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Something Scary In The Air: How the Airlines Celebrate Halloween

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Something Scary In The Air: How the Airlines Celebrate Halloween

Something Scary In The Air: How the Airlines Celebrate Halloween
October 31
14:30 2014

MIAMI — Today is Halloween, and two airlines always go all out on this spooky day Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, via the US Airways executive team. And this year, Frontier Airlines joined in the fun. Southwest Airlines even has some employee work areas that celebrate Halloweens of the past.

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

(Credits: Chris Sloan)

This year, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and company dressed up as The Beatles. In years past, Kelly has been everything including: Edna Turnblad from “Hairspray;” Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top; Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss; Frankenstein; Captain Jack Sparrow; and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

CEO Gary Kelly as Paul McCartney, EVP/COO Mike Van de Ven as Ringo, EVP Jeff Lamb as John, EVP/COO Bob Jordan as George and EVP Ron Ricks as Ed Sullivan. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

CEO Gary Kelly as Paul McCartney, EVP/COO Mike Van de Ven as Ringo, EVP Jeff Lamb as John, EVP/COO Bob Jordan as George and EVP Ron Ricks as Ed Sullivan. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and his fellow executives dressed up as the Beatles for halloween. Left to right: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Executive VP and CCO Bob Jordan, Ron Ricks Executive VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Mike Van de Ven Executive VP and COO, Jeff Lamb Executive VP and Chief People & Administrative Officer. Stephen M. Keller. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and his fellow executives dressed up as the Beatles for halloween. Left to right: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Executive VP and CCO Bob Jordan, Ron Ricks Executive VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Mike Van de Ven Executive VP and COO, Jeff Lamb Executive VP and Chief People & Administrative Officer. Stephen M. Keller. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

This year the folks at American Airlines didn’t disappoint. Below are some photos from the day’s festivities.

CEO Doug Parker with some company employees. (Credits: American Airlines)

CEO Doug Parker with some company employees. (Credits: American Airlines)

US Airways executives dressed as boy band One Direction. (Credits: American Airlines)

US Airways executives dressed as boy band One Direction. (Credits: American Airlines)

EVP Steve Johnson and EVP/COO Robert Isom. (Credits: American Airlines)

EVP Steve Johnson and EVP/COO Robert Isom. (Credits: American Airlines)

EVP Elise Eberwein takes a photo of CEO Doug Parker. (Credits: American Airlines)

EVP Elise Eberwein takes a photo of CEO Doug Parker. (Credits: American Airlines)

President Scott Kirby. (Credits: American Airlines)

President Scott Kirby. (Credits: American Airlines)

And on the other side of the country, Frontier Airlines’ executives turned life into art, imitating the carrier’s iconic tail animals.

Frontier Airlines CEO David Siegel as Foxy the Fox, President Barry Biffle as Grizwald the Bear and CFO Jimmy Dempsey as Finn the Shark. (Credits: Frontier Airlines)

Frontier Airlines CEO David Siegel as Foxy the Fox, President Barry Biffle as Grizwald the Bear and CFO Jimmy Dempsey as Finn the Shark. (Credits: Frontier Airlines)

 (Credits: Frontier Airlines)

(Credits: Frontier Airlines)

 (Credits: Frontier Airlines)

(Credits: Frontier Airlines)

And while the executives at United Airlines don’t go all out for Halloween, they did send in an interesting addition to their fleet.

(Credits: United Airlines)

(Credits: United Airlines)

Below are some cool videos from past airline festivities.

Southwest’s Gary Kelly transforms into Frankenstein

US Airways Senior Leadership Team Halloween 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKCtoK3uLEs

 

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