Airline launches gift card exchange

February 13, 2012 4:08:33 PM PST
United/Continental launched a "mileage plus gift card exchange."

The program allows mileage plus members to exchange unused store gift card credits for frequent flier miles.

The program accepts gift cards from dozens of major retailers including the Gap, Pottery barn and Home Depot.

Gift cards of less than $25 do not qualify for the frequent flier mile exchange program.