How would you credit your miles?

Old Aug 15, 18, 11:42 pm
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How would you credit your miles?

Two of us flying in paid F from SFO-ZRH and back (along with some intraeuropean flights in the middle, all on SWISS).

I am *G on UA, but I strongly dislike UA, and fly them only as a last resort. I have historically used my MileagePlus account to dump Star Alliance airline miles. But I'm wondering whether this is smart, given that earnings are generally lower on partner airlines.

I am generally only redeeming those miles on other airlines, too rare to redeem them on United, unless I'm flying my parents to see me. (Sorry, mom.) I would otherwise be happy to be able to redeem points later on LH/LX, or on an Asian airline, like SQ (duh).

Should I:
* Accrue these points to UA?
* Accrue these points to my (empty but existing) Miles & More account?
* Accrue them to another Star Alliance program?

I am willing to play the long game on points accrual, and something feels wrong about storing them all at UA, when I want to avoid ever redeeming them on UA.

Advice of the group appreciated!
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Old Aug 16, 18, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by transpac-canuck View Post
Two of us flying in paid F from SFO-ZRH and back (along with some intraeuropean flights in the middle, all on SWISS).
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Should I:
* Accrue these points to UA?
* Accrue these points to my (empty but existing) Miles & More account?
* Accrue them to another Star Alliance program?

I am willing to play the long game on points accrual, and something feels wrong about storing them all at UA, when I want to avoid ever redeeming them on UA
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What are your objectives with a ffp? Only awards?
Travel pattern?
Have you looked at award cost (& surcharges) with other ffp's?

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