Lufthansa rolls out the dirndls and lederhosen for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest season is getting underway and that means many passengers on international Lufthansa flights from Munich to New York, Charlotte, Hong Kong and other destinations will have a chance to be served by crew members dressed in special Oktoberfest costumes. It’s a tradition that’s been going on for the past 50 years.

Lufthansa reports that this is the seventh year there will be a special crew of 14 team members dressed in dirndl costumes designed by the Munich-based Angermaier Trachten company, which specializes in these traditional costumes.

Here’s what the women will be wearing: a dirndl in Lufthansa colors – royal blue, yellow and white; a yellow blouse with a blue floral print; and a blue-and-white striped skirt with a blue silk apron. Male flight attendants will be wearing lederhosen, combined with a janker – the traditional Bavarian jacket – and waistcoat, with ties that match the women’s dirndls.

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