Singapore stopover, New York, and cut-price Club World: Great getaways

From posh seats to the Big Apple

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Posh seats

To try to fill its business-class cabins over Christmas and New Year, British Airways is offering cut-price Club World tickets to some glamorous destinations for a flat fare of £1,007 return. The price applies to Rio, Boston, Dubai, and San Francisco, but the dates are extremely specific: book by 4 December and travel between 21 December and 3 January (

Big Apple

Virgin Holidays is offering a long weekend in New York for £585pp based on two sharing, departing Heathrow to JFK on 24 January. The price includes three nights, with breakfast, in the mid-town Hotel Metro, a short walk from the Empire State Building and Macy's (

Singapore stopover

Ferocious competition prevails between the UK and Australasia, so Singapore Airlines has introduced a "South-East Asian Excursion" option – an add-on trip from Singapore to any of 31 destinations across Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Burma, and Indonesia for as little as £99 (