Man Offers Free Tickets for a Round-the-World Trip to Any Woman With the Same Name as His Ex
At first, this might sound a little creepy, but Jordan Axani has a really good reason for seeking out any woman by the name “Elizabeth Gallagher.” After being dumped, Axani thought that it would be a shame to let the tickets they had bought go to waste. So he took to Reddit in hopes of finding a traveling companion with the only condition being that the woman had to have the same name as his ex-girlfriend.
From The Guardian:
A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms Right.
Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily-discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship ended and he didn’t want her ticket to go to waste. The ticket had a strict no-transfer policy, but since passport information was not required when booking, it can be used by any Canadian named Elizabeth Gallagher.
Axani posted his offer last month on the popular Reddit social media website, and received thousands of emails, including 18 from actual Elizabeth Gallaghers with Canadian passports.
He’s now chosen his travel mate, Elizabeth Quinn Gallagher, a 23-year-old student and part-time office administrator from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.
“It’s strictly a platonic trip. It’s going to be great,” Axani said.
At first the new Elizabeth Gallagher thought a trip with a stranger whose ex-girlfriend’s name is the same as hers was crazy but she hit it off with Axani after talking on the phone with him for hours.
I’m not entirely sure that I would trust someone who is offering free tickets in exchange for company on Reddit. I think I’ve seen too many 20/20 episodes about this type of thing. However, I’m glad they’re going to have fun, if this is a legitimate plan.