Simon Calder’s career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent’s Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as “the Man Who Pays His Way” because he does not accept free travel facilities. He writes across the Independent titles, as well as for the Evening Standard.
05 May 2015 02:18 PM
Miami's South Beach may have all the glamour, but the rest of Florida's largest city rewards exploration, says Simon Calder
01 May 2015 06:36 PM
Rail delays, massive traffic jams and delayed flights make for a testing bank-holiday
01 May 2015 10:19 AM
These far-flung Portuguese islands have always been pricey to reach, but with low-cost flights now available, Simon Calder tests the waters
01 May 2015 09:43 AM
The man who pays his way
27 April 2015 12:00 AM
Aviation history is littered with failures - not just the fatally flawed Comet 1, the hopelessly timed Bristol Brabazon and the terminally unviable Concorde
26 April 2015 05:55 PM
The aftershocks that are already rumbling through the economy spell more misery for the survivors
24 April 2015 08:39 PM
A French 'boutique airline,' La Compagnie, is making the latest bid to offer business class comfort across the Atlantic at economical prices
24 April 2015 10:09 AM
The man who pays his way
Transport for London czar attacks capital's 's***' National Rail commuter trains with 'Gestapo' staff
23 April 2015 06:14 PM
In an interview for Management Today, Sir Peter Hendy said: 'People hate the suburban rail service, they hate it'
17 April 2015 07:49 PM
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