Despite all the costs associated with merging with Continental there’s still some money left over in United’s wallet to help out a good cause. Frontline employees get the chance to buy all kinds of pink accessories like ties, scarves, and hats with proceeds finding their way to nonprofit organizations.
US Airways is also supporting research and advocacy causes with their BE PINK program. Everyone from pilots to maintenance workers can update their uniforms with pink accessories in support of the cause, with proceeds heading off to support the American Cancer Society.
Last but not least is American Airlines and their pledge to go pink this month. Employees will be sporting pink wristbands and ribbons while they raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. You can help out by donating miles, or by just picking something off the special pink menu at select Admirals Club locations. In total they’ll be donating 10 percent of sales toward their annual $1 million funding goal.
Bottom line is that you can’t go wrong when flying in October, and it’s nice to see that all the major carriers getting along so well when it comes to supporting a cause.
[Photo of the prior pink plane: ravend]