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.
14 August 2015 06:19 PM
The service will travel between Dubai and Panama - 8,600 miles apart
13 August 2015 06:11 PM
Simon Calder: the man who pays his way
Campaign to end 'sunscreen scam' at airport shops grows as pressure builds on stores to hand tax breaks back to passengers
11 August 2015 06:09 PM
As the busiest holiday weekend ever for Britain’s travel industry approaches, the VAT element that retailers retain will add up to millions of pounds
11 August 2015 03:00 PM
07 August 2015 07:11 PM
The quest for retail earnings is helped by public confusion over airport shopping
07 August 2015 08:59 AM
The man who pays his way
06 August 2015 08:14 PM
For 16 months no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found
06 August 2015 04:23 PM
One of our favourite destinations is reporting a particularly busy summer, but it's easy to get away from the masses
06 August 2015 02:47 PM
French deputy public prosecutor says terrorism is being actively investigated
06 August 2015 07:52 AM
However, how they died and where the victims are now remains a mystery
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