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.
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.
South Africa's new travel rules: From October, families with under-18s will need to show their birth certificates
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
Students were due to fly to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity
24 August 2014 09:03 AM
Rumblings under the Bárðarbunga volcano could be signs that an eruption is imminent — but what does it mean for flights and insurance if it disrupts air travel?
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
The man who pays his way
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
Switzerland’s graceful capital comes back to life in late summer, and promises a fascinating weekend in fine surroundings
19 August 2014 03:28 PM
Barely had the rail fare increase for England and Wales next year been revealed, than a pro-public transport pressure group rushed out a news release condemning the rises.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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