Following on from the thread about the differences in the US and the UK to returning military personnel, here's another "wouldn't happen in the UK" scheme: http://www.heromiles.org/ The airlines working within the scheme were also matching donations 1-fot-1 over the Memorial Day weekend. the Fox News anchor who was discussing the scheme with its creator proudly admitted to having donated 90.000 air miles to the scheme, having not had time to donate more, which she would do so as soon as she could. My wife is American and was very proud to hear of the scheme, and my immediate thought was "wouldn't happen in the UK"... I was going to tack this onto the end of the other thread, but felt it deserved its own (PTP: merge if you feel this is better). EDIT: admittedly we have free rail warrants in the UK, but the principle still stands.