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no-show

1. Someone or something that does not arrive at a location as expected. I don't even bother inviting her to parties anymore because she's always a no-show. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the eagle returning to the nest, but it looks like it's a no-show today.
2. The act of not making an expected arrival. The event had to be cancelled because of a no-show by the caterers.

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One study showed that automated appointment reminders improved no-show rates by 26 percent--and in some extreme cases up to 70 percent.
Adding text and e-mail messaging to the existing automated appointment reminder capability helps service providers and businesses reduce costs associated to missed appointments and no-shows.
He added that no-shows cause hardship to other patients who are forced to wait or push back appointments.
It is unclear how hotels will react to no-shows, and if they would be prepared to leave unclaimed rooms empty at a time when there could be considerable demand from other visitors that genuinely need a room.
The plans were passed by a margin of 46 to 22 at a meeting of the Football League clubs at Walsall's Banks's Stadium, with three no-shows and one abstention.
Research has shown that men in their early 20s are the worst offenders for appointment no-shows.
But there were some conspicuous no-shows, including Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork, defensive end Ty Warren, safety Brandon Meriweather and linebackers Tedy Bruschi and Jerod Mayo were among the OTA no-shows.
The release also includes new features such as Guest Health Notes, which stores medical information and raises awareness about guest health concerns; Activity Advisement, to store contraindications and other information about spa services; direct interface with Givex gift card system, which can be used to issue, redeem, recharge, close and perform balance inquiries on Givex gift cards; as well as customisable Automatic Appointment Reminders, which leverage a spa's existing e-mail system to reduce cancellations and no-shows.
But last Wednesday, presiding Lane County Circuit Judge Mary Ann Bearden found herself facing a shortage of jurors - the result of an unusually large number of no-shows by citizens called to jury duty - coupled with a heavy load of criminal trials.
Gulf Air acting head of corporate communications Adnan Malek said over-booking was routine for airlines across the world to take care of several no-shows by passengers on many occasions.
The system is now on general release after pilot schemes, where on average the volume of no-shows was reduced by 40%, the company said.
We have had a significant number of no-shows the past two quarters, and we need to eliminate no-shows.
External issues during the quarter, such as flight cancellations, demand de-stimulation and increased no-shows due to air traffic operational issues, negatively impacted load factors and yields.