What are these pages all about? What does a passemger have to do to qualify for such a page? I can''t believe that they do this for everyone that isn''t on the plane on time... What happens if they don''t find the passenger?
It has been going on before bag matching, but it depends on the agent working the flight and if they feel the need to page. Sometimes its for late conx pax to let them know the plane is still there waiting, sometimes we get asked to page "mom or the kids" to the gate so the rest of the group can board, sometimes its just having to "look out" for the passengers who lose track of time and are wandering. There is no set rule on who is to be paged or when, however with the positive bag matching, I'm sure it happens a lot more now than before. It is a pain to have to look for and pull bags and its easier to be proactive and get the people onboard than to start the process only to have them wander up late.