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.
26 July 2014 12:00 AM
19 July 2014 07:25 PM
Flight MH17 pushed back from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam shortly after noon yesterday, just as the Malaysia Airlines jet had done on Thursday. The Boeing 777 crossed the Netherlands, and entered German airspace over the town of Vreden. But at that point, yesterday’s flight track deviated sharply from the previous day.
19 July 2014 08:18 AM
But applications have to be made before next Thursday
19 July 2014 12:00 AM
18 July 2014 07:24 AM
Confusion had earlier surrounded British Airways once-daily flight to Kiev, which will go ahead as scheduled
17 July 2014 06:21 PM
Today's crash of a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur is likely to be confirmed quickly
15 July 2014 06:06 PM
Patent asserts that design should boost an aircraft’s capacity by one-third
12 July 2014 12:00 AM
11 July 2014 09:20 AM
Four out of the first 10 easyJet and British Airways departures from Gatwick were delayed by up to an hour
Uncharged electronic devices Q&A: How UK airport security changes to smartphones and tablets will affect you
09 July 2014 02:31 PM
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic urge everyone to take precautions against batteries running down
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'