per the crew tracker: if you call in saying "I'm running late..." the policy now is to get that flight re-crewed immediately; something I overheard AND have seen happen ..that being said, LIKE-IT or NOT, .. the moment the CA, or FO [possibly FA] rings the crew tracker or calls ops/gate agent to ask "where is so & so?" .. your mis-tripped! and both CA, & FO can get company disciplinary for not knowing the whereabouts of their crew [especially the CA] - IF you decide to sit there and not notify anyone.
even though we are NOT required to SkedPlus Check-In, believe me - life will get harder for originating crew who systematically show up at the airplane right at 24 prior, or rely on the crew tracker and their fellow crewmember to "get the paperwork and plane ready" because they are running behind. just sayin'
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Im in IAD and when i commute in unless the plane is on the D gates or i have a lot of spare time i usually stay on the A concourse. Scheduling has never harassed me for not checking in. The only times I've gotten a call are when an overzealous FA starts freaking out because its 45 prior and theres no check mark by my name... I hope it stays how you all have it so i can stop blatantly breaking my contract. Until then they can feel free to file a grievance with my secretary.
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