SFO/CDG Suggestions for the Business cabin

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Requirements:
    (1) Must be able to earn AS or UA EQMs. This means the entire *A and DL, AA, AF, KL
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    (2) Prefer (but not required) that the first point of entry to the US on the return is SFO (eliminating any domestic carrier).
    (3) A lie flat (180 degree, not the slip and slide "flat") is desired on the overwater segments.
    (4) Decent food and drink wouldn't hurt.
    (5) An airline that isn't going to give issues with the standard "fine in the USA" rollerbag carry-on.

    I've never flown AA/DL/AF/KL longhaul (nor AF or KL at all). I also wonder if the front cabin of a 2 cabin plane is going to be better than the mid cabin of a 3 cabin (such as AF, UA, AA, LH). As much as I was recently pleased with the LH inflight soft product in C, the slanted seats were horrible. And I haven't been to CDG for ages, back when UA had a nonstop, and when UA was an airline one actually looked forward to flying. Comments welcome with the + and -.
     
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    Of the skyteam contingent, only DL has lie flats. I found KL's angled flat to be much more of a slip and slide than AF or DL's. Beware unrefreshed 763s on dl which have cradle seats.
     
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    LX SFO-ZRH-CDG. Fully lie-flat in J and you can even get a "throne seat" (seat on the side with storage area on either side, with window and direct aisle access). Bank the miles to UA.

    I haven't flown LX in the J cabin, but their food in the F cabin was amazing, so I'd think that J wouldn't be too far off.

    My other choice would have been BA SFO-LHR-CDG, but unfortunately, they don't earn EQMs on AS.

    DL doesn't have international flights from SFO, that's the problem.

    I'd recommend UA, but their 777s/747s out of SFO all have 2-4-2 in the J cabin. Even though they are fully flat, yikes!
     
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    I assume that LX @ ZRH makes for an easy connection, much easier than FRA. Are new config LH C (incl. A380) flat?
     
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    I'd say that ZRH is much easier than FRA to connect. The Senator lounge there isn't bad either.

    Only the LH 747-8s have new flat C, and currently they fly to IAD only. A388's have angled.
     

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