Check out this travel advisory from aircanada.com:
As a result of the added security precautions, passengers should also expect delayed and cancelled flights as well as missed connections. Air Canada will endeavour to transport passengers to their destination as quickly as possible and rebook passengers who miss their connections at no charge.
New rules imposed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration also limit on-board activities by customers and crew in U.S. airspace that may adversely impact on-board service. Among other things, during the final hour of flight customers must remain seated, will not be allowed to access carry-on baggage, or have personal belongings or other items on their laps.
I’d love to provide some kind of rational commentary, but is there anything that can really be said? So for the last hour of an international flight we can’t have any personal belongings on our lap? Not even magazines and books? And to stay seated for the last hour of the flight? Seriously? Is that going to stop anyone with bad intentions from doing whatever they were going to do?
Next thing you know we’ll have TSA agents on flights….
(Tip of the hat to Christian)