marnanel had this to contribute (QWP):
Where else in human endeavour is there an activity which people think the best experience is to be found with a person who has never participated in that activity before? Do I really want to get onto my transatlantic flight to be greeted with the words, "Hello, this is Captain Smithers speaking. We will be cruising at ten thousand feet and reaching Paris at midnight local time. Incidentally, this is my first time ever flying an airliner, and I know you're glad I saved myself for this moment and didn't fly any smaller planes... though I must admit, I was caught by my parents in the simulator a couple of times, but after some prayer and fasting that's all behind me."