I show up. I don't know what the flake syndrome is all about, but I promise I haven't caught it. If I get delayed I'll call and let you know. I am undaunted by phone communication!
I don't bring an escort. Those escort agencies are just too damn expensive! Really though, I don't need someone to hold my hand or protect me. If you get creepy I leave (and not without the model release).
I have no problem doing my own hair and makeup. I'm not opposed to working with MUAs, hair stylists and wardrobe designers, but I am quite adept at these things!