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.
07 July 2015 06:02 PM
While life is very tough for the Greeks, for travellers it's another good summer
Are plastic planes the future of flight? Heathrow expansion reopens debate over aviation's effects on the environment
04 July 2015 12:24 AM
Manufacturers are drawing up blueprints to make their aircraft greener
03 July 2015 07:14 AM
This northern French city has a stunning modernist mansion on its outskirts to complement its atmospheric Flemish old town. Simon Calder makes a return trip
03 July 2015 06:16 AM
Simon Calder: The man who pays his way
01 July 2015 06:25 PM
Simon Calder brings the essential questions and answers on the airport expansion plans
Heathrow Airport expansion: Furious row erupts between Boris Johnson and Sir Howard Davies over plans
01 July 2015 12:33 PM
Boris Johnson told the Today programme that legal challenges would prevent the runway ever being built
French air-traffic controllers strike Q&A: Here is what you need to know about the latest industrial action
30 June 2015 11:17 PM
Union angry about everything from retirement age to 'gradual deterioration of conditions of air traffic controllers'
30 June 2015 05:43 PM
There are advantages to being able to enter the country where you are changing planes
Two massacres in three months… so why does the Foreign Office insist Tunisia is no more dangerous than Spain or the Dordogne?
29 June 2015 01:36 PM
Even after two massacres of tourists to Tunisia, the latest Foreign Office advice stops short of putting it on the government’s holiday blacklist
29 June 2015 12:14 AM
Tui is imposing normal cancellation conditions for trips from August onwards
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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