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JetBlue, American in Sandy donation drives

NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue and American Airlines, both with major presences in New York, are helping raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Friday that it would match the first $100,000 in donations made through its website to the American Red Cross.

The New York-based airline said it was also donating $250,000 to a nonprofit fund to help employees and would match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar through Nov. 30.

Earlier American said that members of its AAdvantage frequent-flier program would get 250 miles for a donation of at least $50 or 500 miles for donating $100 or more to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. American is a unit of AMR Corp., based in Fort Worth, Texas.