Voluntary Vacating of Seat on Airline
Compensation Received From Airlines
Intermittently we have travelers that volunteer to take another flight and are compensated by the airline with a free ticket(s).
Compensation received by a traveler from an airline when the traveler voluntarily vacates a seat on a scheduled flight may be retained for personal use by the traveler if:
- Voluntarily vacating the seat will not interfere with performing official duties; and
- Additional travel expenses, incurred as a result of vacating seat are borne by the traveler (are not reimbursable) and annual vacation leave is charged for additional hours if volunteering delays travel during duty hours.