My wife and I want to take a flight from Oslo to Amsterdam, likely SAS or perhaps Norwegian. Is this something we can book within a few days without a problem so we aren't tied to a specific date? Or, do we need to make a reservation further out? There seem to be a handful flights that fit the bill, but we don't want to leave too late in the afternoon.
I've flow OSL-AMS as one leg of flights to/from the States, hubbing through AMS. The question you need to answer is can you book a few days in advance at an acceptable price.
You can test the pricing by checking prices for booking a few days in advance of today vs 6 weeks or 3 months ahead. However, note that pricing can be dependent on day of travel with some days of the week being in higher demand than others.
Also note that Oslo is served by several airports. Gardenmoen (OSL) is a lot more convenient from Oslo than Sandefjord (TRF). Also note that a non-stop may be more expensive than a two hopper.
Thanks. Price isn't my biggest concern. I'm just wanting to make sure I can reserve a flight just a few days before departure. Leaving from the main OSL airport.
Hope that you aren't planning on traveling the last three weeks of July. Norwegians do the work hard play hard thing and with three or more weeks of vacation, they can play hard. A lot of Norwegians take Easter week and two or three weeks in July as their vacation weeks. We were in Norway for a ski tour starting Easter Thursday and ran into an American girl trying to get out of Oslo with everything (planes, trains, boats) booked solid.
Getting a flight out in July could be difficult or at least expensive if you are competing for the same seat as a Norwegian heading for the Med or elsewhere by air. August after the Norwegians return to work would be less of a problem.
PS Google "fellesferie"
Fellesferie 2016: [Joint or common vacation 2016]
Uke 28, 29 og 30 [Weeks 28, 29 & 30]
Mandag 11. juli – fredag 29. juli 2016 [Monday [July 11 to Friday July
If price is not a huge factor, you could consider booking a flexible ticket that could be changed or cancelled without a penalty. That way, you'd have a contingency plan for getting to Amsterdam but could always change it as you see fit later on.
Thanks Anna. I may just do that. Good advice. Hope things are well in the great Northwest. I grew up as a child in Tacoma.