Awhile back, Kibogora Hospital sent a little girl needing bone transplant surgery to the USA. I walked the little girl and her chaperone (who have never flown before) through how to travel on an airplane. It was a real eye opener, realizing what we take for granted.
On the plane today there was a group of maybe 20 people from Uganda, traveling with a chaperone. I felt bad for the folks traveling for the first time because the chaperone only showed them how to fasten their seatbelt then didn't help beyond that. The worst part was the escalator in the Amsterdam airport. One minute all was fine, but as the level of the steps grew suddenly, there were 5-6 people falling backward, hanging onto the railing for dear life. Thankfully, someone hit the emergency stop, and no one was hurt. But how sad that one of their first experiences was such a scary/negative one.
(Thankfully, the flight was uneventful, and I slept 4-5 hours.)