Aviation fun facts – What happens to your body when you fly

Do you know how your body reacts when you are in an airplane cabin thousands of feet above sea level? If you feel an energy drop, drier skin and mouth, or popping ears, it’s not your imagination. We explain why. Low energy Air pressure is lower at higher altitudes, which means your body absorbs less…

How to be an eco-friendly tourist

Never has the word “Sustainability” been so important for Tourism. In the natural paradise of the Azores, maintaining the ecosystem alive is a real concern while assuring the social and economic quality of life of locals and visitors. In the end, we all live on the same planet.  The COVID-19 pandemic revealed that there are…

Ask the pilot #5

You asked? Our pilot answers. Is it true that pilots cannot eat the same meal? It’s not mandatory, but it’s recommended that the Captain and the First Officer are served different meals to avoid that, in case of food poisoning, both are affected. The same applies to the rest of the crew, offering variety in…

Ask the pilot #3

We are happy to answer two more questions from our passengers. Can turbulence break the wings of an airplane? Planes are subject to impressive tests long before they are delivered to airlines. They are extremely robust machines, extraordinary works of engineering, which structure is infinitely tested. Severe turbulence areas are marked on the radar, according…

Beauty secrets of a Flight Attendant

Do you know that feeling of complete exhaustion after a flight? But how do the crews look so good after so many hours of flying every day? Our Flight Attendants reveal all their secrets to stay in shape on travels. Hydration Water is the best Flight Attendants’ ally. Abundant daily hydration, complemented with a balanced…

Ask the pilot #2

We answer more questions from our passengers on “Ask the pilot”. In some aircraft, noise reduction is more significant and depends on the type of engine/reactor. In any case, it means that the pilots reduced the power of the engines once they reached cruising speed. Just like us, on land, when we shift down to…

Ask the pilot #1

Do you always study the weather forecast before flying? Sit quietly and watch everything that goes on around you on the plane? Do you shake at the slightest sign of turbulence, get suspicious of every sound signal and feel that little sweat running down your face? If this is how you experience your flights, then…

Be a Sustainable Tourist

Whenever you travel you are inevitably interacting with the natural resources and cultural heritage of the destination. In order for your trip to the Azores to have a positive, mindful and sustainable impact we leave you three essential tips: – Choose to use public transport, ride a bike or simply walk whenever possible thus contributing…