesses and ‘the left’ used to be anathema to each other, but that’s no longer the case. Since many large businesses have become ‘vaguely left-leaning’ in their mood affiliation, many of those on the right of center have become anti-large business. And so we have the spectacle of a Republican governor of Florida fighting against local control of Disney World.
While American Airlines may be criticized over its pension fund practices, former Chairman Doug Parker wore a Black Lives Matter wristband, and the company was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, management of the airline remained.. largely white. delta wraps themselves in the environment and indigenous amenity kits as a fig leaf for cost cuts. Meanwhile United Airlines supported affirmative action at the ballot box.
In a world where airlines are both among the most regulated businesses in the country, and the most subsidized, they’re inherently political and they push that mantle themselves. They do court controversy a bit. But as long as that means I can earn bonus miles I am ok with that.