Bergthal-Air has just taken delivery of it’s first of seven new aircraft that will make up it’s new subsidiary fleet called Knack Sot Airlines. KSA will be offering flights between Abbottsford and Sao Palo Brazil with stopovers in Dit Sied and Jant Sied. The airline will feature in-flight faspa, during non-stop flights between Bergthal and Hochfeld. In adherence with it’s strict Mennonite policies, alcohol will not be served on any of the flights. However, passengers who might be suffering the affects of a cold or cough, will be offered "Seagram’s cough medicine" on flights lasting longer than 2 hours. The Menno Tribune has confirmed that there will be Sommerfelder seating available to offer a distraction-free experience. Men will be seated on the left side of the aircraft, while all women and children will be seated on the right. The center section will be reserved for Chortitzer seating where men and women may sit together. First class passengers will also enjoy the luxury of New Bothwell cheese curds and Shanzenfeld varcht snacks on all flights. Complementary blankets and pillows will also be offered to those wishing to have a bit of meddachschlope during the flight. Economy seats will of course offer complimentary knack sot and yerba.
The Menno Tribune was in Jant Sied and gauged the reaction from the locals. John Hilderbrand says, “It’s onbejrieplich when you think of it. It used to take my Oom Peeta Hoada an entire day to travel from Dit Sied to Jant Sied by horse and buggy. Now we’ll be able to make that same trip in less that 20 minutes. Going to visit frintshoft is going to be a lot easier now. We’ll even have more spazea time before heading back”. It is a bit disappointing though; the airlines won’t allow us to bring plumi moos or siltjeese on the plane. We usually bring some to my mumptji’s family when we visit Winkler.
A representative for Knack Sot Airlines tells us that tickets are already sold out for KSA flight 001 from Dit Sied to Jant Sied.
Onbejrieplich: hard to fathom or understand
mumptji: affectionate term for wife
siltjeese: head cheese, a Mennonite delicacy made with hog head meat
plumi moos: a cold fruit soup served at Easter and special occasions
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