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What the Qantas Loyalty changes mean

By AAP Newswire

Qantas is overhauling its frequent flyer program by cutting fees and adding one million new rewards seats for a range of high-demand routes. Here's how the $25 million transformation will affect a Melbourne to Los Angeles flight:

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Economy class

* 6,200 fewer reward points required, a 6.8 per cent drop from 90,000 to 83,800

* Carrier fee reduced from $513 to $393

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Premium economy

* 18,600 extra points required, a 12.9 per cent rise from 144,000 to 162,600

* Carrier fee reduced from $793 to $603

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Business class

* 24,800 extra points required, a 12.9 per cent rise from 192,000 to 216,800

* Carrier fee reduced from $943 to $703

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First class

* 37,600 extra points required, a 11.5 per cent rise from 288,000 to 325,600

* Carrier fee reduced from $943 to $703