Editor’s note: We’ve added a statement from a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson to this story.
Virgin Atlantic has made a small but potentially very frustrating change to their Flying Club search engine.
Previously, when searching for flights to redeem your Virgin Points on — whether operated by Virgin Atlantic or their partner airlines like Delta or Air France — you would be shown availability on the date you had searched for, as well as three days before and after. If none of these dates worked (or there was no availability that week), you could select to view a price calendar to see availability, as well as the cost in miles and fees/taxes for an entire month.
Unfortunately, as first reported by Thrifty Traveler, this price calendar option has now quietly disappeared from the Flying Club search engine.
TPG reached out to Virgin Atlantic, who confirmed that the changes are intentional and not…