Lufthansa’s “Dirndl crews” are back and this year they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary.
The Oktoberfest season is kicking off in Munich and that means some Lufthansa cabin crew members will be swapping their regular uniforms for the traditional Bavarian Dirndl dress on flights to selected destinations, including four North American cities.
Look for the special outfits if you’re flying to Munich from Toronto and Washington, D.C. on September 16, and from Denver and Boston on October 4.
It’s Oktoberfest season and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), is helping kick off the city’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati today (Friday, September 18) with Bavarian pretzels, soft-drinks and a band playing polka music between 8 and 10 a.m.
Fritz, the Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Mascot, will also be greeting passengers.
The beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Sept. 19 to Sept. 27 and coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations and Denver’s Great American Beer Festival. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and visitors must be 21 or older with a valid ID to enter.
The $10 admission includes a souvenir glass and 10, 2-ounce samples of beer from the 20 Colorado breweries and special brews represented:
· Avery Brewing – Liliko’i Kepolo
· Big Choice Brewing – #42 Poblano Stout
· Boulder Beer – Shake Chocolate Porter
· Bristol Brewing Company – Red Baron Octoberfest
· Crooked Stave – Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison
The beer garden will feature eight picnic tables decorated by local artists, live music, talks by brew masters and brew trivia.
Passengers who post photos of their “Beer Flights” experience on social media using #BeerFlightsDIA will be eligible to win prizes that include T-shirts and commemorative glasses, VIP brewery tours and more.
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.