Simon Calder is Travel Editor at Large for The Independent, writing a weekly column, various articles and features as well as filming a weekly video diary. Every Sunday afternoon, Simon presents the UK's only radio travel phone-in programme called The LBC Travel Show with Simon Calder (97.3 FM). He is a regular guest on national TV, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, ITV News and Sky News. He is often interviewed on BBC Radio, particularly for BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme and BBC Five Live.
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“As you have a 3-hour plus delayed flight in the last 6 years. New EU regs say your entitled to £499.76 in cash. Reply DELAY to get it sent out now.”
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10 June 2014 07:36 PM
A leading British airline has halved the incidence of unruly passengers on flights to Ibiza by working with police and airport staff on a “zero-tolerance” approach to misbehaviour.
10 June 2014 07:32 PM
“In a small metal tube 12,000 metres above the Earth no-one can help you,” said Martina Benkova, a Slovakian flight attendant who is now training crew in dealing with disruptive travellers. She was opening Dispax World, a conference held at Heathrow aimed at reducing the risks from unruly passengers – and crew.
Calls for better assessment of flight crews' mental health in wake of the disappearance of flight MH370
10 June 2014 07:28 PM
Experts also say more attention must be paid to the behaviour of airline employees, airport workers and passengers to improve security
New Network Rail boss Mark Carne hits train delay en route to grilling by politicians over high costs
09 June 2014 07:41 PM
Mr Carne said that last year 1.6 billion people travelled by rail in Britain, double the number that travelled during 1995-6
06 June 2014 10:13 AM
The man who pays his way
05 June 2014 04:07 PM
Watch Simon Calder uncover the fascinating Chinese city-state
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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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