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Every astronaut launching on a Soyuz has a seat custom-made (source). However, I don't believe astronauts typically return on their original Soyuz, and I know that they don't always. In this case, are seats swapped, or are the seats still generic enough that someone else's seat can be used for return?

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When the crew are going to return on a different Soyuz, they swap the seat liners beforehand.

"One of the first tasks for the Soyuz commanders after arrival was to swap the astronaut’s seat-liners to their new ferry." - http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/iriss/Spacecraft_swap

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    $\begingroup$ For an ISS crew member carried up on the Shuttle, their long duration mission officially began when their seat liner was carried across the hatch interface. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jun 2 '17 at 1:11

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