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.
24 June 2015 02:15 AM
There is no expectation that the airline will close down - expect an announcement on the airline's future early in September
23 June 2015 07:03 PM
The station is a key transfer point for travellers from elsewhere in France
23 June 2015 06:53 PM
The cross-Channel train operator cancelled 25 trains on Tuesday afternoon
19 June 2015 11:13 AM
Italy's Capital of Culture in 2015 has 25 centuries of heritage, with new flights from the UK making it even more accessible. Simon Calder is your guide
19 June 2015 10:37 AM
Searching for this historic country takes you through an intriguing slice of Europe. Just make sure you have your passport ready, says Simon Calder
19 June 2015 10:08 AM
The man who pays his way
18 June 2015 12:11 AM
easyJet, IAG, Air France, Lufthansa and Ryanair bosses are angry over issues including strikes and the cost of airport security
I've booked a holiday in Turkey but news about the threat to Britons from Isis there is worrying. Can I cancel it?
17 June 2015 02:15 AM
I would happily take my family to Turkey this summer
16 June 2015 04:29 PM
Advice for those travelling to Greece
14 June 2015 12:10 AM
Rodents could help in the cat-and-mouse tussle with terrorists
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 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?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan