Monday, 17 September 2018

Beer on tap mid flight..........Lufthansa celebrates Oktoberfest

Fresh draft beer available on board again after 50 years to celebrate Oktoberfest 

“Leberkäse”, pretzels, white sausage available in Lufthansa Lounges during Oktoberfest

The German carrier, Lufthansa is going back in time to help visitors celebrate the forthcoming Oktoberfest. The popular airline will be serving draft beer on flights as well as members of the crew donning traditional Bavarian costumes – just in time for Munich’s Oktoberfest. 

Lufthansa has a tradition of getting cabin crew to wear traditional Bavarian costumes on selected flights from Munich instead of their uniforms. Additionally, this year Lufthansa is bringing beer kegs on board to serve fresh draft beer to customers as this year’s special treat on these flights. 

Lufthansa traditional costume flights taking off from Munich to New York, Singapore and Shanghai 

Some members of the carriers cabin crew have participated in developing an exclusive Oktoberfest menu for Business Class customers, that pairs perfectly with the fresh draft beer. This year, the first Lufthansa traditional costume flight will be taking off from the Bavarian capital on 19th September and going to New York (Newark). 

The second traditional costume flight is on 25th September and heads to Singapore from Munich. And lastly, passengers on a Munich to Shanghai flight on 6th October can also experience this special flight just before Oktoberfest officially ends. 

But that's not all, there will also be further crews in traditional costumes on selected European flights.  But the celebrations are not just limited to special flights,  on the ground the carrier is also getting into the spirit of things.  Passengers who land at Munich's Terminal 2 during the first weekend of the Oktoberfest will receive a special free Oktoberfest box. It contains everything you need for the festivities – a ribbon for a beer mug, vitamin drink, some salty pretzels, and fruit gummies in the shape of a beer mug.  

“Leberkäse”, pretzels, white sausage available in Lufthansa Lounges during Oktoberfest

Munich's Lufthansa Lounges are also more than ready for the Oktoberfest, with more than 4,000 kg of “Leberkäse”, more than 38,000 pretzels, and about 750 kg of white sausage ready to be consumed in the twelve lounges located in Terminal 2 and in the satellite building. The Oktoberfest menu in the restaurants of Lufthansa's First Class Lounges, which will be decorated accordingly, will begin with an Oktoberfest soup followed by duck served in a rustic style. For dessert, there will be apricot and plum dumplings with vanilla espuma. The Senator and Business Lounges will offer their guests an “Andechser” goulash soup or mushrooms in cream with dumplings. And, of course, all the lounges will be serving Oktoberfest draft beer.