I am starting to make my way to South Africa on Saturday by taking an Iceland Air flight to Frankfurt, with a short stop in Reykjavik. The airline actually called me this morning to inquire if they can change my flight to the direct flight on Lufthansa : the Iceland Air flight was oversold. Sure! I said. Several hours later I finally got the Lufthansa itinerary, and checked in. But no .. back came an e-mail from Iceland Air : Lufthansa needed the seat after all; the Lufthansa web site should not have allowed me to check in. Can I use the original Iceland Air reservation instead? Man! So I finally got my boarding pass on Iceland Air, back where I started.