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Simon Calder

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. News Journalist of the Year - National/Broadcast/Business Media in the 2017 Business Travel Journalism Awards. The prize was for an article about “callable flights”, an alternative to overbooking in the wake of the notorious United Airlines incident involving Dr David Dao. The judges described it as “a creative, excellent article”.

British Airways job cuts: what will redundancies mean for passengers?

Expect some Club class bargains until aircraft are reconfigured in alignment with the ‘new normal’ with fewer business passengers

What a new government quarantine policy for arrivals to UK could mean

At present there are no health checks on passengers arriving at British ports and airports

Travellers arriving in UK will be told to self-isolate for two weeks

Authorities to conduct spot checks to ensure travellers are at address they registered