I have an upcoming business trip with United Airlines. The route is Singapore - San Francisco - Chicago - Jacksonville - Chicago - Los Angeles - Sydney.
I am not affiliated with any Star Alliance program at this stage and I am wondering which program I should credit these miles to.
My goal is to try and achieve star alliance gold status on the least amount of flights possible.
I understand the Asiana Club and Smiles and Miles programs require the lowest entry point for gold status (40,000) points but given that I am flying United is it best I credit it to their program? Or am I better off crediting them to a different program to get gold quicker?