The crews of the German company Lufthansa will have put on traditional Bavarian costumes, short-sleeved open breasted blouses with long skirts for women and leather shorts and vests for men, to mark the beginning of Oktoberfest.
To cities on other continents, including New York and Singapore, they are bringing not only the Bavarian spirit, but also something to cheer for, as they treat passengers with freshly tapped beer from kegs, specifically brought for the occasion aboard.
The draft beer is coming back to a 10,000-meter altitude after a 50-year break. The company will use a special airworthy keg with a valve to regulate the carbon dioxide pressure and prevent it from becoming too high on board, which makes tapping possible.
Back in the 1960s @lufthansa served draft beer as part of its “Senator Service", and beer kegs are coming back on board to mark Munich’s #Oktoberfest – but what 60s airliner cabin is this — #707? pic.twitter.com/yudSL8TImv— Max Kingsley-Jones (@MaxK_J) 17 сентября 2018 г.
However, this option will be available only for business class passengers. A traditional Bavarian menu will be offered, including ox tartare with truffles, followed by char with Riesling sauce and Bavarian cream with pistachio pest.