So how stupid was that?
Woke up on time, yet reached the airport an hour late. Obviously the gate was shut by then, so I gulped down the idiocy with a small cappuccino and decided to head back home.
Oh no you can’t. To get out of the airport I had to drag an attendant who was busy repeating two lines “check in bags here” and “you need to print a boarding pass first”. After being tagged as a no-show I was unceremoniously told to scoot off.
So there I was at 5:30am, wide awake and in formals. What a dumb way to start a day