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Jordan Axani, 28, was looking for a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to take an airline ticket off his hands.
Axani posted on Reddit that he booked this “fairly wicked” trip in March when he and the original Elizabeth Gallagher were still together.
After they broke up, he didn’t want the tickets to go to waste.
“Anyone familiar with with the archaic system that is modern air travel will know that a name change on a ticket is damn near impossible,” he wrote on the site. “I am not looking for anything in return. I am not looking for companionship, romance, drugs, a trade, or to take selfies with you in front the Christmas Market in Prague.”
Axani has now chosen his travel mate, 23-year-old Elizabeth Quinn Gallagher, a student and part-time office administrator from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, according to Global News.
At first, Gallagher said she thought the idea of a globe-hopping trip with a stranger whose ex’s name is the same as hers was “crazy.” She hit if off with Axani after talking to him on the phone, however, and said now “it’s less creepy and more awesome.”
Gallagher already has a “pretty serious” boyfriend though, she said, and said he wasn’t thrilled by the idea. She added that they were planning on buying a house so she is “really not looking for anything at all” with Axani.
“He understands that I’ve always wanted to travel so while he’s not happy I’m taking off for nearly a month at Christmas with a random guy he’s smiling through it,” she told Global News.
Axani has said the trip will be documented and shared online.
The lucky Elizabeth Gallagher selected has this itinerary with Axani:
Dec. 21: NYC to Milan
Dec. 28: Prague to Paris
Dec. 29: Paris to Bangkok
Jan. 7: Bangkok to New Dehli
Jan. 8: New Dehli to Toronto