Do companies actually take ownership of frequent flyer miles, generated as a result of business travel, to reduce their future travel spend? If so, who are these companies and why aren't they visible? How is elite status for the flyer affected? Why don't more companies do the same? What about HR considerations? If the above questions are of interest, you can download a discussion document, within this thread, also available at http://www.box.net/shared/ynmua8h3li. I know it's an emotional and controversial subject, but I've "risked" posting this thread on MilePoint because I believe the culture here is based on respect, even if not all readers might agree with what's written.