The fare is fully refundable and published by British Airways, and actually allows you to fly quite a few different airlines, including Etihad, Qatar Airways, etc.
If you’re looking for a straightforward routing, you can do Dubai to London to Los Angeles to Austin for under $1,500 in paid first class:
Looking for more miles? How about Dubai to London to Los Angeles to New York to Austin for just a couple hundred extra bucks:
Otherwise for a similar price you can fly Swiss first class, which is a product that can’t be booked with miles (unless you have elite status with Miles & More):
Or if you fancy an in-flight shower, you can even get a segment on Emirates, booked as a Qantas codeshare:
It does seem like the transatlantic flight has to be on oneworld, but for the flight between the Middle East and Europe you can fly any carrier.
This fare won’t last, so if you’re interested in booking I’d recommend doing so as soon as possible. Depending on the type of routing you’re looking at taking, this is potentially bookable on the websites of American or British Airways, or through an online travel agency (Expedia, Orbitz, etc.).
So, who’s taking advantage of this amazing fare?