Welcome to JarvisMarcos.com, a thorough and extensive database of my travel reviews.

I fly over 100,000 miles per year in First and Business class cabins and review every new product that I try. Similarly, I review almost every luxury hotel and airport lounge that I set foot in

I book the majority of my travel using sales, promotions and a variety of other tricks - often leveraging the power of hotel points and airline miles. If I use a special technique of any kind to book a travel experience, I'll mention it in the review.

This means that hopefully you'll have all the tools you need to book your own amazing trips too!

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When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.

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July 22, 2018

READER MAIL : Using Miles to get to Australia a.k.a. “Help, British Airways are sh*t!”

This email popped into my inbox this week and I thought I'd answer it publicly since it's the type of question that I get asked a lot. Hopefully it give you some insight into my thought processes and the flexibility required to get long haul premium cabin flights booked for as little as possible.
July 19, 2018

SECOND REVIEW – Etihad : First Class Apartments – Abu Dhabi AUH to London LHR (A380)

After an amazing multi course meal complete with vintage champagne and cocktails in the First Class lounge, we were ready to make the most of the bed on this flight. In a way, it seemed like a waste having such an amazing product and only using it to sleep... but on the other hand it was nearly 3am, we had experienced apartments before and I was really hoping to get a decent sleep before heading straight to the office a few hours later 😱
June 16, 2018

REVIEW – Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi (AUH – Terminal 3)

Back in 2016, when I first visited this lounge, Etihad was at its apex. Apartments were still a very new product and the lounge had only been open for a couple of months. The glow of invincibility surrounding this company was palpable, everybody wanted a piece of them. The dining experience we had here would easily have cost upwards of £250 per person in a top London restaurant and would have been worth every penny!
June 8, 2018

REVIEW – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi : Terrace Suite

The Park Hyatt is located on a prime stretch of white sand, alongside the St Regis, on Saadiyat Island. It is only 30 minutes from AUH or around 80 minutes from DXB airport. Although Abu Dhabi is a thriving metropolis, the beachfront area is a lot more sparse than Dubai and approaching the hotel it felt as if we were miles away from the nearest city. Quite a different feeling to the densely packed area of resorts, clustered around The Palm.
 
January 5, 2017

Looking back on 2016, looking forward to 2017

2016 was a tempestuous year for global politics but an amazing year of travel for me! As well as putting together this website I also travelled […]
November 28, 2016

£1111 r/t from LHR to MEL/SYD on Garuda!

  With all the craziness around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I think it makes sense to settle down and take time to decide which offer […]
November 24, 2016

£2016 for 2 Business class return flights (annual BA sale)

For a few years now, BA has run a very similar sale – covering the quiet xmas and new year period, where business travel bookings completely […]
November 11, 2016

Up to 50% off Accor Hotels (Novotel, Sofitel etc)

As part of Chinese singles day 11/11, Accor hotels are offering a discount of up to 50% on their hotels worldwide. Hurry though, you need to […]
November 4, 2016

It keeps getting better!

The one-off Egyptian pound devaluation hasn’t stopped the EGP’s slide and as of this morning it is off by another 6%, incredibly the airlines still haven’t […]