The Best Airline Gift Cards

October 16, 2013
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. I'm thinking of getting my nephew one of those airline gift cards as a gift. I've seen Southwest and JetBlue advertised. Is there one discount airline that is better or more flexible than another for the gift cards. Thank you for any advice on these cards you can give me.

    A. I would go with Southwest. They have fewer fees, make it incredibly easy to change travel dates, and allow passengers to rebank the value of the ticket for up to a year. JetBlue would be my second choice. Both offer card values of up to $1000, and neither will expire.

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