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Thanks for taking part in our Skypro Photo Contest! 

To enter, you only have to take a picture from inside an airplane and:

  1. Follow @wearskypro Instagram profile
  2. Like the post about the contest, in which you must also tag a friend whom you think takes great pictures and encourage him/her to participate too
  3. Post you best picture on your profile, tagging @wearskypro and using the hashtags #SkyproAirShots and #wearskypro. Please note that your profile must be public, so we can trace the hashtags and have access to your photo

The 3 best photos will receive a 125€ voucher to use in our online store: www.wearskypro.com!

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Skypro Photo Contest is run by Skypro, Portugal.
  2. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  3. Skypro employees and their relatives are not allowed to participate in this competition.
  4. Applicants must be of legal age.
  5. Skypro Photo Contest will run between 00:00 (GMT) on the September 20th and 23:59 (GMT) on the October 4th. After this deadline no further entries will be allowed.
  6. The prize will be awarded to the best 3 photos and is composed of a 125€ voucher, to spend in Skypro’s online store.
  7. The winners will be chosen by a Skypro jury, based on the subject criteria of creativity and originality applied to the photos submitted by the participants. The jury’s decision is sovereign.
  8. All submitted photos must be taken between the contest period and cannot have been posted before.
  9. The winning photos must be send by email to Skypro, to info@wearskypro.com and they will become Skypro’s property. The participants agree to give in the ownership of their photos to Skypro.
  10. All submitted photos will be considered Skypro’s property, allowing the company to use them in the competition communication supports (such as Instagram posts or other).
  11. Entries that are considered inappropriate and/or offensive will not be included. Each participant must be liable for the content of their entry.
  12. There is no cost involved to enter.
  13. Skypro accepts no responsibility for entries not received (note that the participant’s Instagram profile must be public, in order to Skypro have access to the hashtags and photo)
  14. The winners will be announced on Skypro’s Instagram profile and will also be notified via Instagram Direct Message on the week after the end of the contest.
  15. The vouchers must be used within 90 days of attribution. If a voucher is not used after this period, Skypro reserves the right to cancel the voucher.
  16. Skypro reserves the right to change at any time this Terms and Conditions without prior notice, as well as cancel the contest for reasons beyond its control.
  17. Any doubts and questions about the interpretation of this Terms and Conditions should be submitted to Skypro for analysis and decision, by email to info@wearskypro.com or by Instagram Direct Message.
  18. The legal framework for the terms and conditions of this competition shall be governed by Portuguese law.
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How to Stay Healthy and Fit as a Flight Attendant

Eating healthy and keeping up a rigorous exercise routine can be hard for anyone, but is especially difficult for flight attendants. Crazy schedules, bad hotel gyms, easy access to the First Class dessert cart, and all the delicious temptations layovers provide mean that many flight attendants gain weight when they start flying.

Instead of stressing about calories the whole time here are some easy and fun ways to stay healthy, active, and svelte as a flight attendant. You can have your cake (or croissant, or macarons, or gelato) and eat it too!

 

Drink Lots of Water

Between working long hours on super dry planes and indulging in alcoholic or caffeinated beverages (hello cappuccinos and wine!), it is all too easy to get dehydrated while flying. Avoid fainting onto a baggage carousel like I once did in the Frankfurt airport by having at least one glass of water for every hour you are on a plane. Once you’ve landed, have a glass of water before leaving your hotel, bring a bottle of water with you, and have a glass of water with every meal (plus an extra glass to counteract any dehydrating things you might be drinking). As a bonus, drinking lots of water will help keep your skin looking pretty and make you feel more full, so you’re less likely to overeat.

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Focus on What You’re Putting Into Your Body, Not What You’re Keeping Out

Rather than stressing about dieting or restricting yourself, focus on ensuring that your body gets nourishing foods throughout your trip. This might mean having a green smoothie one morning for breakfast or getting a salad with your pizza. It’s just a simple difference in mentality, but it helps you stay focused on the positive (healthy foods) rather than the negative (things you can’t or shouldn’t eat). It can make a big difference in your eating habits and keep your body well-fueled for all of your adventures!

Tip: In addition to eating nutritious foods, bring some vitamins and Echinacea, an herb that helps fight infections, with you. You’re exposed to lots of germs when you travel, and they’ll give your body an extra boost to help ensure you don’t feel under the weather.

Walk Everywhere

Walking is by far my favorite way to get to know a city and it’s an easy way to get in a few miles without even noticing. Eschew the metro or taxi line and try to explore the city on foot as much as you can. Many cities have free walking tours or you can make your own by plotting out all the must-see sights before you head out the door. You’ll burn calories and see things you might otherwise miss!

