Spies Rejser was opened in 1956 and would soon become a huge success along with the competitor Tjæreborg. In the beginning they arranged cheap bus/boattrips to Majorca, but later (in the early 1960s) Spies bought the bankrupt Danish charter operator Flying Enterprise and formed his own airline, Conair of Scandinavia.
Simon Spies was known for his provocative views and flamboyant lifestyle. He was famous for employing at his private residence so-called morgenbolledamer, or morning fuck ladies / morning bun ladies, using the pun that "bolle" means both "fuck" and "bun".
When going to the theatre he would usually buy three tickets, leaving one seat for his cane and one for his dog Archibald.
- Mogens Glistrup, friend of Spies and a controversial Danish politician, founder of the Progress Party.
- Jurij Moskvitin, friend of, and author of a biography about Spies.
- Moskvitin, Jurij (2001), Simon Spies. Historien om et venskab, Lindhart og Ringhof, ISBN 87-595-1220-2.
- A movie about his carreer alongside Glistrup was released in 2013 : Spies & Glistrup.
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