Keishi Nukina

Keishi is an aviation enthusiast based originally from Slovakia, currently based in Japan. Besides publishing his work on KN Aviation, he also contributes to several aviation publications including Airliner World in the UK and AIRLINE in Japan.

Nagasaki Business Lounge Azalea Seating

Review: Business Lounge Azalea at Nagasaki Airport

With no ANA and JAL lounges, Business Lounge Azalea is the only domestic lounge option available at Nagasaki airport. I visited it a couple of months ago before taking an Oriental Air Bridge flight to Goto-Fukue. In the review below, I’ll show you what the it was like. Location, Opening Hours & Access Business Lounge …

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Oriental Air Bridge: A Vital Link to Nagasaki's Outlying Islands

Oriental Air Bridge: A Vital Link to Nagasaki’s Outlying Islands

While airlines like ANA and JAL represent Japan around the world, there are also much smaller Japanese airlines that, among other things, focus on connecting the country’s main islands with its smaller outlying islands. With Nagasaki Prefecture being home to 51 of the more than 300 inhabited ones, it is no surprise that an airline …

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JAL A350 First Class Seat

Review: JAL A350-900 Domestic First Class from Tokyo to Fukuoka

Most JAL’s domestic flights offer two classes of service – economy and Class J. However, on some flights on its busiest routes like Tokyo to Sapporo and Tokyo to Fukuoka, the airline also offers first class. The only notable difference between economy class and Class J is the seat. First class, on the other hand, …

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JAL Diamond Premier Lounge Haneda Seating

Review: JAL Diamond Premier Lounge at Tokyo Haneda

In addition to its international business and first class lounges, JAL operates also a number of domestic Sakura Lounges and Diamond Premier Lounges at airports around Japan. Earlier this month, I had a chance to visit one of the latter prior to taking a JAL flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka in first class. The below …

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BB-8 ANA Jet

A Complete Guide to Star Wars Jets: ANA, LATAM, Virgin Atlantic, and United

While unknown at the time, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 was about to benefit plane spotters down the road. That’s because the company decided to produce a new Star Wars trilogy and it chose to market it – among other ways – by forming partnerships with airlines. Those partnerships resulted in four airlines …

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Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

With people oftentimes correlating price with quality and safety, and with Wizz Air offering some of the lowest fares in Europe, it’s no surprise I am asked every now and then whether it’s a safe airline to fly with. The short answer to the question is yes, Wizz Air is safe. It operates a modern …

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Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 are two of the most popular wide-body aircraft families in service today. They are both twins, airlines use them on flights of all durations – although primarily on medium- and long-haul flights, and they have been produced in similar numbers. In this article, I look at them side by side …

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Emirates New First Class Suite

Experiencing Emirates’ New First Class Suite at Mercedes me Tokyo Gallery

Emirates’ new first class suite is high on the list of products that I want to try. As such, I was excited to find out (thanks to Hirofumi) that the airline organized an event in Tokyo allowing visitors to experience the seat on the ground. While I still hope to test (and review) the suite …

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Turboprops vs. Jets: A Guide to Their Differences and Similarities

Turboprops vs. Jets: A Guide to Their Differences and Similarities

While there are not as many turboprop types in production as there used to be in the past, aircraft like ATRs and Dash 8s are still quite popular among some airlines. In other cases, like for flights to short, unpaved runways, they are indispensable. In spite of that, many passengers try to avoid flying on …

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