Apparently, her friend who he met on one of his trips messaged him at the end, saying that, “If it doesn’t work out with [name], you and I could be together.” The girl he had flown all the way around the world for couldn’t be bothered to take him to the airport, either.
I believe he also had plans to meet one other girl, so he wasn’t putting all his eggs in one basket.
He starts sending her money so she can obtain her visa, as well as giving her some other money for miscellaneous expenses. She’s heading to the United States, but has to travel for a layover in Istanbul first. She wants to leave the country and come live with him in the US.
However, more money is obviously needed to fix any visa issues. She’s finally on the plane, and bound for American soil.
While my memory is slightly foggy, he was around 55 years old and lived on the east coast of the United States.
He was in town because he’d met a girl on a foreign bride site, and was considering getting her a visa to come live with him.
Despite the obviousness of the situation to an outsider, it happens. This time it was even worse, but it reads almost the same.