Releases Tip Sheet and Video on How Businesses Save with Airline Small Business Rewards Programs

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Similar to how companies earns rewards points on company credit cards, businesses can also earn rewards points with airlines for each dollar any employees spend with that airline. And, employees still earn their own frequent flyer miles for those same flights. logo

Many small to medium-sized businesses are unaware that they can take advantage of airline business rewards programs. And those companies that are aware of these services may find tracking these points too cumbersome and time-consuming to take advantage of them. offers a way to streamline how a business tracks its employees’ travel points so that it can earn reward points on each employee trip. They are now also offering a free downloadable a tip sheet and video explaining how all businesses can maximize business airline travel rewards.

These reward points can be used to upgrade to a first class ticket, get complimentary passes into airline club memberships or to earn a free roundtrip flight. For perspective, if a company’s employees fly just twice each month with an airline for a year, the business will earn a free round-trip flight.

And these small business rewards program points earned for every dollar spent do not take away from individual rewards; an employee can still earn frequent flyer miles on a flight for which the company is earning reward points.

The concept is simple: the company should get credit for all the trips its employees take. But its application can be time-consuming and a hassle unless a company uses a travel agent to book all of a company’s employees’ flights and that individual adds the company’s rewards number to each reservation.

B-hive automatically applies a company’s rewards number to each reservation. This information is then made available on the company’s B-hive homepage so that those interested can easily see how many dollars and thus points the company has with any given airline in real time.

This time-saving and rewards-earning service is free for those with B-hive accounts.
B-hive recommends signing up first with the airline that employees use most often and if unsure, going with airlines that have a “strong presence” in the cities that employees work.

While a company can sign up with more than one airline, this will spread out one’s points, whereas getting employees to book primarily with one airline will concentrate points and earn free flights and such more quickly.

Get more business travel savings ideas at BHive's corporate travel tips page.

About was designed by the business travel experts at Short's Travel Management as the first free online option in corporate travel management. Short's Travel Management is a full-service travel management company with a passion for innovation and professional service to enable companies of all sizes to more effectively manage their travel investment.

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