6 thoughts on “May 30, 2018

  1. I’ve heard about companies doing this, but is it even possible? As far as I know, miles are not transferable, so even if you were forced to fly using a corporate frequent-flyer account, the miles could only be used for your own (business) travel.

    • I did a bit more reading and it appears that miles are transferable in some programs. And some companies do demand this – the cost savings if there are hundreds or thousands of employees traveling at any time can be tremendous.

      But the articles I read say that even though it is legal (since the company is buying the tickets in the first place), most don’t choose to do this because it is bad for business if you make your employees angry over stuff like this. They end up quitting or refusing to travel or just end up doing a bad job.

    • I would say that it’s only really “theft” if you are required to buy your own tickets. But it’s still sleazy and bad for business in the long-run.

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