“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Why, he’s no witch at all!


"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.


  1. I LUV my company! Gary you look great, and I’m sure the flying Monkeys will turn tail and run!

  2. Gary , Thank you for keeping the SWA spirit alive. you look great as Dorotthy . I love that movie. very much.

  3. Dorothy we need you in Puerto Rico… Although not Kansas, we are also part of the US!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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!

  8. hilarious!! i love southwest!