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.

JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda

Review: JAL First Class Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

As part of my most recent trip to Europe, I flew in JAL’s first class from Tokyo to New York. While I visited JAL’s first class lounge at Narita airport before, this trip gave me a chance to pay a visit to the one at Haneda airport which is considerably nicer. Continue reading the article …

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COVID-19 Refund: Turkish Airlines Customer Support Wastes Medical Resources

COVID-19 Refund: Turkish Airlines Customer Support Wastes Medical Resources

A while back, I booked a flight with Turkish Airlines from Dubai to Vienna. I was excited to be trying out their A350, 787, and visiting their lounge in Istanbul for the first time, but unfortunately, I caught COVID-19 and had to rearrange my trip. As part of that, I called all of the airlines …

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Buying and Using LifeMiles: My First Experience (& Things You Need to Know)

Buying and Using LifeMiles: My Experience (& Things You Need to Know)

Needing to buy a flight from New York to Vienna recently, I first looked at a variety of paid options including one-way economy class tickets with Turkish Airlines and TAP Portugal. After spending some time searching for flights, though, I remembered that LifeMiles is having a sale right now and decided to take a look …

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ANA A380 Charter Arrival

Flying Honu Joyride: Trying Out ANA A380’s Premium Economy in a Fun Way

ANA dedicated its three “Flying Honu” A380s to one purpose – flying between Tokyo and Honolulu. Unfortunately, the demand on the route dropped to near zero when Japan closed its borders at the beginning of the pandemic. As a result, the A380s were grounded. Unlike other airlines which simply sent their A380s to storage, however, …

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Boeing 747 vs. 777

Boeing 747 vs. 777: How Do They Compare?

The iconic Boeing 747 and its younger widebody counterpart the Boeing 777 are both trailblazers. The 747 was the first widebody commercial jet to be developed, and the 777 is the world’s largest twinjet aircraft. These aircraft first flew commercially in 1970 and 1995 respectively.  Both of these aircraft have been highly popular with airlines …

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Hilton Tokyo Bay Celebrio Room

Review: Hilton Tokyo Bay (Disney Resort Official Hotel)

There are five Disney hotels including the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, Hotel MiraCosta, Celebration Hotel, and the recently opened Toy Story Hotel inside Tokyo Disney Resort. In addition to those, there are also six “official hotels” – hotels located within the resort and run by major brands. One of those is Hilton Tokyo …

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Skymark Pikachu Jet BC2 in Okinawa

Skymark’s Pikachu Jets: All You Need to Know & Flying on BC2’s Inaugural

Having grown up watching and playing Pokemon, ANA’s now-gone Pokemon Jets are my all-time favorite special liveries. With Peace Jet’s retirement in 2016 and the introduction of ANA Star Wars Jets, however, it became clear the era of ANA Pokemon Jets has come to an end (for the time being). Still, I was hoping that they would …

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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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