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.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Vancouver

Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge at Vancouver International Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a number of great lounges both at its base in Hong Kong as well as at some of its destinations like Bangkok. In 2006, it also opened a new lounge at Vancouver airport where it operates multiple flights a day. I visited the Cathay Pacific Vancouver lounge back in September when making …

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Is Spirit Airlines Safe?

Is Spirit Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Spirit Airlines oftentimes offers fares that are significantly lower than those of its competitors. Not only that, but it also gets criticized for the quality (or lack thereof) of its onboard service and for its advertising practices. With that in mind, some people question whether or not the airline is safe to fly with. The …

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Cathay Pacific The Wing First Lounge Champagne Bar

Review: Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

“The Wing” is the older of the two first class lounges that Cathay Pacific operates at its hub, Hong Kong airport. While it’s been around for quite a while, the airline most recently opened it in 2013 after an extensive renovation. This review was originally published in 2017 after my first visit to the lounge. …

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Cathay Dragon A320 Business Class Seat

Review: Cathay Dragon A320 Business Class from Da Nang to Hong Kong

Cathay Dragon is a fully-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific that connects Hong Kong with about 50 destinations in Asia. In the past, I wrote about the airline’s economy class – both on one of its A320s as well as A330s. Last month, I had a chance to try its business class on flights from Da …

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Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Da Nang Airport is the third busiest one in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. With its new domestic terminal having opened in 2011 and its international terminal in 2017, the airport boasts new and modern facilities. While Vietnam Airlines operates some international flights out of the airport, it doesn’t operate its own lounge …

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Da Nang Transfer

A Not-So-Smooth Transfer at Da Nang Airport

Earlier this month, my friend Yukihiro and I flew from Da Nang to New York thanks to Cathay Pacific’s unbelievable first class fare. Because of Vietnam’s unusual visa exemption rules, Da Nang’s lacking “transfer infrastructure,” and lack of research on my side, the transfer turned out to be a bit more “dramatic” that I had …

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A Guide to Buying Airline Miles

Buying Airline Miles: A Strategy That Can Be Worth Having in Your Travel Toolkit

If you are new to frequent flyer programs and airline miles, you might be surprised that you can not only earn miles by flying or through other activities like that, but that you can also buy them outright. In most cases, doing so does not present the best value. However, if you are systematic about …

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Bangkok Airways Airbus A320 Cabin

Review: Bangkok Airways A320 Economy Class from Bangkok to Da Nang

Bangkok Airways is a regional airline based at Suvarnabhumi airport. Using a fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 as well as ATR 72 aircraft, it connects Bangkok and other Thai cities with each other as well as with destinations in other countries in the region. Aside from a few of its A319s, its aircraft feature …

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Putting Boeing's $50 Million Compensation to 737 MAX Crash Victims' Families into Perspective

Putting Boeing’s $50 Million Compensation to 737 MAX Crash Victims’ Families into Perspective

It seems like every blog and news outlet reported about Boeing’s opening of a $50 million over the last day or two. However, I haven’t seen any of those articles putting that number – and the roughly $145,000 per victim’s family – into perspective. On the other hand, I saw many people commenting on social …

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