After posting a Q2 operating profit of $975 million and a Q3 operating profit of $950 million paced largely by growth in international air revenue, UPS is displacing pilots (moving captains back to copilot and copilots beck to engineer) and talking about layoffs. Sure, it could be posturing for upcoming negotiations with the IPA; but is there another motivation here? Are they trying to cut costs so aggressively to boost the stock value that they are going to damage their ability to respond to international growth? The company just got expanded air rights from Hong Kong to the Phillipines and Cologne-- once Wall Street finds out they are cutting flight crew instead of positioning to exercise these rights, I believe these actions could have the opposite effect on stock values. What are they thinking???