Dudamel flies economy

Budgets are getting tighter for high-flying artists.

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        • Level is the new name for Vueling. Legally Vueling is still around but commercially it has ceased to exist. Hope this helps.

          • That is not correct. Vueling is a low cost carrier based in Barcelona (Spain) owned by the Anglo-Spanish company IAG that also owns British Airways, Iberia, and Vueling. They operate as independent companies. LEVEL is also based in Spain, also owned by IAG, and was founded to operate low-cost services in mid- and long routes to compete with Norwegian.

  • why would one even consider business class for such a short flight within Europe? You’ll even see highly paid managers in economy for those short haul flights, why not musicians? and the baton surely fits easily even into the tiniest overhead bin 😉

    • Airline classes of service are not only about cabin comfort and space. They also offer other advantages – such as priority boarding, higher limits on dimensions and weight of checked baggage, higher limits on carry-on items, flexibility on ticket changes, preferential conditions on ticket refund, and – in some cases – additional Air Miles benefits.

  • It’s a Rolex event, their expense policy probably only pays for coach on a short flight. That’s the way most companies operate nowadays (including mine) – nomatter who you are. Fly Coach vs Pay for Yourself to fly Business/First? LOL

  • Gustavo Dudamel had his musical education paid for by the people of Venezuela. He has joined the United States and through his silence becomes complicit in brutal sanctions intended to starve Venezuelan into submission. Treacher is a difficult stain to remove.

  • Intra-European business class is most of the time economy (plus) seats with an empty middle seat…and better food, but that’s it.

  • Isn‘t the actual story to report here, why Vienna Phil is flown in, when the residence orchestra at La Scala should have been a natural first choice.
    It‘s also strange, why NL fantasizes about business class and such, when it‘s kind of obvious that orchestra, soloists and conductor have taken a charter plane together?

  • This was Juan Diego Florez’s post, as the quote and heading show. He is with Gustavo Dudamel. They appeared together, along with Sonya Yoncheva and Jonas Kaufmann at the Rolex Gala Concert at La Scala. I watched it on Medici TV and it is still available to watch on Medici.

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