As has become an annual tradition, Lufthansa has announced the details around their 2017 Trachten Crews as they begin to celebrate Oktoberfest. For those of you unfamiliar with the Trachten Crew, it is a select group of flight attendants who celebrate the annual German harvest by wearing traditional Bavarian Drindls and Lederhosen aboard select flights during Oktoberfest.
This year, the team will be on the following long haul flights:
September 15: Munich – Seoul aboard flight LH718
September 25: Munich – New York JFK aboard flight LH410
October 1: Munich – San Francisco aboard LH458.
Members of the Trachten Crew show off their Drindls. Photo Courtesy of Lufthansa
In addition to these long haul flights, passengers will be able to spot other Trachten Crew on European flights to Dresden, Bastia, Amsterdam, Prague, Timisoara, Munster, Warsaw, Belgrade, and Brussels.
Lufthansa employees in Munich’s Terminal 2 will also be in the Oktoberfest spirit as well, and you’ll be able to see their Drindls and Lederhosen on display between now and October 1.
Aside from the new ‘Uniforms’ that will be on display, passengers aboard Lufthansa flights from Munich will be treated to special Oktoberfest menus that celebrate the holiday as well.
Passengers visiting Lufthansa Business Class and First Class Lounges in Munich will also have some special Bavarian surprises waiting for them too. There will even be special amenity kits for Biz and First Class passengers flying from Munich.
Oktoberfest First Class Amenity Kit…..Photo Courtesy of Lufthansa.
Lufthansa has released the details about their ‘Trachtencrew’ schedule for 2016.
Celebrating their 10th Anniversary passengers will find these crews, dressed in their Oktoberfest best, on several flights over the coming weeks. Two crews will be featured and will be seen on six long-haul flights this year. In addition to the flight crews, ground staff in Munich will also be in the Oktoberfest spirit, sporting their Dirndls as well. Passengers visiting the First Class Lounge will see a Dirndl pattern that is unique to the First Class Lounge staff (and don’t forget to get your ‘Oktoberfest’ Duck!).
As a matter of fact, if you are flying from Munich to either Toronto or Washington DC today (Sept 15), you’ll see them. On September 20, passengers flying from Munich to Shanghai or Hong Kong will enjoy their hospitality. On October 2nd, the Trachtencrew will be aboard the flight from Munich to Denver, and on October 3 from Munich to Boston.
In addition to the long haul flights, the Trachtencrews will also be found on flights to Europe. Passengers will see them on flights to Birmingham, Belgrade, Cluj, Nice, Olbia, and Sylt.
As part of their Oktoberfest celebration each year, Lufthansa enlists their special ‘Trachten Team’ to bring the Holiday aboard certain flights during September. The theme around this year’s costumes will be based on the styles worn in the 1950s to acknowledge Lufthansa’s 60th Anniversary.
For 2015, Lufthansa has announced the follow flights are scheduled to be operated with these special crews:
Munich – Charlotte on September 16
Munich – Vancouver on September 21
Munich – Dubai September 29
These were the initial dates announced by LH. I’m not sure if there will be additional destinations added to this schedule. Additionally, First Class passengers on all outbound flights from Munich will have a special Oktoberfest Menu during the ‘season.
Complimenting these international flights, LH will also have flight attendants sporting their Oktoberfest Drindls and Lederhosen on domestic and European flights during September as well, though I have not seen any details regarding which flights these would be.
Aside from the on-board experience, all lounge visitors in Munich will also be welcomed with special Oktoberfest menus and treats.
First Class Lounge guests can look forward to Oxtail Pralines and Wheat Beer Tiramisu while Senator and Business Lounge guests will be able to get their fill of Apfel Strudel and other delicacies.
If you are visiting the FCL in Munich, don’t forget your special ‘Bavarian Duck’!
Continuing its tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest each year, Lufthansa has announced plans to bring this great festival aboard several flights over the coming days and weeks.
Beginning today, September 15, Lufthansa will have certain flights operating from Munich ‘outfitted’ with special crews. These crews, known as ‘Trachten Teams’ will be dressed in traditional Bavarian attire and will bring a bit of Oktoberfest to each of these special flights. Something new for this year, passengers filing within Europe will also have an opportunity to experience LH’s Oktoberfest hospitality.
The following photo shows the variety of attire that you’ll find in Munich and on the special Tracthen flights. From left to right: Munich Customer Service Staff, Long Haul Flight Attendants (center 2), Lufthansa CityLine Flight attendants.
Here is the current list of flights that will have the special Oktoberfest enhancements.:
September 15: LH722 Munich – Beijing
September 20: Munich – Lyon
September 20: Munich – Copenhagen
September 21: Munich – Zagreb
September 21: Munich – Bremen
September 24: LH504 Munich – Sao Paulo (GRU)
October 4: LH520 Munich – Mexico City
October 5: Munich – Zadar
October 5: Munich – Geneva
And lastly, if you are flying in First Class and transiting Munich, make sure you stop by the First Class Lounge to claim your special Oktoberfest Duck!