As former Trump Shuttle president Bruce Nobles told The Daily Beast, "He really didn't understand the business and at times he said things that really weren't helpful" to his new company. "I cringed every time he opened his mouth."
In the same Daily Beast story, Nick Santangelo, who ran maintenance and engineering at the Shuttle, was quoted saying, "... you'd kill to save 1lb (of weight on each plane), and they wanted to add 20 to 30lbs."
The airline also extended its air of luxury outside of the jets themselves, revamping departure lounges and offering private airport concierges for luxury services like upscale restaurant reservations. If it all sounds terribly ostentatious and indulgent, well... it was the '80s. Spoiler alert: the New Coke-addled opulence of the '80s came to a screeching halt as gas prices continued to rise, G.H.W. Bush took office, and the country slid into a recession.