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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:

  1. Voluntarily vacating the seat will not interfere with performing official duties; and
  2. 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.