I also agree that Icahn should never have been allowed to touch TWA. At the same time, neither should've Lorenzo. TWA chose the lesser of two evils, Icahn, but they should've at least had a "fair" owner. Unfortunately TWA never was able to get the experienced executives AA
have had. Which brings up one more bad aviation decision on TWA's part for me. TWA in 1972 had Robert Crandall (yes, him
, the man who transformed AA
into one of the world's largest megacarriers. They never realized his potential...that would come back to haunt them when they sold their LHR
routes to AA
, of whom he was in charge of then.