What the Qantas Loyalty changes mean

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth. (AAP)

Here's how the changes to Qantas' Loyalty program will affect the points needed and fees paid for a Melbourne to Los Angeles flight.

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

Source AAP

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