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.
29 January 2015 07:19 PM
Simon Calder answers the key questions
29 January 2015 01:54 PM
With the rules for withdrawing your money set to change this year, Simon Calder suggests some trips worth splashing out on
MH370: Malaysian government declares disappearance of jet an 'accident' and says everyone on board is 'dead'
29 January 2015 10:45 AM
Civil aviation chief breaks news with 'the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow'
28 January 2015 07:14 PM
Economy-class passengers will earn fewer points under radical changes
27 January 2015 04:45 PM
Rail travel through the Scottish Highlands is the best-loved in Britain
27 January 2015 03:07 PM
Dubai handled 70.5m international travellers to Heathrow's 68.1m in 2014
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
26 January 2015 09:49 PM
The election in Greece has triggered more political and economic instability in the euro zone, and great uncertainty about the year ahead. Around two million British holidaymakers visit the country annually. Should they reconsider? Simon Calder answers travellers’ concerns.
Weather NYC: Thousands of transatlantic travellers face serious disruption caused by New York winter storm 'Juno'
26 January 2015 07:42 AM
A dozen outbound flights from Heathrow to New York, Philadelphia and Boston have already been cancelled
23 January 2015 06:09 PM
A record 144.7m passengers flew through London’s five commercial airports last year
23 January 2015 10:41 AM
Double-check your departure before flying, says Simon Calder
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: Clegg warns of second election before Christmas without Lib Dems
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- 2 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
- 5 Met Gala 2015: Beyoncé manages to out-skimp Rihanna, Miley and Kim Kardashian combined with near-naked ensemble