Information on airline discounts will be shared with the Jamat through email communications.
Please visit the following links to view discounted hotel rates for those traveling to Atlanta or Houston for the USA Mulaqat in March 2018.
Car Rental Partners
Rental car discounts are below.
|Travel Partner||Booking Link||Discount Codes by Destination||Validity||Details|
|Avis||Nationwide local and airport locations – Q100024||March 7-27, 2018||-Enter code in the “AWD #” field under Discount Code|
View Hertz Rates here.
|All Houston and Atlanta area locations – 022Q8929||March 7-27, 2018||-Enter code in the “Convention Number (CV)” field|
|Enterprise and National||Nationwide local and airport locations – XZL0309||March 7-27, 2018||
-Enterprise: Enter code in the “Promotion Code or Account Number” field
-National: Enter code in the “Contract ID” field
Shuttle Request Form
This form is required if you wish to utilize the shuttle service from selected hotels to the Mulaqat venues in Atlanta or Houston.
How to Book Travel
- For the benefit of the Jamat traveling to Mulaqat cities, airfare and car rental discounts have been negotiated with various U.S. airlines and car rental agencies. The Jamat is encouraged to research all travel options appropriate for their situation and make reservations accordingly.
- Flight aggregator sites like Google Flights or Sky Scanner will let you see prices for different airlines on different days. They also have easy-to-see calendars that identify the least expensive days to fly.
- Once a preferred airline has been identified, and if it is one of the airlines listed for which a discount code is provided, use the website listed with the code to book in order to get the negotiated discount.
- You may call the airline to book the reservation with the discount code as well but be aware there may be additional service charges.
- Another option is to use discount sites like Priceline or Travelocity. When using these kinds of sites, you will not be able to use discount codes.
Travel Tips & Tricks
- Book airfare as soon as possible. Do not wait as rates may not lower closer to Mulaqat dates and will continue to rise as others book airfare.
- Consider using award miles or points if available. However, miles/points cannot be used in conjunction with negotiated Booking Codes.
- Booking one way fares to/from Mulaqat with two different airlines can be a more affordable option than booking a roundtrip on one airline. Kayak.com shows “Hacker fares” that uses this approach.
- Consider nearby arrival and departure airports and cities and driving to a larger airport may provide lower fares.
- Consider connecting flights that may have longer travel times but could be significantly more cost effective.
- Consider off-peak flights (i.e. early morning or late night) as these tend to have more availability and lower prices.
- Travel on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays is often more affordable than alternate days of the week. Using the calendar view on flight aggregator sites can easily display the options by day.
- Note that some airlines will allow you to select your seats in advance in case you’re traveling with family, while others may charge for this option or not allow it at all.
- Be sure to account for supplemental costs for checked luggage for each airline based on flight product (i.e. Southwest does not charge for checked bags but the other airlines do).
- Note that ultra-low cost carriers or Basic Economy fares from any carriers charge add-on fees for basic services (carry-on luggage, reserved seating etc.) and may have higher rates of cancellations and delays.
- Note that most airlines have a short cancellation window that is within 24 hours of booking and more than 7 days from departure. Outside of these times, most will charge a change or cancellation fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of travel discounts have been negotiated for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat travelers?
How do I make a reservation given the discount codes provided?
Who can I contact if I need help making travel arrangements?
Can I use the travel discount codes to book travel through travel agencies or third-party travel booking engines?
Can I use the travel discount codes for non-Diamond Jubilee travel?
Guest Safety Tips
See a Guest Safety Tips for when traveling during the USA Mulaqat.