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.