`It's Going To Be Horrible'

Each Monday, rain or shine, the top executives of American Airlines Inc. meet with Chairman Robert L. Crandall for a day-long war council. American prides itself on such careful planning. But these days, even the weekly huddles aren't coming frequently enough for that. "We have a business plan," says Robert W. Baker, American's senior vice-president for operations. "But it's being revised almost before the ink dries."

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