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What Can You Buy With Bitcoin (BTC)?

A Guide to Spending Your Bitcoin

Bitcoin has taken leaps and bounds as a means of payment since its launch by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Whilst its early days were marked by novelty purchases like pizza and coffee, Bitcoin has become a viable payment option for a range of goods and services, which continues to grow as more people adopt cryptocurrencies.

A man paying with a debit card

Paying With Bitcoin

Making purchases with Bitcoin is becoming easier than ever with the amount of online and in-person businesses accepting Bitcoin nearly tripling in 2023. While cryptocurrencies are becoming more accepted by businesses, the easiest way to spend your Bitcoin is with a crypto debit card from providers like Crypto debit cards work by preloading cryptocurrencies onto them, much like a standard bank debit card. The difference here is that when you spend your crypto, the retailer receives the local fiat currency as payment, meaning you can use your digital currencies at vendors or atms that don't accept cryptocurrencies. This is all made possible through crypto debit cards being powered by payment processing partners like Mastercard and Visa, which make sure transactions are as smooth as possible.

What can you Buy with Bitcoin?

Airline Tickets

There is a few crypto friendly airlines now accepting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for bookings. For instance, Lufthansa  British Airways, KLM Airlines, American Airlines and Delta all accept Bitcoin as payment.

Its not just airlines that are starting to adopt crypto, there is also a handful of online travel agents that accept Bitcoin. Luckily for you, at Alternative Airlines we lead the way by accepting more than 100 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether (USDT), via xMoney (formerly Utrust) and Even if the airline doesn't directly accept digital currencies, you can still book your next flights with Bitcoin through Alternative Airlines.

Jewellery, Watches and Designer Clothes

Several brands including Tag Heuer, Gucci, and BitDials to name a few, currently accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment for high-end watches and luxury garments. With cryptocurrencies appeal becoming more apparent, you will likely see other famous luxury brands also accept Bitcoin as a way to stay ahead and provide convenience to their users.


Much like luxury clothing brands, car manufacturers, such as Lamborghini and Tesla, also give their customers the option to pay with Bitcoin. While many carmakers don't accept cryptocurrencies, independent dealerships like BitCars allow you to buy cars completely with crypto.

Technology and Online Retailers

Several well known tech companies like, Microsoft and AT&T, accept Bitcoin for many of their products. Online retailers, such as Overstock, allow you to buy everything from furniture to clothes all with cryptocurrencies. Fun fact, Overstock was one of the first online stores to accept Bitcoin and even give refunds in digital currencies!

Bitcoins on top of a pile of US Dollars

Unexpected Bitcoin Use Cases

Bitcoin's utility extends further than indulging in some retail therapy and can actually be used for practical services like:

Charitable Donations

Bitcoin can be used to donate to the causes that mean the most to you. For example, Save The Children, the British Red Cross and the American Heart Association all accept Bitcoin for donations. The best part? Charities accepting Bitcoin can receive tax benefits in some countries and even save on costs with cheaper transaction fees when working with crypto.


Its even possible to pay for some insurances with Bitcoin. While not many companies offer this at the moment, some forward thinking insurers like AXA, Metromile and Premier Shield Insurance all accept cryptocurrencies. This makes integrating Bitcoin into your everyday life, that much easier.

A bitcoin being picked up by a claw

How to use Bitcoin in Stores that Don't Accept it?

Many major companies and e-commerce brands, like Amazon, don't currently accept Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies. Using platforms like Bitrefill and BitPay, you can work around this problem by purchasing a gift card for your favourite site with Bitcoin. While it is a bit more hassle, using this method alongside a crypto debit card allows you to buy almost anything with Bitcoin!

How to Pay for Flights with Bitcoin:

Step 1 - Search for flights

Search for flights

Use Alternative Airlines' search form to search for flights from the two destinations that you want to travel between and enter the date that you want to travel on.

Then select the flights you would like to purchase and fill in the passenger details.

How to Pay for Flights with Bitcoin:

Step 2 - Select cryptocurrency as payment method

Select cryptocurrency

Once you've filled in all the details, select ‘cryptocurrency’ at checkout and then select the crypto that you’d like to pay with. Flights are shown with the price displayed in crypto throughout our booking journey so that you know exactly how much you’ll need to pay with your chosen cryptocurrency.

How to Pay for Flights with Bitcoin:

Select Bitcoin

Select Bitcoin from the list of cryptocurrencies accepted at Alternative Airlines. Then press "Confirm selection" to continue to payment.

How to Pay for Flights with Bitcoin:

Confirm your booking

When payment has been made, your airline tickets will be purchased — it's that easy to buy flights with Bitcoin at Alternative Airlines!

Please allow 24 hours for the e-ticket to be sent.


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What is Cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a currency in virtual or digital form which acts as a method to transact with. Individuals can still make purchases of services and products but have ownership of digital tokens which are stored in a computer database. To make verified and secure transactions, cryptography is used.

Is it safe to buy flights with Bitcoin?

In short, yes! At Alternative Airlines we have partnered with xMoney (formerly Utrust) and to provide you with safe and seamless crypto transactions. On top of that, xMoney exchange offers buyer protection on all purchases, giving you peace of mind if any complication were to arise. Need more help? Our customer services department is always happy to help.

What are the top Bitcoin-friendly countries?

As Bitcoin continues to gain popularity amongst businesses and individuals some countries have been quicker to adopt the currency over others. Check out our page on the top crypto-friendly destinations and find inspiration from the Bitcoin City in Ljubljana, Slovenia to the the Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland.

How difficult is it to make a Bitcoin payment?

Paying with Bitcoin is actually quite simple and generally requires sending Bitcoin from one wallet to another or paying through a provider like xMoney. When buying from in-person businesses, paying with a crypto debit card is the easiest way to pay with Bitcoin as it is virtually the same a paying with your traditional bank card.

At Alternative Airlines, we make paying in Bitcoin simple. We have partnered with xMoney (formerly Utrust) and to provide a safe and seamless crypto payment process.

Is Bitcoin anonymous?

No. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offer a greater level of privacy when compared to traditional banking methods, all transactions made with this digital currency are recorded on the blockchain and can be traced. Despite not giving the same level of anonymity as cash, Bitcoin is a great choice for those looking for a more acceptable level of privacy than traditional means.

Which cryptos can I use to book flights?

At Alternative Airlines we have 100+ cryptocurrencies to choose from, including Bitcoin, Tether, Ripple, Ethereum, Dashcoin and Litecoin.

Which currencies can I use to buy flights with crypto?

You can book flight tickets with crypto when searching in 40+ fiat currencies on our site. To find out more go to our page on crypto.