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.

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April 6, 2019

REVIEW – Qatar Al Safwa First Class Lounge – Doha

The lounge is so quiet, cavernous and awe inspiring that it doesn't feel like a space in which to kick back and have fun. If you're expecting the Virgin Clubhouse you'll be disappointed. It is however one of the most striking and interior spaces I've ever spent time in. The calm and tranquility is a world away from the airport terminal below
April 6, 2019

REVIEW – Qatar : First Class – Sydney SYD to Doha DOH (A380)

The food and drink weren't quite on the level of JAL or ANA and the seats don't have closing doors like Singapore Suites or Etihad Apartments but the overall product ticks a lot of boxes. On a long haul flight Qatar First Class is exceptional and actually my main criticism is that it is sometimes deployed on routes that don't have the demand for First
March 27, 2019

REVIEW – Qantas First Class Lounge – Sydney T1

Qantas' flagship lounge is a fantastic space that feels undeniably Australian and very special indeed. The sleek white marble, mid-century nods to the golden age of aviation and expansive runways views make visiting this facility feel like a real occasion. The dining experience is genuinely worth making time for, with dishes and wines that will excite and surprise you just as they would in a top restaurant in the city.
March 24, 2019

REVIEW – Qantas Business Lounge – Melbourne (Domestic T1)

With barista made coffee, plenty of sunlight, beautiful views and varied healthy eating options this lounge really ticks a lot of boxes. It isn't in the same league as the top tier of international business lounges like the Star Alliance Lounge in LA  but for a domestic terminal it is pretty hard to beat. 
 
December 9, 2016

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : Business Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (post-refurb)

Given a choice of using the BA F lounges in Terminals 5 or 3, or using this CX Business class facility, there is no contest. BA have been well and truly humiliated in their home base.
February 1, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : Business Class – Singapore to Hong Kong (A330-Regional Config)

The seats are not the best and I feel that CX has learnt nothing from the debacle with its similar shell design in economy. For a market leading airline, I would expect a lie flat product or at least more padding and a real, deep recline for flights over 3 hours.
February 11, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : The Bridge Business Class Lounge, HKG

Having since visited the newly refurbished Pier Business class lounge, this comes in a definite second. If you just need somewhere to grab something quick and you're pressed for time, this lounge is great. If you want to spend hours really maximising your lounge time and making a day out of it, The Pier is the lounge for you.
February 15, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : Business Class – Hong Kong to Bali (B747)

The crew were excited to be there, I was excited to be there and everything just fell into place. The service was spectacular throughout and it was great to have so many interesting conversations with a group of people who seemed to care so deeply about their jobs.
April 7, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : Business Class – Bali to Hong Kong (B772)

Unfortunately for the sector between Bali and Hong Kong we were stuck with a 772, flying the CX regional business class seats - a.k.a. "the asskillers"
April 8, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : Business Class – Hong Kong to London (B77W)

The CX reverse herringbone business class seat is often used as the benchmark for what is acceptable in a business class product nowadays. For a daytime flight I absolutely agree. It supplies storage, comfort and direct aisle access to every single passenger. There really are no bad seats on Cathay, it's nicer to get a window seat of course but it isn't a massive downgrade to end up in a middle seat.