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.
24 July 2015 10:25 AM
The man who pays his way
24 July 2015 09:59 AM
New flights are making Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island easier – and cheaper – to reach, writes Simon Calder
24 July 2015 12:31 AM
More people will fly out of Heathrow airport on 24 July than on any previous day in its history, with 129,648 passengers expected to take off
EasyJet overbooking thousands of peak-season flights – and flouting EU rules on offloaded passengers
23 July 2015 12:34 AM
EasyJet is overselling peak-season flights and telling some holidaymakers who bought tickets they must travel by circuitous routes to reach their destination
17 July 2015 10:23 AM
Simon Calder: The man who pays his way
15 July 2015 02:45 AM
Whatever the cause of the disruption, airline passengers are entitled to an unlimited duty of care
10 July 2015 01:14 PM
British tourists are being airlifted out of Tunisia after it was declare 'too dangerous' - but when will it be safe to go again? Simon Calder explains
10 July 2015 09:30 AM
The man who pays his way
Tunisia attack: Emergency airlift to evacuate all British tourists underway after Foreign Office advice tells all to leave
10 July 2015 07:32 AM
Foreign Office has put Tunisia on the same alert level as Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq
Tunisia attack: 3,000 British tourists airlifted out of country after Foreign Office declares it 'too dangerous'
10 July 2015 12:30 AM
The main tour operators are sending aircraft to the North African nation to bring back the British people who are there on package holidays
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
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 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?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees