Will Work for Travel Discounts

Via Online Travel Review, Air New Zealand is investigating employees’ use of travel perks in exchange for sex with prostitutes.

    Under airline staff discounts, staff can buy unbooked seats at as little as 10% of the full fare, and can use a “Buddy Fare” for a companion to travel anywhere in the world on the airline up to four times a year.


    According to the article, some Air New Zealand staff used the Buddy Fares and discounted tickets as payment for sex with prostitutes.

I started pondering new mileage redemption options, how the scheme could have been set up in the first place, and whether the prostitutes in question managed to negotiate hotel and rental car discounts as well. And then I stopped.

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