Airline gift cards
Whether you're planning on stuffing it in a stocking or tucking it under a tree, the gift card is a go-to idea for many a harried shopper.
But what kind of gift card should you get for Aunt Sally or cousin Mike? That's where Bankrate comes in. Using data we collected from Aug. 27 to Sept. 11, 2014, we looked at the terms and features of 62 different gift cards, including general purpose cards, store-branded retail cards, restaurant cards, airline cards and gas station cards.
Using the chart below, you can compare these cards to find out the one that suits your needs based on factors such as the amount you can put on the card to any fees it costs to buy one. This way, everyone comes out a winner this season.
Select card features:
- Inactivity fee
- PIN available
- Loss/theft protection
- Free shipping
- Purchase fees
- Online balance check
American AirlinesLoading limits: $50-$1500
- Online PIN is on card, covered by a scratch-off surface.
- Email gift card available.
Frontier AirlinesLoading limits: $25-$1,500
- Standard shipping: $3.25 (Redemption is online only).
Hawaiian AirlinesLoading limits: $50-$2,000
- Online: E-cards only.
- E-cards are only redeemable online.
- Plastic cards are only available in Foodland or Sack & Save Food Stores (in HI).
- Plastic cards are only redeemable online.
JetBlue AirwaysLoading limits: $10-$1,000
- Gift cards can only be redeemed online or by calling the airline.
- Shipping charge: Minimum is $9.95 (FedEx Ground).
Southwest AirlinesLoading limits: $10-$1,000
- Orders of $500+ are shipped free via FedEx.
- US Airways gift cards are no longer available due to the merger with American Airlines.
Sorry, we could not locate any cards that match all your requirements.
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