Well, apart from the ethical issues and not being able to sleep at night because of them :!: , I would worry about just how the transaction would be reported by the airline to the TA and/or company. They may have a special code or something that demonstrates the downgrading and payment of compensation, that would be understood by the TA at least. Is it worth the risk for the money?JohnK said:Interesting you mention sackable offence. How would the company know if they did not see boarding passes and only saw the invoice from travel agent or airline.
A few years back one of my golfing buddies went to China in business class for work and the return flight HKG-SYD was full in business class. He was offered a seat on the next days flight or a downgrade to economy, I think first row with the other 2 seats blocked, and $1000 in cash. Guess which option he chose?