When I was young, I joined the military. I never traveled outside the city before, my military advisor
at my unit told me I could call the airline and request special assistance for first time flyers. The airline reps met me at the check in, gates, etc. when I had to switch planes, they met me at my gate with a golf cart thingy to transport me to the correct gates so I would not get lost.
with all the cuts in airline services, add ons of fees, I am not sure if special assistance is still offered,
but you could always ask if they offer assistance/ special assistance to the elderly. It would be a way of making sure your loved one gets to her destination safely.
My grandma would get sick when she had to travel - could have been a nervous condition, car sick or vertigo. Then there was the theory she didnt like going outside of her house. We tried to convince Grandma to seek her physcian's advice, but Grandma said it was vertigo/ car sickness.
Perhaps talk with Mom about the trip and how excited yr Mom must feel about the prospect of going home to see her loved ones again - how wonderful it must be for her. See what her reaction is and if she really wants to take the trip... and if she is healthy enough to embark on an adventure such as flying on a airplane by herself. Your concern shows your good heart and love for your mother, and I hope everything works out.
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