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Airline bosses are understandably furious at the retrospective recompense they are now obliged to pay

Simon Calder: Today's ruling has airline bosses fuming

“As you have a 3-hour plus delayed flight in the last 6 years. New EU regs say your entitled to £499.76 in cash. Reply DELAY to get it sent out now.”

Simon Calder: New legal ruling spells trouble for airlines

The man who pays his way

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

The flying game: George Clooney in Up In The Air

The maths of missing your flight

A professor claims to have calculated the perfect check-in time – if you're willing to miss your flight occasionally. Simon Calder has some equations of his own

Simon Calder: Is Heathrow being timid, or just realistic?

Last time Heathrow unveiled a shiny new terminal, triumph turned to disaster within minutes.

A boy rides his bicycle along Third Street of the Alvorada neighbourhood which is decorated for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus, one of the tournament's host cities

World Cup 2014: Last-minute packages, flight and ticket deals for Brazil

England fans wanting to soak up World Cup fever can still get there on a (reasonable) budget

Missing Flight MH370: The mystery deepens with no end in sight

When the boss of a major international airline is obliged to make an official announcement of “business as usual”, it is a sure sign that not all is well.

Private transfer: our railways are 'thriving'

Simon Calder: Changing planes and trains? Not so fast

The man who pays his way

The world according to Simon Calder

For 20 years The Man Who Pays His Way has journeyed to the ends of the Earth for 'The Independent'. Here he looks back at the changes in travel he's witnessed over the past two decades
Tourists photograph soldiers outside the Thai police headquarters in Bangkok

Thailand coup travel Q&A: Is it safe for visitors, and what are travellers’ options?

Thailand's military has taken control of the country. But what does this mean for people holidaying there?

Thirst class: should drink-flying be banned?

Simon Calder: UK aviation's alarming index of inebriation

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Thousands of British summer holiday plans in ruins after villa specialist Air Parade goes bust

Firm, whose main trading arm is Villa Parade, said it had 'ceased trading with immediate effect'

Blue sky thinking: the A380 is economical
Final frontier: border control at Gatwick

Simon Calder: Passport checks border on the ridiculous

The man who pays his way

5 ways to get the most out of the Channel Tunnel

Twenty years ago this week the finishing touches were being made to the undersea link between England and France, in advance of the opening on 6 May 1994

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