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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February 18, 2019

REVIEW – Grand Hyatt Melbourne : Grand Suite King

Overall this was a decent stay but I'd still be tempted to look elsewhere when returning to Melbourne. The sports facilities are fantastic as is the location but the dark and noisy rooms detracted from the overall experience, as did the quality of the offerings in the club lounge. This is a city that seems to struggle with delivering true luxury. I can't help but feeling that it needs a Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton or MO to really raise the bar for the current crop of properties...
February 16, 2019

REVIEW – Qantas : Business Class – Sydney SYD to Melbourne MEL (A332)

I booked this flight between Sydney and Melbourne in business, in the hopes of securing some time in Qantas' flashy new seats. As is customary in the world of aviation, Qantas was familiarising the crew with the new cabin on a short flight before rolling out the seat on longer routes.
February 12, 2019
TWO AMAZING BUSINESS CLASS DEALS : £1300 for LHR-JNB r/t in Business Class

TWO AMAZING BUSINESS CLASS DEALS : £1358 for LHR-JNB r/t in Business Class

Deals to South Africa are pretty tough to come by, flights to Jo'burg take 12 hours from London and you most certainly don't want to be taking the trip in Economy.  There are often deals out of AMS, OSL, ZRH etc. but discounted airfare out of London is a rare thing indeed.
February 9, 2019

REVIEW – Qantas Business Lounge – Sydney (Domestic T3)

Although the lounge is very busy and distinctly lacking in privacy, the views of the planes, the barista made coffee and the healthy food options mean I would make an effort to arrive half an hour early to relax and refresh ahead of boarding my flight. 
 
July 30, 2017
etihad lounge heathrow

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : First and Business Class Lounge, LHR T4

Etihad Airways : First and Business Class Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4 Intro Back when I took this trip (April 2016) Etihad was in a very […]
August 12, 2017

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : First Class Apartment – London to Abu Dhabi (A380)

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW I BOOKED THIS FLIGHT CHECK OUT THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS TRIP REPORT HERE: Trip Report: First Class Apartments to the Maldives Boarding […]
August 13, 2017

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : Premium Lounge, AUH T3

Upon making our way to the chaotic reception desks it became immediately obvious why. The place was absolutely overrun with people. If you're looking for an oasis of tranquility, this is not your place. I did my best to snap pictures where I could but there were so many people absolutely everywhere that it was quite hard to do so without featuring strangers looking straight down my lens.
August 14, 2017
Etihad business class EY regional Jarvis Marcos

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : Business Class (Regional) – Abu Dhabi to Malé (A320)

In stark contrast to Etihad's regional competitor Qatar, there was no separate priority bus for Business Class passengers, we were crammed in like weekday commuters on the Yamanote circle line, with temperatures outside north of 35 degrees. Thankfully, the aircon was working! Still I cant deny it it, I do love bus gates when it's sunny and humid outside. There's an undeniable holiday feeling about the whole process when the weather cooperates.
October 28, 2017

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : Business Class (Regional) – Malé to Abu Dhabi (A320)

The aircraft on the return featured the same shorthaul Recaro recliner seats as the outbound. I like the comfortable mixture of a leather headrest and fabric seat combined with the large pillows and squishy blanket. As somebody that lives in Europe I never cease to be amazed when I get to experience ACTUAL short-haul business class, with a business class seat! Still I cant deny it it, I do love bus gates when it's sunny and humid outside. There's an undeniable holiday feeling about the whole process when the weather cooperates.
October 28, 2017

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : Business Class – Abu Dhabi to London (A380)

After an absolutely spectacular outbound flight in the First Class Apartments I was really curious to see how the business class product would pan out. Given that I would be heading straight to the office from this flight, my priorities were a little different than on the outbound. Basically I just wanted to get to sleep in comfort and enjoy some privacy and quiet. I wasn't looking for tons of attention and I was already stuffed from the food at the lounge and on the flight from MLE.