Departing for Umrah from London can be a good option for UK residents. London offers many airports to choose the best for your Umrah flight. So, in this article, we will go through some tips and guidelines for choosing the best flight for Umrah from London.
Performing Umrah is a significant desire of every Muslim, whether related to London or any part of the world. But specifically, if you are a London resident, this article will provide thorough guidance. This article covers different factors, from the airline’s flight duration to the stopover and price options. So, let’s get started without wasting further time.
Decide your travel date:
Choosing the best flight depends on your travel dates. This is the specific date you will travel or depart from the airport. Please don’t confuse it with Umrah packages dates, as these are different. You will spend the package dates in Saudi Arabia, and the travelling dates are for your travel. Sometimes, it may be included in your package.
Once you have selected your travel dates, talk with your travel agent who is dealing with you. The concerned operator will tell you about the availability of the flight on chosen dates. If you are confused about selecting, here are some specific travel dates/months for Umrah:
- The Holy month of Ramadan
- September to December
- Off-peak season
Make your budget line:
Your budget is the main/first factor that you will be asked from your travel agent. It’s best if you make your budget line in advance. According to your budget, your travel operator will find flights and give you some options.
There are many classes in the airline for a particular flight. So, depending on your budget, you can fly according to.
Tip: Travel in groups or opt for group packages to reduce your budget and expenses.
Let’s see a sample budget for Umrah:
Transportation: £60 per day
Accommodation: £500 per day
Other expenses: £100
Remember this is a sample and, for understanding, actual costs depending on your travel dates, accommodation, etc.
Your preferred airline:
The airline plays a central role in which you are struggling. It’s here from which you have to choose a flight option according to your own. Many airlines depart from London to Saudi Arabia. You can choose any of that according to your budget and availability of dates. Some are:
- Saudi Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Qatar Airways
Make sure to confirm the airline’s availability and cost. Just talk to your agent and ask him for details.
Your accessible departure airport:
Be informed of your nearest and accessible airport to depart. If you need additional facilities, ensure your airport has one in case you can choose. You should be aware of something other than London airports; consider asking for Saudi Arabia airports where you must land and stay. Here are some popular London Airports for Umrah flights:
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
- Gatwick Airport (LGW)
- Stansted (STN)
- Luton (LTN)
- London City Airport (LCY)
Check out the flight duration:
Flight duration is the time one spends on the airline from departure to arrival land. This duration depends on your flight, whether it’s a direct or indirect flight. A direct flight takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Jeddah airport. The connecting/indirect flight has stopovers in the Middle East (Doha, Dubai, etc.) and takes 12 hours to reach Saudi Arabia.
So, it depends on you which flight you choose. Here are some tips for finding the cheapest flight options:
- Booking in advance
- You may opt for a connecting airline
- Compare prices
- Be flexible with dates of travelling
In summary, choosing the best flight can be complicated if you don’t follow some instructions and guidance. So, the best is to book in advance. With little planning, you can choose the cheapest flight and maximize your journey. I hope your journey will go well!