Good thing for him that his visa was NOT REVOKED, yes, I said not revoked at the specific request of US intelligence agencies.
But, his impossible & amazing good luck is the bringer of all other air travellers bad luck.
I am speaking of the aformentioned airport security.
But that stringent, invasive airport security in not to be applied to everyone.
Citing industry objections, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing to scale back a controversial plan to expand aviation security rules for the first time to thousands of private planes.
TSA officials said this week they expect to issue a revised plan this fall that will significantly reduce from 15,000 the number of U.S.-registered general-aviation aircraft subjected to tougher rules. Also, instead of mandating that all passengers aboard private planes be checked against terrorist watch lists, name checks in many cases could be left to the discretion of pilots, they said.
"It's a victory for the general-aviation lobby"
"There's no good reason to exempt jets that [carry 10 to 12 passengers] from a simple check of passengers' identities."
" the domestic private air-travel industry, a $150 billion-a-year business, has flooded DHS with opposition."
So if you have a private plane, or can afford to travel in a private plane you aren't beholden to the same security as the peons are.
Money talks... is the adage that comes to my mind, and for everyone else there is radiation exposure from naked body scans.