Halloween on Southwest Airlines — enough said!


OK, we admit it: We rearranged our schedule to fly Southwest Airlines on Halloween. This holiday is a big deal, and besides, our kids will do anything for trick-or-treat candy at the gate.

We flew from Spookane back home to Gore-lando — sorry, I couldn’t resist — a six hour trip including a stop in Dead-ver (hat tip to Dave for that one).


This isn’t the first time we’ve flown Southwest on dress-up day. We were passengers on a Southwest flight on Halloween in 2003. Aren was just a toddler. The pictures are priceless. I’ll try to dig a few up an publish them.

To give you an idea of how seriously Southwest takes this holiday, check out this video of its CEO, Gary Kelly.

Trick or treat

“Why aren’t any other airlines celebrating Halloween?” our 11-year-old asked.

Did we really have to tell him? Not everyone can have Southwest’s sense of humor.

6 thoughts on “Halloween on Southwest Airlines — enough said!

  1. And this is why I own stock in Southwest Airlines! I plan to book the first flight out of Dallas Love Field to Las Vegas on October 13, 2014 when the Wright Amendment expires. What a party that flight will be!

  2. One of these years, I’m gonna buy a ticket to nowhere on SWA for Halloween and fly in full cosplay get up just to see the reactions.


  3. I dont fly WN because of their sillyness. I can see the next big thing for WN- pilots come out to serve beverages and flight attendants try and fly the planes. I’m sure there is another rap song they are producing now for emergency instructions, in their focus groups.

    There are pleny of festive Halloween activities you can take your kids too, or even yourself for that matter- not the airport. Then again, I fly all year long, and I want it professional at all times.

    Now, on the otherside, Gary Kelly’s video- Brilliant!

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