Airline gift cards can be an easy way to give the gift of travel in a neat little package. Anyone considering giving one of these cards as a gift, though, should check the terms and conditions ahead of time, be careful when choosing the airline and make sure the recipient will use it (see "Giving the gift of flight with airline gift cards").
In most cases, buyers of airline gift cards don't have to worry about the major snags associated with some retail gift cards: Most airline cards do not expire or diminish in value if the card goes unused, even for years. But there are airline gift card catches and restrictions that vary among the airlines, so knowing what you are buying before you buy it can save you headaches later on.
To help you, CreditCards.com created a comparison chart for gift cards offered by five popular airlines.
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