I've arrived at ZRH, and I've got four and a half hours before my flight boards. I received my boarding pass via email last night, which was nice, because I didn't have to go through the whole show at the airport. I could just skip right to checking my baggage. Economy international flights allow 23kg for checked luggage. I came in, put my bag on the scale.... 27kg... uh oh. The woman at the desk was very nice, and let me go deal with it without going through the line again. I was able to move my lenses and filters into my carry-on and just slide in light enough for them to take the bag.
Now I'm just waiting. I have internet, I'll probably grab some McDonalds (as much as I'd rather avoid it) or something soon.