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A Guy Is Using His Frequent Flyer Miles to Fly Strangers Home for Christmas

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There’s a 44-year-old guy in New York named Peter Shankman who does business seminars all over the world. So 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 site Imgur.com. (Pronounced image-er.)

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. (It’s probably too late to get in on the action, but this story explains how to apply for a free ticket.)

He 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. And he also sent six people home for the holidays back in 2013, which inspired OTHER people to do it. So 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.

(Imgur / Lansing State Journal)