yorkshirelad1 wrote:I want to offer a US friend a return flight to a destination of their choice as a wedding present. They have suggested a Delta Airlines Gift card (as that is the airline they would use). Delta do have a giftcard scheme, but the donor has to have a billing address in the US territories.
I suspect it may be an anti-money-laundering thing as airline giftcards are high value and as good as cash for some people.
One option might be to buy a Virgin Atlantic giftcard, as Virgin and Delta are deeply intertwined so that most (all?) Delta flights have a Virgin code and vice versa, so for instance you can book DL10 (Minneapolis-Heathrow) as VS4040 (or AF3583 and KL6112), and DL150 (Lima-Atlanta) as VS3839.
It's my preferred codeshare for crossing the Atlantic as they have the cheapest options for legroom; I slightly prefer Virgin for food and entertainment, Delta has better beer and better timings for my usual trip.