This is the second year in a row that Virgin Australia Velocity has won a Freddie for Program of the Year, and the program upped its value ranking from 8.76 last year to an admirable 9.04 this year. The program is known for its ease of award redemption, which goes straight to the heart of a frequent traveler. Velocity offers last seat availability for additional points and members can pay with a combination of points and cash for flight awards. Members can even get a flight on non-partner airlines with their Velocity points.
Thomas Alberts once again accepts the award on behalf of Virgin Australia and will be taking home the program’s fifth Freddie Award of the evening. (Don’t worry, Thomas, we can mail the awards to Australia – you’re into extra bag fees territory now.)