No, of course not. It's just one of the perks of the callsign at their home base and area. I realize they do things the normal way when with ATC - most of the time. I think it has more to do with the attitude of the pilot than anything else. In any case, I did say it applied to Andrews - not to the world - and mentioned it just as an item of interest.CORN said:Your last paragraph might work with Andrews crews but when they are in FAA airspace, aka Centers, they are just another aircraft. They get priority handling but when they speak to center they check in like any other aircraft and the center controllers might be busy and AF 1 might have to check in again. Other ATC does not have to "answer up immediately". It's not like they are going to get punished.