How Business Owners Are Turning Expenses into Flights

As all business owners know, business expenses are not only necessary and ordinary facets of daily operation and trade, they are ongoing and plentiful. 

So, the idea is simple. Why not turn those ordinary and ongoing processes into something? Something beneficial to your business or rewarding of your hard work?

How to Earn Frequent Flyer Points Through Expenses

To turn business expenses into flights, all you need to do is to identify your expenses and then layer on top a rewards program, allowing you to earn valuable frequent flyer points on almost any transaction your business makes. 

It is one of the easiest and quickest ways to accrue points that can later be redeemed on rewards like affordable staff travel, upgrades to business and first class, or that long awaited family holiday.

The first step is to implement an effective rewards system such as a frequent flyer credit card or a payment provider that you can earn points from such as B2Bpay. Business owners can then earn points on expenses such as ATO payments, rent, payroll, supplier invoices and other bills. Points can even be earned on bank transfer payments. For many businesses, both small and large, this can quickly add up to a lot of points.

Just consider how many expenses you currently have that aren’t earning you and your business rewards. Now consider where you could travel with those extra points and associated savings. Japan, anyone?

Credit Card Reward Points 

Consolidate the way you make business expenses and look for a business credit card that offers sign on incentives with huge amounts of points. Most new credit cards offer a sign on bonus of between 60,000 and 120,000 points. 

This bonus comes when the minimum spend is met, typically $2-4k over the initial 2-3 months. Reaching this spend is easy when all business expenses are paid from one place. 

This can be easily achieved when you pay business expenses with a credit card with a rewards program in combination with a payments provider such as B2Bpay. B2Bpay also allows you to earn points when receiving payments. Points will begin to add up rapidly. By consolidating the way your business pays expenses, you can adopt the view that no expense should be paid without earning points.

Earn Qantas Points with B2Bpay

Earning Qantas Points with B2Bpay is easy. Your business can earn:


  • 1 Qantas Point for every $7 paid by card to the ATO
  • 1 Qantas Point for every $10 paid by card to other billers
  • 1 Qantas Point for every $3 paid by bank account
  • Plus, earn 1 Qantas Point for every $20 you get paid by card

This means that for $20,000 in business expenses paid per month, or $240,000 per year, your business can earn between 240,000 and 288,000 Qantas Points per year. This translates to 14 return business flights from Sydney to Melbourne! 

Time to Spend Your Points and Fly

There has never been a better time to use your accrued points on flights. As we come to the end of 2022, we come to the end of restricted air travel. Flying is returning to normal for the general public and many airlines are providing great incentives to get people back into the air and back into travelling. 

For example, Qantas has made available up to 50% more rewards seats on popular domestic routes, as well as international and trans-Tasman flights up until the end of 2022. 

Classic Flight Reward Availability 

A Classic Flight Reward seat is the type of seat made available to purchase for the smallest amount of points. Usually, for this reason, these seats can be difficult to book. Savvy travellers are known to book these seats well in advance. However, as mentioned, Qantas has increased the capacity of Classic Reward seats by 50%. 

On top of this, Qantas has introduced many more points reward programs as a thank you and acknowledgement of their customers loyalty through the last two years. With more value in every Qantas point than ever before, now is the time to start planning where your points will take you. Borders are open and quarantines are over. Now is the time to fly. 

How to Redeem Your Earned Qantas Points

Credit card reward points can be redeemed through your card issuer. Qantas points that business owners earn with B2Bpay will be automatically credited to the linked Qantas Business Rewards account within 90 Days. Business owners just need to ensure than their ABN is registered with Qantas Business Rewards and saved in their B2Bpay profile.

How Many Points are Needed

It takes only 5,400 Qantas Points (a small, easily accrued number) to upgrade a regular Economy Flex ticket to a Business class seat when flying popular, short haul domestic routes. 100,000 Qantas Points could get you or your business between 2 and 18 Business Class upgrades on domestic Qantas routes, depending on distance and fare. 

Does your business operate regionally? With 8,000 Qantas Points you can fly Economy to and from regional destinations in Australia (plus taxes). If your business typically requires longer haul flights, such as Sydney to Auckland or Perth to Brisbane, upgrades make sense to give you and your traveling staff more room and comfort to work, and of course to rest. Upgrades from Economy to Business on these flights will often mean the difference between a seat and a Business Suite with a flatbed.

Thinking of the long awaited holiday instead? To fly to Lord Howe Island, a 2 hour flight that typically costs more than $600 one way, you will only need 8,000 for that same ticket.

More points are required to fly internationally. For example, to fly Business class to Doha and then on to Europe from Sydney or Melbourne, you will need up to 278,000 Qantas Points. This will secure you a seat in what is considered the world’s best Business class seat: Qatar Airways’ QSuite.

With B2Bpay You Can also Stack Points by Receiving Payments

On top of the ability to quickly earn points via expenses, by signing up to B2Bpay you can also receive points when somebody pays you!

With B2Bpay, you can receive 1 Qantas point for every $20 paid to you (by VISA and Mastercard)*, and on  top of that there is a range of introductory offers such as 10,000 points for the first $10,000 received**. 

All you need to do is sign up and include B2Bpay payment info on your invoice, which can be done within your accounting software. Then when customers pay their invoices you will be able to earn additional points.

Learn More About Receiving Payments with B2Bpay.



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