TWA employees have been throught the wringer with a series of goofy managers over the years, Carl Icahn being a prime example. I have flown TWA quite a bit over the last few years and the service has been good. At times when I have been able to upgrade to First Class I have found the service exemplary.
On the SFO-STL lunch service, one is still wined and dined like the old days. Compare this to Delta who serves a dried up piece of chicken and potato salad under similar circumstances (SFO - DFW).
Lately, I have heard that TWA management has been greedy, taking large bonuses, etc. Yes, they need to return to profitability, but to say 'TWA sucks'
is an insult to people who work very hard. Most of the people with the airline are
quite senior, they know the ropes and they stick with it because they want to. I'd
much rather be served by folks like this than some bimbos - male or female -
that have just been dragged in.
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!