Exclusive video interview: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is on first flight out of Heathrow Terminal 2
Simon Calder meets the internet entrepreneur at the newly-opened facility
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.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
The first flight from Heathrow’s revived Terminal 2 had a celebrity on board: Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.
But the 47-year-old American had not checked his own website before setting off for the airport – and so did not know his flight, United 123 to Washington DC, was the first departure from the £2.5bn facility. Simon Calder met him at check-in.
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