Looking for a travel-related holiday gift? Check out Flightgiftcard, which provides gift cards that recipients can use to pay for flights from 300 airline partners worldwide to 980 destinations in 70 countries.
Flights purchased with a can be one-way or roundtrip; to any destination; on any available dates and times; and in economy, premium economy (where available), business, or first class. Partners include: Air France/KLM, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Airlines, EasyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Norwegian, Qantas, and Virgin Atlantic.
Givers choose the currency they want to buy it in and the amount (from $25 to $10,000). It works as a regular gift card and is valid for two years, so you can put the value toward more than one flight. (I asked the company, “If someone gave me a Flightgiftcard for $500 but my flight was only $350, what would happen to the remaining balance?” and I was told that the $150 balance would remain on the card.) The design of the gift card is customizable, and the card can be mailed as a physical card, emailed instantly to the recipient, or downloaded and printed for hand delivery. There’s even an option to record and send a video greeting alongside the e-card!
UPDATE: I tried using them to purchase an American Airlines ticket from Los Angeles to Miami. They charged $5 more than what the regular fare was which was fine. What was not okay is that they issued me a Basic Economy ticket which has all kinds of restrictions and I had to jump through hoops to get it canceled. with no warning Their site said the ticket I purchased was an economy (Y) fare but that wasn’t the case.
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