After five years of flying thousands of miles every winter, I finally got a mileage card. Stupid, I know. I’m positive I’d have become a gold member in a year if I got one when I moved to Japan… Either way, I’ll keep gathering miles now (and hang out in elite lounges at airports as soon as I can) – although I’m a little concerned if I’ll have time to fly whatsoever in the coming few years. I have no issues with working all day every day, but visiting my family around Christmas is something I’m not willing to give up.