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I spend every month about 500 euros to two business trips in a month, sometimes three for 750 euros, in flying from Tallinn to Oslo.

I often pay a ticket for return just in case. However, many times, I have to change my return date. I often just buy a new ticket two days before the traveling.

I am using at the moment Star Alliance for my traveling: SAS and Estonian Air.

I am at the moment still at the Basic level in Star Alliance. I have not done any business agreement with the airplane companies.

What is the best way to get cheap tickets two days before traveling?

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Have you tried Air Baltic? Or just skyscanner.com? –  Karlson May 6 '13 at 19:50
    
I have tried both of these. I do not want to use Skyscanner because of the reasons here travel.stackexchange.com/questions/16602/…. AirBaltic does not offer sufficient times for my travelling. –  Masi May 6 '13 at 20:58
    
What do you mean sufficient? You meant convenient? I have looked at the Skyscanner and the tickets 2 days from today hare $198 so it is possible that the days you need to travel are peak days like Sunday and Friday... –  Karlson May 6 '13 at 21:13
    
I mean with sufficient in this case bad availability of flights for my needed times like evenings on Thursday. –  Masi May 6 '13 at 21:25
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If you have particular times that you have to fly you might be out of luck in terms of price. The departures from Tallinn are rather scarce I count about 40 in total for the day. Now with your criteria of leaving Thursday evening and arriving presumably on the same day you have no ability to take advantage of non-direct flights, so generally you will pay whatever the airlines want you to pay for flights like that. Have you considered a ferry to Helsinki and then a flight? –  Karlson May 7 '13 at 16:05

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Since you're leaving from Tartu and Riga is a viable alternative to the Tallinn airport and a much better option as a flight gateway.

According to the flight schedule Air Baltic has at least 6 scheduled daily flights to Oslo/Gardermoen including 1 at 22:00 and one at 23:05, which will suit your schedule nicely.

You're right about the buses from Tartu to Riga. LUX Express doesn't seem to have a very convenient schedule, neither does Ecoline.

As far as airports are concerned the only other airport within a reasonable vicinity would be Pskov but nothing worth mentioning is flying to or from there. The next major airport would be Pulkovo but personally I wouldn't bother with it.

ADDITIONAL INFO After checking flight schedule from Pulkovo to Oslo I really wouldn't bother...

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Next task is to find parking hotels from Riga near the airport. I cannot find any big car rental companies in Tartu. The easiest way seems to be have a own car and organize the parking yourself. –  Masi May 8 '13 at 17:10
    
@Masi Have you just checked their parking lots: riga-airport.com/en/main/passengers/services/parking-lots Besides you earn points from Air Baltic every time you do. :) –  Karlson May 8 '13 at 17:14

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