Personally, I only fly certain routes with AA
when I'm in the states, purely as I visit Las Vegas, Orlando and Honolulu the most often, I usually end of going via an 'AA' hub to get to these places.
Consequently, some very good deals can be found in First between certain cities (particularly Las Vegas). As I tend to choose Club when I fly BA
in Europe, domestic First is my usual choice when stateside. Obviously price is important, however, at the end of the day First IS
better than Coach...
P.S: fbgdavidson - $1600 is for a 'normal' restricted First fare, if you are careful with dates and destinations (maybe even fly into a different gateway) First can be found for far less.