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Thanks to everyone for the replies! My takeaway is that the occasional free ticket is not worth tracking for income tax purposes.

My golden rule for large bureaucracies is that if being scrupulously honest causes you to add a bunch of unexpected paperwork to a form that, as a result, causes the form to be "kicked out" of the normal processing flow, you'll generate more expense on the receiving side (errors and subsequent reprocessing, highly-paid folks scratching their heads and trying to figure out what you did, etc.) than your admission typically generates for them in income.

Sounds like this rule applies here.
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