Being a somewhat frequent traveler, I get to experience first-hand the sad state of airport security as it exists today. As Bruce Schneier points out, it seems the Department of Homeland Security is concerned that allowing broadband on airplanes will allow terrorists to exploit this service to activate bombs. Therefore, that is adequate justification to allow relatively immediate eavesdropping on such connections. Bruce puts it best
Terrorists never use SSH, after all.
Just more legislation to make it ever more difficult for the regular person to make a living with little or no reduction in threat. One has to wonder where this country is headed.