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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October 5, 2019
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REVIEW – SWISS : First Class – Montreal YUL to Zurich ZRH (B777)

After 24 hours enjoying the sights and food of the beautiful, wintry city of Montreal it was finally time to step into SWISS' all new B777 First Class cabin. I was so happy to be able to plan the trip in a way that let me try the older A330 product beforehandĀ as it meant I could finish on a real high note. As soon as I approached the jetbridge I was greeted by the smiling crew, "Welcome back, leaving so soon?" they said as I stepped into reception area and made my way left to seat 2K. Not only had I selected the exact same seat for my return, I'd managed to get the exact same crew too! The scientific, analytical part of my mind immediately filled with joy as a I realised that I had the perfect control for my comparison of the two different SWISS products šŸ˜
October 2, 2019

REVIEW – Air Canada International Maple Leaf Lounge – Montreal (YUL)

Modern, thoughtful design featuring ample power sockets, a variety of different seating options and abundant natural light. This lounge is a genuinely pleasant place to sit and relax in, or indeed charge your devices and get some work done...
September 29, 2019

REVIEW – W Montreal : Fantastic Suite

I came away from my first W experience pleasantly surprised in some ways. The doormen were excellent as were the room service and bar staff. They were universally friendly and proactive, really going out of their way to provide excellent service...
September 1, 2019
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REVIEW – SWISS : First Class – Zurich ZRH to Montreal YUL (A330)

As an overall experience, flying in SWISS First was absolutely fantastic. The lounge in Zurich may well be my favourite in the world and the service on board was close to perfect. The food was extremely well executed and presented. Indeed the table setting was basically indistinguishable from that of a restaurant, no miniature or plastic pieces of tableware in sight. Most importantly the bed was very comfortable and I managed a deep sleep in the middle of the day without any problems.
 
September 9, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : Business Class – London to Singapore (B77WN)

I was lucky enough to secure seat 11A which is in the front row of business class, in a 2 row mini cabin of 8 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, exactly like F. Pre-suites SQ had trouble in differentiating its premium cabins, with the latest product on the 77WN the "problem" returns. Which is why you can understand their drive to eliminate F entirely on the A350.
September 9, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : The Private Room First Class Lounge [Breakfast Service], SIN T3

Being in TPR transports you back to a bygone era of locomotive luxury...
September 10, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : Suites – Singapore to Shanghai (A380)

The cabin itself is the star of the show. In this respect my expectations were truly exceeded. Photos just don't do it justice. Sure, Suites have been around since 2007 so the IFE is a little slow and there are a couple of small scratches on the surfaces. OVerall though the hard product is just spectacular.
September 10, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class – Shanghai to Singapore (B77W)

Overall this flight was fantastic. I ate well, drank my fill of Krug, rocked out, slept soundly and got to talk about planes with people who knew what I was talking aboutĀ  ? The service was next level. Silly good. I felt unbelievably well looked after. I think that once you fly SQ F, it becomes very difficult to review other carriers' F in isolation. Make no mistake, this is the high water level, the benchmark, the apex of passenger service in the airline industry.We talk a lot on FT about aspirational products, if I ran an airline this would be my aspiration: deliver service as good as SQ - because it is the best, bar none.
October 13, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : The Private Room First Class Lounge [Dinner Service], SIN T3

Overall, I find the dining setup at TPR to be a little strange. There is a limited buffet (less choice than in the First Class lounge next door) and the food that is brought to you a la carte is not particularly inspiring. Maybe things have just moved on since TPR first opened, some of the wow factor is lost. Personally I far prefer spending time in Cathay's new Pier lounge at HKG.
October 13, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class Lounge, SIN T3

The 'best' lounge at SIN is rammed full of SQ F passengers, whilst the F lounge, with its enormous acreage of floor space and plentiful buffet, sits almost empty. In future, I think my strategy will be to grab some Dom in TPR and then make my way to the F lounge. It just seems a little more alive and I far prefer being able to select my own food, at my own pace.