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.
05 June 2014 04:07 PM
Watch Simon Calder uncover the fascinating Chinese city-state
Heathrow's Terminal 2 opens: New dawn begins with a cancelled train, but the first departure leaves on time
04 June 2014 09:41 PM
Passengers impressed with airport's 'beautiful' and 'modern' addition to Europe's busiest airport
Exclusive video interview: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is on first flight out of Heathrow Terminal 2
04 June 2014 06:54 AM
Simon Calder meets the internet entrepreneur at the newly-opened facility
02 June 2014 08:07 PM
A professor claims to have calculated the perfect check-in time – if you're willing to miss your flight occasionally. Simon Calder has some equations of his own
30 May 2014 02:00 PM
Last time Heathrow unveiled a shiny new terminal, triumph turned to disaster within minutes.
30 May 2014 11:57 AM
England fans wanting to soak up World Cup fever can still get there on a (reasonable) budget
29 May 2014 06:44 PM
When the boss of a major international airline is obliged to make an official announcement of “business as usual”, it is a sure sign that not all is well.
24 May 2014 12:00 AM
23 May 2014 08:59 AM
Thailand's military has taken control of the country. But what does this mean for people holidaying there?
22 May 2014 05:17 PM
Tourists in Bangkok, and people with imminent travel plans to Thailand, are watching the increasing political turmoil in the country with growing alarm following the army's coup d'etat.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist