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2016 airline gift card comparison chart


Several airlines offer gift cards, but their terms and conditions vary so comparison shop before making a purchase

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Airline gift cards and gift certificates are an easy way to give the gift of travel. However, anyone considering giving one of these cards or certificates as a gift should check card terms and conditions ahead of time, choose an airline carefully and make sure the recipient will use it (see “Giving the gift of flight with airline gift cards“).

Most airline cards do not expire or diminish in value if the card goes unused, even for years, but there are gift card catches and restrictions that vary among the airlines. Know what you are getting before you buy to save you headaches later.

To help you, created the comparison chart (below) for the gift cards and certificates currently offered by major U.S. airlines. Dollar value options vary, but the cards and certificates from all five airlines do not expire, are fee-free and transferrable:

See related: Giving the gift of flight with airline gift cards

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