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.
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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
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
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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