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.
13 September 2014 12:00 AM
13 September 2014 12:00 AM
08 September 2014 04:24 PM
Controversial CEO Michael O'Leary also promises his airline will never charge for the loo
06 September 2014 10:57 AM
An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 passengers flying between the UK and Italy will be affected
06 September 2014 12:00 AM
02 September 2014 07:29 PM
And then there were two. “Boris Island” is dead, despite the best efforts of the Mayor of London to revive the corpse of London’s estuary airport after Sir Howard Davies administered a lethal injection of economic and environmental sense. His Airports Commission will, after the next election, choose between Heathrow and Gatwick as the location for a new runway to be built in the next 15 years.
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01 September 2014 02:16 PM
Airlines serving South Africa call the new rule “a tourism, PR, economic and political disaster”
30 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 05:16 PM
The restless earth is once again toying with travel plans, as Iceland issued two more red alerts warning of an imminent eruption and a Papua New Guinea volcano disrupted southern-hemisphere aviation.
29 August 2014 02:09 AM
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