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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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.
May 21, 2018

REVIEW – Qantas : First Class – London LHR to Dubai (A380)

Qantas has one of my favourite First Class products in the world. I had been looking forward to stepping onto one of their A380s again for quite some time. Nothing beats that feeling of finally being welcomed aboard and taking your seat in a cabin you've been dreaming about for months on end.
May 19, 2018

REVIEW – Emirates Lounge : First and Business Class, London (LHR – Terminal 3)

The refurbishment of this lounge has been a great success. The transformation is truly remarkable. What was previously a laughably dated looking lounge has become an elegant, well lit and classy venue. The food remains as good as it always was and for a business class passenger the drinks offered are well above average. Emirates treats its business class passengers very well indeed.
 
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 […]