Following in the footsteps of Jordan Axani, the Canadian man who is giving away his ex-girlfriend’s round-the-world plane ticket to anyone sharing her name, Sir Richard Branson has announced he is giving away his ticket on the first Virgin Galactic space flight to anyone called Sir Richard Branson.
His decision to give away the ticket comes days after his relationship with space travel hit a rocky patch for what he calls “self-preservation reasons”.
“I love the thought of being one of the first people to travel on a commercial space flight, but the more I think about it the more I realise I love myself more” the bearded knight explained.
“So I have decided to split up with that dream, but I don’t want to see the ticket go to waste so will give it free of charge to anyone who shares the name Sir Richard Branson.”
In his statement he described the ticket as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” but the small print states that’s because there is no guarantee your life will continue after the first flight.
So far there has been little interest in the free ticket with the only genuine offer coming from Sir Richard Branson’s ego.