Fantastic Qatar A380 First Class for 50,000 American Airlines Miles

Qatar Airways First Class on its A380 is available nearly every day between Paris and Doha and widely available between Doha and Bangkok.

[Video Blog] Trip Report: Inside Etihad A380 Shower

Here is a video I filmed in January inside the Etihad A380 shower that you can access if you fly in a First Class Apartment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EyvFscmFbA

It is part of a series of trip reports on the flight:

Anatomy of an Award: India to United States in Etihad and American Airlines First Class for 90,000 AA Miles
Trip Report: Etihad Business Class from Chennai to Abu Dhabi
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi (Including Shave and Massage)
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to New York: Seat, Suite, Vanity, Amenity Kit, Pajamas

Four Emirates First Class Seats on the Same Flights to the United States

Emirates First Class on the A380 is amazing because you have your own blinged out suite as well as access to an onboard shower spa and onboard bar.

You can book Emirates First Class with Alaska Airlines miles with no fuel surcharges. Alaska charges 90,000 miles one way to Dubai and 100,000 miles to Europe, Africa, or Asia.

Anatomy of an Award: India to United States in Etihad First Class Apartment

In May, I booked myself an award in an Etihad A380 First Class Apartment for January 2016. I am looking forward to flying the spacious suite with a couch/bed and separate seat from Abu Dhabi to New York.

Trip Report: Zurich to Dubai in Emirates A380 First Class

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Emirates Lounge Zurich
Emirates A380 First Class from Zurich to Dubai
Emirates Lounge Dubai
Emirates A380 First Class from Dubai to Houston

Emirates 88
Zurich (ZRH) – Dubai (DXB)
Depart: 3:35 PM on September 8, 2015
Arrive: 11:45 PM
Duration: 6 hours, 10 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A380
Seat: 1A (First Class)

I was the last passenger to leave the Emirates Lounge in Zurich, and I was the last to board in First Class, about 20 minutes before the scheduled departure.

Luxurious Malaysia First Class on its A380 is Wide Open for 70k Miles

Malaysia Airlines has an incredible First Class product on its A380, on par with the best in the world. I flew Malaysia First Class from Paris to Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and loved the service, luxury touches, and satay cart.

You can fly the same product between London and Kuala Lumpur for 70,000 American Airlines miles with great award availability.

Qatar Airways First Class Award Space on Its A380 for 40,000 Miles

Qatar's A380 First Class looks fantastic. It is not the best Middle Eastern product and looks a half step behind Emirates First Class and Etihad First Class on their A380s, but overall the Qatar A380 is definitely a plane I would love to fly in First Class, especially for 40,000 or 45,000 miles.

The spacious seat/beds are not fully enclosed, but are luxurious.

You and a companion can dine at one table.

The bathrooms are large, but do not contain showers like Etihad's and Emirates'.

The star of the Qatar A380 is the bar behind Business Class.

Qatar Airways First Class Award Space on Its A380 for 40,000 Miles

Qatar's A380 First Class looks fantastic. It is not the best Middle Eastern product and looks a half step behind Emirates First Class and Etihad First Class on their A380s, but overall the Qatar A380 is definitely a plane I would love to fly in First Class, especially for 40,000 or 45,000 miles.

The spacious seat/beds are not fully enclosed, but are luxurious.

You and a companion can dine at one table.

The bathrooms are large, but do not contain showers like Etihad's and Emirates'.

The star of the Qatar A380 is the bar behind Business Class.

Wide Open Award Space in Etihad A380 First Class Apartments New York Abu Dhabi

Update at 11:45 PM: A previous version of this post speculated the space was phantom because I couldn't book it on my only attempt before writing the post and rushing to dinner.

The Cheapest Award to Fly the Fanciest Commercial Plane in First Class

What's so special about Etihad's route from London to Abu Dhabi?