I travel regularly (at least every 3 months) to China from Sydney and extensively internally in China whilst there. I always try to travel Skyteam airlines.
Sydney to Shanghai (Business) is always the first segment and the return in business also, internal flights are usually economy.
I am Velocity platinum and did a status match to Alitalia Millemiglia last year when it was offered so I have Skyteam Elite Plus status.
My question is as I travel China Eastern mostly should I credit the miles to that program or to Alitalia? The last trip I sent all the miles to Alitalia, however didn’t earn any qualifying miles in Millemiglia, just normal miles?
I see that the qualifying rates in Eastern Miles are much higher to get elite status than Alitalia, however what is the point if I don’t earn any qualifying miles?