How to buy a flight gift card you can use with multiple airlines

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. I would buy NOT buy this flight gift card and instead buy a gift card directly from an airline or an online travel agency like Expedia.


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!


For more information, check out the FAQ.

10 Comments On "How to Buy a Flight Gift Card You Can Use With Multiple Airlines"
  1. Gail Smith|

    Hi Johnny! I have been having some issues booking flights through flightgiftcard. We don’t travel often, but our kids gave us what seemed to be a wonderful Christmas gift of $150 from flightgiftcard. We are trying to plan a trip for all 4 of us and I have found the site somewhat difficult to use. I also have a $175 voucher from Allegiant. I have emailed them and they suggest I book 2 flights through them and 2 through Allegiant.I’m not sure how that would work! Your article speaks only of the purchase of this item and not how to actually use it. Plus, they increase fares. You can only book through them. the options for booking are From, To, Depart, Return, Passengers, Flight class, Preferred airline(optional), and All or Direct flights. They are based in the Netherlands. I have to say that after being thrilled at Christmas I am pretty disappointed with their service so far. As far as I know, there is no recourse for a refund or anything like that. I apologize for rambling, but I was surprised to see an article about them. Wish us luck! Thanks!

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Hi Gail,

      I will email their PR contact and find out what they suggest. I haven’t used their service but will soon.

  2. Jim|

    I wouldn’t recommend this company. You have to book the flights through their website at an increased price since the company add a mark up to all flights. This can vary depending on which airline is used.

  3. Sara|

    Hi Johnny, any feedback on this?

    I was considering it as a gift for a friend, would you recommend?

    Thank you!

    1. Johnny Jet|

      I would wait. They seem to be having some problems with Basic Economy fares

  4. Grant|

    Definitely wouldn’t recommend this company. Bad experience with them all round.

  5. Christine|

    I got a flightcard for Christmas for $500. I went to book a flight and the cost through them, flying United, was $688 and to book the same flight with United directly was $381. I would NEVER recommend buying this card!!

  6. Ellen penner|

    I completely disagree with this recommendation. BUYER BEWARE. This web based service fails to clearly state one important thing…they mark up the flight cost to make money. I received a $50 gift card, every flight I found ran about $30 over the airline website or any consolidator, meaning that my savings was only $20 of the $50 paid for my gift. This is not clearly stated on their site. Additionally, many airlines are not accessible…Southwest returned no results. They have no customer service phone number and didnt answer my email…three days after I sent it I received a customer satisfaction survey and emailed the company a second time to finally get a response in which they claimed they cant negotiate lower prices with airlines. They arent negotiating anything…they are pulling an online search and adding to the cost displayed. They keep your money if you dont use the card within 2 years. If you want to give a travel gift, give an Expedia or any other major travel booking engine card, NOT this card.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      I agree with you after trying to use it again. I stated it at the bottom but will put it at the top

  7. CS|

    Would add a big buyer beware here… can’t imagine how this “business model” is even legal. If you’re still considering one of these “gift cards” please be aware that they are systematically charging above-market fares to scam holders out of $50 or more per round trip.

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