Bits: BA Tehran suspension, University Arms Cambridge joins Marriott, Singapore Airlines sale

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News in brief:

British Airways suspends Tehran flights

British Airways has announced the suspension of services between London Heathrow and Tehran.

The final flight will operate on 22nd September.  No alternative routings for ticket holders have been announced yet although BA has said that it is exploring options with other airlines.

The University Arms joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection

The University Arms hotel in Cambridge has joined Autograph Collection, Marriott’s successful brand for high quality independent hotels who still want the benefits of working with a major chain.

The hotel has recently had an £80m refurbishment overseen by interior designer Martin Brudnizki and represents an impressive option in a city where genuinely high end hotels are scarce.

As a redemption, the hotel currently costs 25,000 Marriott Rewards or SPG points per night.  This is excellent value given that, looking at a random weekday in September, cash rates are well above £250 per night.

The website is here if you want to learn more.

Singapore Airlines sale

Singapore Airlines sale

Singapore Airlines has launched a new sale from London and Manchester, running until 11th September.

It is worth a look if you are planning a Winter break to Asia or Australasia.  Most destinations have sale fares in Economy and Business.  In general, travel dates are wide open as long as you start your trip after 22nd October.

Extra perks include:

£1 Singapore Stopover Holidays

Receive a S$20 KrisShop eVoucher when you book your flight on

KrisFlyer members who make eligible purchases will be entered into a lucky prize draw, with a chance to win 1 million KrisFlyer miles

Details are on this special sale website.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at this exclusive tour of the new Singapore Airlines A380 First Class that we did a couple of months ago, including a video

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  1. I was initially excited to read about the Singapore sale in business but after looking at the prices on the website, it was a bit of an anti-climax 🙁

    Cheapest business fares for London are from £2,055 to Bangkok – Rob is this a good deal? I suspect not otherwise you would have listed some of the fare deals.

  2. Oh, just checked in an UK marriott hotel as a new gold member and they didn’t honour the breakfast… Even the manager said it started 3 days ago

  3. Jason Hindle says:

    I stayed at the University Arms some 19 years ago. It was a bit of a grim affair, back then, albeit with an excellent location. Good to hear they’ve properly refurbished the place and put it under a recognised brand.

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