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Choose Active Adventures

Like walking everywhere, choosing active adventures lets you fit in some exercise and burn calories while exploring your destination. Bike rentals and tours are an affordable, easy way to get out and about and a good hike can provided a wonderful chance to see the countryside and experience nature. If you’re extra adventurous, try your hand at kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, whitewater rafting – the sky is the limit! You’ll get your heart pumping and it will be much more exhilarating than working out at another hotel gym!

Go For a Run

Running is one of the best and simplest ways to torch calories, and a trip can be the perfect opportunity to spice up your running routine. Do some research beforehand to find suggested routes, pack some cute gear, and the world becomes your running track! If you’re feeling extra motivated, sign up for a race at your destination. The courses often provide fabulous, unique views of a city and offer the safety of a marked course with a large group.

Remember to always stay safe when running in an unfamiliar city, especially if you’re running by yourself. Avoid unlit areas, pay attention to your surroundings, and let somebody know when you’re leaving and when they should expect you back. I usually ask the front desk or a local athletic store if they have any suggestions about running routes and make sure there’s no neighborhoods or areas I should avoid.

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Turn Your Hotel Room or Gym Into a Private Studio

You don’t have to forego your favourite fitness classes just because you’re flying! Subscription-based services and online or app-based versions of instructional videos mean you can get your booty in gear anywhere, anytime. There are apps that let you create a customized workout schedule at studios both at home and around the world, and some other apps that provide access to thousands of instructor led workouts no matter where you are (I always use an app on my runs!).

 

Shannon Hill
Blogger @ Tramontanetravel
Flight Attendant, USA

NOTES: THIS POST IS AN OPINION ARTICLE WITHOUT MEDICAL ENDORSEMENT. THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR AND IN NO WAY REFLECTS THE OPINION OF OR AN ENDORSEMENT BY HER EMPLOYER.
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7 Tips for Beating Jet Lag as a Flight Attendant

As a flight attendant, I change time zones more often than most people change outfits. On my last stretch of flying, for example, I slept in six different time zones in six days, traversing as far west as California and as far east as Amsterdam. Flying across so many different time zones, especially as frequently as flight attendants do, can cause jet lag, scientifically referred to as desynchronosis, which is a disruption of your body’s internal clock and circadian rhythm.

Jet lag is one of the hardest parts of flight attendant life and if not handled properly, can leave you feeling like a perpetually jetlagged, sleep-deprived zombie or worse – have long-term negative impacts on your health. Luckily, there are many things you can do to avoid feeling like you’re going through your flights – and life – like a character from The Walking Dead. Here are seven tips for beating jet lag as a flight attendant!

Wherever you are, that’s the time
Being a flight attendant is a bit like being a time traveler. Once, for example, I left Narita at 4 p.m. on a Monday and landed in Atlanta twelve hours later at 4 p.m. on a Monday. It can make your mind reel if you think about it too much, which is why my cardinal rule of traveling is this one: Never, ever think about what time it is back home or at your last destination. It is only ever the time where you are! Jet lag is, at its simplest, just your body’s internal clock getting out of sync with local time. The more you think about what time it is elsewhere the more difficult it will be for your body to psychologically and physically adjust to the time where you are. If you need to, switch your watch and the clock on your phone and laptop right after takeoff so you don’t fall into the trap of comparing time zones.

Take full advantage of crew rest
Most articles about jet lag recommend sleeping as much as you can during night flights. This is sadly not a practical tip for cabin crew unless you’ve landed yourself a dream trip with a long deadhead or ferry flight. It goes without saying, however, that you should take full advantage of your crew rest and the time given to you during the flight to sleep. The second your crew rest starts get your booty in that seat or bunk and get to sleep! Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Do not get on your phone and start texting. Do not slip up to First Class and eat all the ice cream sundaes. You want to get as close to eight hours of sleep in a 24 hour period so every second of zzzzs counts!

Don’t sleep the day away
Taking a quick power nap after your flight will help your body adjust and get some much needed rest, but don’t let yourself simply sleep the day away or you’ll delay your body’s ability to reset to local time and will spend all night tossing and turning. Instead, give yourself 70-90 minutes to nap, which science shows should allow you to experience all three sleep stages without waking up during slow wave sleep, which makes you feel groggier. If you have difficulty falling asleep after a flight, try wearing sunglasses on the bus ride, closing your curtains and turning off all the lights in your room right away, shutting off your phone and the TV, and eating a light snack or meal high in carbohydrates to help your body get in the mood.

