Simon Calder is Travel Editor at Large for The Independent, writing a weekly column, various articles and features as well as filming a weekly video diary. Every Sunday afternoon, Simon presents the UK's only radio travel phone-in programme called The LBC Travel Show with Simon Calder (97.3 FM). He is a regular guest on national TV, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, ITV News and Sky News. He is often interviewed on BBC Radio, particularly for BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme and BBC Five Live.
Budget 2014: Britain’s tax on airline travellers is set to fall in 2015 - but only for long-haul flights
19 March 2014 05:45 PM
Britain’s tax on airline travellers is set to fall – but not for another year, and only for really long flights. The Chancellor has announced the scrapping of the highest rates of Air Passenger Duty for flights from the UK. But increases already in the pipeline for next month will go ahead, and the majority of airline passengers will see no benefit.
17 March 2014 05:21 PM
10 days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was lost, the range of possibilities to explain its disappearance is still extremely wide. We invited readers to pose questions about the lost Boeing 777- and the wider implications of the biggest mystery in 21st-century aviation.
17 March 2014 12:00 AM
Sir David Higgins says it is vital we learn from past infrastructure mistakes
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Q&A by Simon Calder: How far could it have travelled? Who was responsible and what would their plans be? And how can a plane just vanish?
15 March 2014 02:59 PM
One week on Simon Calder runs through what we do – and what we do not – know about the disappearance of the Boeing 777
15 March 2014 09:33 AM
Flight MH370 was deliberately diverted as part of an audacious plan – and the jet was still flying seven-and-a-half-hours after take-off.
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
The man who pays his way
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
Simon Calder reports on double trouble
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Satellite ‘pings sent five hours after contact was lost' the only clue in hunt for £160m plane
14 March 2014 06:57 PM
Theories to explain the disappearance of a routine flight have multiplied
No repeat of Terminal 5 horror show when new 'Queen's Terminal' opens this June, Heathrow authorities insist
12 March 2014 06:33 PM
Passengers using Heathrow airport have been assured that there will be no repeat of the Terminal 5 debacle when the latest project, the “Queen’s Terminal,” opens in June.
12 March 2014 08:00 AM
What happened to Malaysia Airlines MH370?
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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