I have an ethical question that's been bugging me recently. I've graduated and been working since last year; so, I'd appreciate some insight on it. I posted this question originally in philosophy SE, but it was suggested I move it here which seems more reasonable.
I'm wondering if it's ethical to ask the company for the flight fare even if I'm not going to travel during the vacation. The ticket fare is provided as part of the employment package and I asked for it before traveling for my first annual leave. However, this year, I don't think I'll travel and as I was planning for that recently, it crossed my mind if I'm ethically allowed to do that.
One problematic aspect of asking for the fare is that the company will be asking me when I will be traveling so they check the ticket costs and issue me the check. At that point, I'll have to lie if I'm not traveling. The other part is whether or not I should ask for it since the company has dedicated that budget to me, but for a special circumstance that I won't be dealing with.
In that sense, am I entitled to ask for the fare or is there something that I'm missing in this equation?