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.
01 August 2015 12:02 AM
The Eden Project in Cornwall was voted the leading UK landmark in a joint project by The Independent and British Airways’ inflight magazine, High Life
01 August 2015 12:01 AM
The Independent 'Traveller' and BA's 'High Life' magazine asked readers to help select 21 icons that define 21-century Britain
31 July 2015 07:42 PM
The man leading the undersea investigation said he was 'increasingly confident' that the wreckage was debris from the missing plane
31 July 2015 10:40 AM
Cheap flights and a series of festivals make the Danish capital a strong summer prospect
31 July 2015 10:08 AM
As with their Old World originals, these are two places that are best combined, says Simon Calder
31 July 2015 10:01 AM
The man who pays his way
30 July 2015 07:41 PM
In particular, inspection of the flight deck could reveal whose control the aircraft fell under after the last contact with the rest of the world
28 July 2015 07:59 PM
With the news that New York’s crummy LaGuardia Airport is to be rebuilt, Simon Calder brings you those other airports that may be worth a wide berth
28 July 2015 07:11 PM
In five years, it may possibly be a pleasure to use - and by then, 'pre-clearance' of US formalities at UK airports could allow it to appear on our departure boards
25 July 2015 09:03 PM
Aviation is full of evolutionary culs-de-sac, but none has been so spectacular
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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