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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December 10, 2018

Qatar Airways : Business Class – Oslo OSL to Doha DOH (B787)

I was so happy to be able to share this experience with my Dad. I know how much he appreciates great wine and food and was delighted to be able to just hang out and enjoy his company on such a lengthy daytime flight. I did have minor reservations going into this, a fear that SQ would deliver a second rate experience and the crews would be disinterested, given that the route was due to be scrapped.
December 8, 2018

TRIP REPORT – The time I flew round trip to Sydney for £1080 in business class

In addition to having one of the best business class products in the sky, Qatar Airways frequently offers some superb airfares between Europe and Asia Pacific. As a promo for the launch of their service to Sydney, Qatar greatly discounted what has long been one of the most expensive routes in the world.
October 6, 2018

REVIEW – Sala VIP LATAM – Sao Paulo (GRU T3)

I love the design, the abundance of natural light and the huge selection of food. The fact that they have cans of soda and small bottles that you can take away is great too. Overall this lounge reminded me a lot of the Qantas lounge in Hong Kong and that is a very good thing. After experiencing this lounge I am now really looking forward to trying out LATAM's on board service!
September 30, 2018

REVIEW – D.O.M. Restaurant, Sao Paulo

n Brazil, chef Alex Atala is a man who needs no introduction. Easily the country's most famous chef and a bonafide national celebrity. For those of us located in other parts of the globe, he made a huge splash as the protagonist of a truly mesmerising episode of Netflix's critically acclaimed Chef's Table.
 
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.
April 27, 2018

Best Rate Guarantee: How I booked the St Regis Florence for €280 per night including breakfast!

Unlike Hyatt and IHG who are notorious for playing games with their best rate guarantees (i.e. thay weasel their way out of the guarantee any way they can and hope to leave you with an expensive, non-refundable reservation in the process), SPG is very fair indeed.
February 24, 2018

The joys of Alaska Miles: CX Business Class from ZRH to HKG for £675 one-way!

Back when I first got into the miles and points game, deals on cash fares were virtually non-existent. At that point there were effectively two types of people involved in 'travel hacking'...
August 3, 2017

*GONE* AMAZING BUSINESS CLASS DEAL – London to South Africa for £1150 !*GONE*

*THIS DEAL IS NOW GONE* Kenya Airways has some absolutely spectacular fares between London and South Africa at the moment. Given that tax alone will account […]
July 26, 2017
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AMAZING DEAL – Madrid to Dubai in Premium Economy for £310 !

There’s a fantastic deal available on the Iberia website at the moment, for flights on Iberia and BA. Madrid to Dubai in Premium economy for £310 […]
April 6, 2017

*DEAL GONE* Brussels to Cape Town – Business Class £1005 R/T

*DEAL GONE* It looks like Tripsta.co.uk is offering a particularly attractive airfare to Cape Town from Brussels at the moment. Playing around with dates, I’ve gotten […]