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Old PlaneThe most time consuming, frustrating role that an artists’ agent has to deal with is booking flights for ensembles – particularly when the individual artists are almost all flying from different locations in numerous countries and the final destination is a small local airport with no international flights. Add to the above that the airline has to be musician friendly and that your budget is exceedingly tight and you have a total nightmare scenario.

 

The most time consuming, frustrating role that an artists’ agent has to deal with is booking flights for ensembles – particularly when the individual artists are almost all flying from different locations in numerous countries and the final destination is a small local airport with no international flights. Add to the above that the airline has to be musician friendly and that your budget is exceedingly tight and you have a total nightmare scenario.

 

Hours are spent trawling through various web sites checking; who flies into the local airport; where do they fly from/to; what are arrival and departure times like; will they link up with the inbound/outbound international flight.

 

Best part of day one is now shot but it’s beginning to look like you just might have the routes sorted when you find that artist A needs to return to a different airport and the airline you had been going to book charges three times as much for a one way as it does for a return, it doesn’t fly to the preferred return airport and the alternative airline doesn’t like musical instruments.Old Plane

 

…and so it goes, round and round in circles using up hours when the agent could be enjoying his/herself doing VAT Returns, or reading the very small print in contracts…

 

Ok – rant over [until the next time].

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