The flight to Chennai India was less forgiving about the "Only 1 carry-on" rule. They made me jump out of line and get my bag checked in. I've got that tripod attached to the bag, so I had to get the thing all wrapped up in plastic, and then they charged me to add another checked bag!!!
So I get the attention of the guy who pulled me out of line and he put me in the first class check-in line so I could get through quicker. I walked right in, stood there for less than a minute when a different security agent pulled me out of line for a random x-ray scan. Thanks for the fast track mate!