or be super late on the check in so you get escorted to the gate by a running operator, no time to weigh or check luggage.. everyone stressed out and running.. works like a charm.. sometimes
If it dont work and you miss your flight home.. more vacation.. its a win/win!
(ps, might not work so well on your way to vacation..)
Yup, and your kite gear will arrive 2 or 3 days later with the next plane (depending where you are heading to) because it has to be transported by a staff member manually to the plane.
Been there, done that (not on purpose). So that advice is not so good in my opinion.