I'm a headhunter for celebrities and high net worth families. When I was still working as a PA, I worked with Hollywood A-list, billionaires and royalty. To date, my boutique employment agency is the world's only company to place exclusively for top-tier personal assistant jobs.
Recruiter | The Celebrity Personal Assistant Network
Because this market is so competitive, it's quite easy to get competitive rates from a number of companies. As you mentioned, buying empty legs is the way to go. In some cases, it's cheaper to buy an empty leg than it would be to travel commercial (depending on how many people are traveling).
Being a personal assistant to a celebrity is a blessing and a curse. Of course it's an exciting life and the job has many perks. But, as in this case, there are some drawbacks when you get pulled into situations.
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