But skip the nap entirely if you get in too late
The wisdom passed down from generation to generation of flight attendants is to skip the post-flight nap if you get in past 11 a.m. I live dangerously, however, and generally push this back until 1 p.m. Whatever time you decide is right for you, make sure it isn’t so late that it will interfere with your ability to get to sleep at a normal hour or get a full eight hours of sleep before you wake up again the next morning.

Stay hydrated
Even mild dehydration can make you feel lethargic or moody. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight to keep yourself in top form and help your body cope. The general rule of thumb is to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you’re in the air plus extra if you’re drinking something dehydrating like coffee.

Hit the ground running
It might feel like the last thing you want to do, but get some exercise. Research has shown that besides the standard health benefits and endorphins of exercise, it can also help your body adjust to time zone changes. Anecdotally, this is one of my favorite, time-proven ways to cope with jet lag. A quick workout after my flight (or post-flight power nap) or early morning exercise the next day seems to work the best for me but getting your body moving at any point is one of the surest ways to feel like yourself again. As a bonus, going for an outdoor run, long walk, or hopping on a bike is also one of the best ways to explore your destination and can help you get some much needed sunlight!

Let there be light
The main clock that regulates your body’s circadian rhythm is kept in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus, which sits just behind your eyes. It’s located there in part because your brain uses light to help synchronize itself to the world, which means you need as much light as possible when you’re supposed to be awake and as little as possible when you’re supposed to be asleep. I like to head outside and walk around or go for a long outdoor run (see above!) to get some sunshine and help my body adjust, and I try and turn off the TV and all my electronic devices well ahead of the time I’d like to be asleep by.

Shannon Hill
Blogger @ Tramontanetravel
Flight Attendant, USA

 

NOTES: THIS POST IS AN OPINION ARTICLE WITHOUT MEDICAL ENDORSEMENT. THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR AND IN NO WAY REFLECTS THE OPINION OF OR AN ENDORSEMENT BY HER EMPLOYER.
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Why Alarm-Free Shoes for Airline Professionals?

SKYPRO aims to be the Number 1 company caring for crews worldwide: this is our Mission, this is our ultimate goal and this is why we get up in the morning – and tend to leave late at night!

In order to accurately care for crews, some steps need to be taken when conducting all our Research and Development; that is why we examine crews’ daily routine and try to understand where we can potentially help them feel safer, healthier, more comfortable and ultimately better cared for.

Eventually we presented FullSense SkyProtect, which consists of 6 key components that should not be overlooked when purchasing shoes for an airline:

  • Anti-Skid;
  • Alarm-Free;
  • Ambicork;
  • Anti-Static;
  • Innocuous Leathers;
  • Absolute Comfort.

Today I shall address the Alarm-Free component: as you can probably guess this is very important for a frequent traveller and paramount for cabin crew and pilots.

How have we managed to accomplish this in our shoes? Not an easy challenge! All heeled shoes have something between the outsole and the insole and its purpose is to hold the heel: it is called a shank. Traditionally, the shank is metallic and the main responsible for beeping on airports. This was one of the first big tests to our R&D Department because we had to try many components and eventually achieve a IATA-certified product. We had to come up with something that would be airport-friendly and that would be very durable, very resistant and very light – and we came up with a composite material that checks all the boxes.

Shoes are one of the most important uniform items for airline professionals: our whole weight is put into them and the more technology we are able to equip them with, the better – especially one that is so handy!

SKYPRO is focused and passionate about helping airline professionals to better perform at their jobs – in a world where air traffic keeps rising and demand for cabin crew and pilots never ceases, there are not that many companies that worry and develop the right tools for these unsung heroes.

In short: no “beep-beep” with SKYPRO shoes!

 

Choose your favourites at our Online Store!

 

Afonso Leitão
Account Manager
SKYPRO

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THE IR SHOW 2018 – Valencia, California (USA)

The Independent Retail Show

“Twice yearly, bringing independent Retailers and Reps together with a common goal…..Buying shoes the old fashioned way. An informal, relaxed way to buy and sell shoes, early in the season.”

July 31st – 1st August @ Hyatt Regency Valencia, California, USA

 

About SKYPRO presence…

“The IR show is a regional show held in Valencia, California. The attendees are owners of the best comfort stores throughout California and Tucson, Arizona. There were about 20 buyers that attended this event.

The response to our brand was very good. Everyone acknowledged and appreciated the quality and styling of our shoes.

Skypro was the only dress shoe brand in attendance so we stood out. Most of these stores focus on comfort casual footwear and many told me that they didn’t have much, if any, of a dress shoe business.

The stores that do have this business expressed that there is an opportunity with Skypro, the fact that we have a following within the airline industry was recognized as an advantage.”

David Wellman
Sales Director
SKYPRO USA

 

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