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.
Eurostar chaos Q&A: How long will the disruption continue after fire – and what are passengers' rights?
18 January 2015 08:46 AM
The Eurostar service was blighted by a fire that broke out yesterday
Channel Tunnel fire Q&A: How many people have been affected and what are the options for stranded passengers?
17 January 2015 11:29 PM
Simon Calder answers the essential questions facing those wanting to travel through the Chunnel
16 January 2015 05:42 PM
The battery-powered train is part of National Rail's plan to cut emissions
16 January 2015 10:43 AM
Simon Calder explains turbulence in the eastern Mediterranean
16 January 2015 09:37 AM
The man who pays his way
12 January 2015 06:35 PM
Southern Rail have acknowledged the service's performance was 'particularly disappointing'
12 January 2015 05:43 PM
'In very complex projects sometimes simple things go wrong and these can snowball' says chief executive
12 January 2015 11:42 AM
What will the recovered flight data recorder tell investigators about the crash of flight QX8501?
09 January 2015 07:35 PM
Cyprus government says it will make alternative arrangements for all passengers
09 January 2015 03:59 PM
At least two Air France liners were delayed this morning
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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