I searched around a bit and could not find an answer to this, so I apologize is this has already been answered elsewhere. I have some travel to the US coming up soon and I have been thinking of buying gold or platinum status with Dividend Miles before travel. This would be the out right buying not the status challenge. My questions are: 1.) when purchasing is the status instant when or does it take a day or two to update on the website? 2.) how long does it usually take for the card to be mailed to you? (mind you I live in Japan now, so I would expect it to take a few days longer than if I still lived in America.) Thank you for your consideration.