Offbeat | Canadian man offers free trip around the world

123A Toronto man is offering a free round-the-world air ticket to the right woman. But restrictions apply. You must be named Elizabeth Gallagher and have a Canadian passport.
Jordan Axani, 28, said he and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship has ended and he doesn’t want her ticket to go to waste. He told The Associated Press on Saturday that the ticket has a strict no-transfer policy, but since passport information was not required when booking, it can be used by any Canadian woman named Elizabeth Gallagher.
“I just want to see the ticket go to good use and for someone to experience a lot of joy,” said Axani, speaking by telephone from his Toronto home.
Axani posted the ticket offer last Monday on the popular Reddit social media website, and has since received thousands of emails, including about 15 to 30 from actual Elizabeth Gallaghers with Canadian passports.
“More interesting, there are hundreds of Canadians who are interested in changing their name to Elizabeth Gallagher,” Axani said with a chuckle. “It was absolutely out of control, thousands of emails, people around the world sharing their incredible stories of travel.”
He wrote in his Reddit post that he is “not looking for anything in return” and that the woman who uses the extra ticket can choose to either travel with him or take the ticket and head out on her own. AP

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