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"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" Why, he's no witch at all!

lreynolds
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"There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like..." Southwest on Halloween! Yup, Gary Kelly surprised us all when he showed up at our Headquarters in Dallas dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz."

Of course, you can't have Dorothy without the entire posse, so the Executive Office is represented by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West, a flying monkey, and even a Munchkin!

My favorite part had to be Toto in his specialty SWA-approved pet carrier. That's right, pets CAN NOW fly on Southwest, and what better way to get the word out about our new P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Welcome on Southwest) program?

So click your ruby slippers, close your eyes, and follow the yellow brick road. Happy Halloween to all!

The entire cast of "The Wizard of Oz."

Dorothy/Gary smiles for the camera.

Herb, dressed as a biker dude, is frightened by Toto.

28 Comments
Ivey_Long
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Good minds work along the same track...I am going to be Dorothy this evening! I love Southwest Airlines. Please continue to be as great an airline as you are! And I hope the CEO never stops being a kid at heart!
gmvogel
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LUV IT!!
Anonymous4359
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Gary you are the man! You take the serious stuff seriously and the not so serious stuff...well, seriously. Thanks for being a GREAT role model and leader. I LUV Southwest!
Anonymous2458
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Love It!!!
Gennie
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OMG I love it! We just had our Halloween party last night and it was hugely fun like it looks like ya'll are having! Keep being wonderful Southwest! We LUV you! hehehe
bblackee98
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Toto is a nice touch!
Anonymous142
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God Bless Corporate America with a sense of humor!
Anonymous3077
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Thanks for addressing pet owners that'd like to fly with their pets 🙂
Lisa_Egstad
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LOVE GARY, LOVE SOUTHWEST, LOVE THE FACT THAT SOUTHWEST IS COMING TO NW FLORIDA!
reeniesr
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And the Ruby Slippers were to-die-for! Who knew they came in that size??!!!! =^_^=
tusphotog
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The D CEO cover should have used his a photo of Gary in his Dorothy costume. Now that would sell magazines.
Rosie1
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Thank you for truly taking our Culture to heart and displaying it in true Southwest fashion. You are a Great Leader and you make it easy for us to want to show our Warrior Spirit to protect our Company.
Anonymous1103
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Southwest has the most unique corporate culture. Please keep the Halloween luv alive. Every year I can barely wait to see who Gary will be and this year he did not disappoint. What great costumes!
Rhonda_Cashman
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I am a SWA Flight Attendant and I am the luckiest girl in the world. I have the best job with the best company. Our Culture is Awesome!!!!!!!
Cranky_baby
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He should have gone as a crying baby. Oh wait, that wouldn't have worked. He would have gotten kicked off the flight.
triumphluver
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Luv the pet carrier and the HOT biker dude with the spiked coller...ride on Herb, rubber side down!!
Michael_Ball
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Gary, please click your heels and get me home. A four hour delay is not cool. If construction in Minneapolis is causing 2 to 4 hour delays every day since August, you might want to make some changes. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan; but if someone would have told me before I left San Francisco, I could have made some changes of my own.
carroll3
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Gary what a great way to display our pet carrier. You all look like you had a ball. Thanks for being such a great Dorothy.
Anonymous3149
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Gary, You're the best.
Anonymous3593
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LUUUUV the photo--SWA knows how to have fun!
Anonymous3072
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hilarious!! i love southwest!
srblondie
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Oh Gary, Gary, Gary!!! That is the best!!! I loved you as Gene Simmons, but as Dorothy, YOU ROCK!!! I laughed until cried when I saw that second picture of you! If this gig with SW does not work out for you, I think you just might have a job waiting in the Catskills!
srblondie
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Oh Gary, Gary, Gary! I loved you as Gene Simmons, but as Dorothy, YOU ROCK!! If this gig with SW doesn't work out for you, you will be just perfect when they are casting for the remake of "The Wizard of Oz"! Thanks for the laughs!!
Scott20
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Gary, I will never be able to watch the Wizard of Oz again without picturing you as Dorothy. Curse you for that image burned in my brain!
Anonymous404
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Gary, knowing that someone of your stature enjoys having fun as much as the next person is a true testament to your success. There are a lot of people in the business world that could learn a lot from you and the entire Southwest Airlines organization, THE BEST AIRLINE COMPANY EVER!
Anonymous4343
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Dorothy we need you in Puerto Rico... Although not Kansas, we are also part of the US!
gizmo
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Gary , Thank you for keeping the SWA spirit alive. you look great as Dorotthy . I love that movie. very much.
Timi
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I LUV my company! Gary you look great, and I'm sure the flying Monkeys will turn tail and run!