I was on another full flight last week, and got into a conversation with a flight attendant who mentioned that loading passengers in and getting them settled was so much work, but that it was unpaid, because FA's are only on the clock once the doors closed! True? Doesn't that speak to the 'lost wages' issue we keep hearing about in other industries? She had raised the issue with management, and in response they told her that if they had to pay all FA's for load-ins and load-outs, it would "cost too much money"! I thought airlines were exceptionally profitable for the moment, but in any case, it shouldn't matter. BTW, management said that to her in an email!