University Of Wisconsin Wastes Thousands On Unused Flights
Wisconsin’s public university system has wasted more than $100,000 on airline tickets in recent years that ultimately were never used and allowed to expire.
Since January last year, records obtained by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin show at least $121,000 in tickets purchased by university officials sat unused for so long that airlines wiped them off the books for good.
UW-Madison, the state’s flagship public university, was the biggest spender, tallying 139 expired tickets valued at nearly $70,000. UW-Milwaukee also took a big chunk of the statewide total with 63 tickets valued at nearly $22,000.