Ask the purser #1

There has always been a fascination for the work of Flight Attendants. The way they seem to be in one place and then in another, their good looks, framed by the elegant uniform of their airline and accompanied by the emblematic trolley, fascinate half the world. We asked pursers Marlene Garcia, from SATA Air Açores,…

Kids on board

Carrying the whole family or taking young passengers traveling alone on our wings to their destination is a great pleasure. From booking to landing, our services are prepared to provide safety and well-being to families and unaccompanied children who travel with us.  With all our care   Our smallest passengers, older than 7 days and less…

Exercises on board

For an optimized comfort during your flight, especially on medium-and long-haul flights, we advise some leg, torso and arm exercises these exercises may help you avoid musculoskeletal pains and muscle cramps and will help you to relax your body and mind, providing an even more enjoyable and relaxed journey. These ten recommended exercises can be…

Aviation fun facts – Why do I take the bus to get to the airplane?

Often, your trip involves a bus ride between the gate and the airplane that will carry out your flight. At some airports, such as João Paulo II Airport, on the island of São Miguel, or Lajes Airport, on Terceira island, in the Azores, this journey is so short that you’ve probably wondered if you couldn’t…

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…