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Lufthansa flight attendants to wear sexy dirndls for Oktoberfest

If only Lufthansa had made this announcement before we ranked the world's hottest flight attendant uniforms.

Yep. In celebration of everyone's favorite Bavarian beer holiday, cabin crew on the German airline will don dirndls on select flights out of Munich this fall. A tradition Lufthansa has held for more than half a century (since 1957, to be exact), lucky passengers on flights to Beijing, Sao Paolo, and Mexico City will enjoy pretending not to stare at the bosoms of twelve flight attendants wearing what -- one might argue -- is the sexiest halloween costume of all time. Or is the flight attendant uniform itself the sexiest? Hmmm...

Either way, these traditional dirndls (in Lufthansa's signature yellow, blue, and white) are probably a little more conservative and definitely more tasteful (but still plenty appealing). Meanwhile, the dude flight attendants will wear leather trousers and a waistcoast with a jacket. Whatever.

Actually, the Oktoberfest experience begins before take-off at the airline's lounges, which will be plating delicious themed fare like pretzels, cheese and meat, and apple strudel. On board, First Class fliers even get gourmet duck and a shredded pancake called Kaiserschmarrn.

"The folk costume flights are a lively tradition at Lufthansa, and one which passengers really enjoy", a company spokesperson told Malta Today. "The response from our guests is overwhelming." Shocking.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's Travel team. She wore a brown and white polka dot dress at last year's Oktoberfest, and someone asked her if she was dressed up as a pretzel. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.