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Alias Air

India Lomas’s stepfather bought a plane ticket for Batman, but he didn’t know it. He just copied the name from his stepdaughter’s boyfriend’s Facebook profile — where Adam Armstrong had borrowed a surname in jest from actor Adam West, who played the Caped Crusader on TV. Irish discount carrier Ryanair wouldn’t let Armstrong correct his name without paying 220 pounds (US$345), so to escape the fee, the student from Manchester, England, did something cheaper: he changed his name to West and got a new passport. With rush service, the passport cost just 103 pounds. (AC/London Guardian) ...Any suggestions for a name change for Ryanair?
Original Publication Date: 28 June 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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