Also, this fare is fully refundable, so if you’re thinking of booking, do it now and don’t waste time like I did…
British Airways has apparently loaded fares from Dubai (DXB) to Austin (AUS) one-way in first class starting at around $1,400!
There are many routings and some FlyerTalkers have gotten access to first class flights with Qatar Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and British Airways with this booking.
I have found options to use Qantas First Class and British Airways First Class on the A380 via Los Angeles:
This fare should book into F and earn 150% on AAdvantage. You earn around 15,000 miles – about 10 cents per mile flown, which is not bad for a first class flight 🙂
It is also available for almost every day!
Also, this deal will most likely be honored since it touches US soil and it is not completely free (just a 90% discount).
British Airways’ fuel surcharges alone are usually ~$800 for a first class award ticket.