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.

Ibex Rakuten Eagles CRJ-700

Review: Ibex Airlines CRJ-700 from Sendai to Sapporo

While ANA and JAL are by far the largest airlines in Japan, there are also several smaller airlines operating domestic flights around the country. One of those is Ibex Airlines – a regional airline that primarily operates flights in and out of Sendai Airport in the Tohoku region and that partners with ANA. The airline …

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ANA 737-800 Premium Class Cabin

Review: ANA 737-800 Premium Class from Tokyo to Sendai

While thinking of which flight to take to Sapporo in advance of taking the BB-8 ANA Jet’s last flight, Japan was hit by a large earthquake that put Japan’s Tohoku Shinkansen (the bullet train connecting Tokyo with the north of the country) out of service. To fill the gap, both ANA and JAL (and later …

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Finnair A319 Business Class Cabin

Review: Finnair A319 Business Class from Vienna to Helsinki

On our way back from Europe to Japan back in February, my wife and I traveled in Finnair’s business class from Vienna to Tokyo Narita via Helsinki. I won’t be reviewing the long-haul flight from Helsinki to Tokyo on an A350 since I reviewed the same flight back in January on the exact same route. …

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ANA BB-8 Jet Last Flight Photo Session

Goodbye, BB-8 ANA Jet! (A Dramatic Last Day and a Great Last Flight)

Aviation enthusiasts in Japan and around the world got great news in mid-2015 when ANA announced a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to launch the ANA Star Wars Project which would include painting aircraft in special liveries. Eventually, four aircraft – Star Wars ANA Jet, R2D2 ANA Jet, BB-8 ANA Jet, and C3PO ANA …

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Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras Zion Spa

Review: Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras (Strbske Pleso, Slovakia)

Being from Slovakia and having visited Strbske Pleso in the Tatra Mountains a number of times, I was always intrigued by Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, arguably one of the country’s best hotels. As such, I was excited when I got a chance to stay there with my wife earlier this year during our month-long …

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Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim Queen Family Room

Review: Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim

During my wife and I’s trip to Slovakia earlier this year, we decided to visit Oswiecim (Auschwitz) and Krakow in Poland for a couple of days with my family. While there are quite a few hotels in Oswiecim, after a bit of looking around, I decided to book us a two-night stay at Hampton by …

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Prague Marriott Hotel Lobby

Review: Prague Marriott Hotel

One of the side trips my wife and I made while staying at my parents’ house in Slovakia for a month earlier this year was a weekend trip to Prague. After considering a couple of different hotels in the city including the two Hiltons that can be found there, I found an offer for a …

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RegioJet Train

Review: RegioJet Train Relax Class from Bratislava to Prague and Back

During our stay in Slovakia earlier this year, my wife and I did a quick trip to Prague. While in the past there used to be Bratislava – Prague flights operated by CSA (and also SkyEurope) covering the route in less than an hour, that’s not the case anymore. Instead, trains and buses are the …

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Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class

Review: Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class from Doha to Vienna

Qatar Airways has, for better or worse, one of the most diverse fleets when it comes to the types of business class seats used. Ranging from standard recliners on some of its narrowbody aircraft, through older full-flat seats and reverse herringbone seats on some of its widebody aircraft, all the way to one of the …

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