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Color codes:
Green (7 programs): Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Lime (2 program): Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Blue (3 programs): Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge when flying on their own metal.

Purple (1 program): Doesn't charge a fuel surcharge for their own or partner flights originating from the US.  Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights originating outside of the US.
Teal (1 program):Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Red (8 programs): Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
Orange (21 programs): Unknown or incomplete info.

Star:
Adria: ???
Air Canada: Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partner airlines.
Note: If you fly on these carriers you will pay a fuel surcharge: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI.
If you fly on these carriers you will not pay a fuel surcharge: Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Singapore, South African, Swiss, TAM, Turkish, United, and USAirways.
Air China: ???
Air New Zealand: ??? (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
ANA: Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Asiana: ??? (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
Austrian: ???
BMI: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
EgyptAir: ???
Miles And More (Adria, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, and Swiss): Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.

Exception: No fuel surcharge for redeeming any Miles and More carrier on miles for flying on Lot Polish.
EuroBonus (Blue1, SAS): Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Shanghai: ???
Singapore: Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: Singapore charges a surcharge for travel on most partners, with the exceptions being United and Virgin Australia.
South African: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
TAM: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Tap Portugal ???
Thai: ???  (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
Turkish: ???  (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
United: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
USAirways: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Note: US does charge an award processing fee of $25-$50, but phone fees are waived for partner award flights

OneWorld:
AA: Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: AA does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partner British Airways, and a small fuel surcharge for flying on Iberia, however they do not charge it for redemption on their own metal or on other partners.
British Airways:Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: BA charges a surcharge for travel on most partners, with the exceptions being Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Alaska, and LAN.  BA does not collect a fuel surcharge on AA flights that are wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
BA also does not collect fuel surcharges for flights within Europe.
You can transfer BA Avios to Iberia to save on fuel surcharges collected on Iberia flights.

Cathay Pacific: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
Finnair: ???
Iberia: ???
JAL:  Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
LAN: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Qantas: Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge.
Royal Jordanian: ???

Skyteam:
Aeroflot: ???
AeroMexico: ???
Alitalia: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
China Southern: ???
Czech: ???
Delta: Doesn't charge a fuel surcharge for their own or partner flights originating from the US.  Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights originating outside of the US.

Note: Delta does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partners Malaysia and Virgin Australia, even on flight originating in the United States.
Flying Blue (AirEuropa, Air France, Kenya, KLM): Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge.
Note: This means no fuel surcharges for Delta flights.
Korean: ???
Tarom: ???
Vietnam: ???

Unaligned:
Alaska: Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.

Note: Alaska does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partner British Airways, however they do not charge it for redemption on their own metal or on other partners like AA, Air France/KLM, Cathay Pacific, Delta, or Qantas.
El Al: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets.
Emirates: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Virgin Atlantic: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2010, 01:50:07 PM »
JFK-GRU $162.20
WAW-TLV $182.29
ATH-TLV $156.99
VIE-TLV $140.99
BCN-TLV $174.69
BRU-TLV $216.89
IST-TLV $113.99

Adria Airways (JP) there is a fuel surcharge. (Actually didn't know that they fly to Israel...although probably wouldn't try it.)
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2010, 02:15:11 PM »
JFK-GRU $162.20
WAW-TLV $182.29
ATH-TLV $156.99
Thanks Aussie, you have ANA miles as well?

CO charges $56 for JFK-GRU, $42 for WAW-TLV and $76 for ATH-TLV, so ANA is adding some surcharge onto those tickets.

The weird thing is I thought that TAM (JJ) wasn't charging a fuel surcharge on their own award tickets.
Apparently there's really no rhyme or reason for ANA's surcharges!
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2010, 02:16:57 PM »
Thanks Aussie, you have ANA miles as well?

CO charges $56 for JFK-GRU, $42 for WAW-TLV and $76 for ATH-TLV, so ANA is adding some surcharge onto those tickets.

The weird thing is I thought that TAM (JJ) wasn't charging a fuel surcharge on their own award tickets.
Apparently there's really no rhyme or reason for ANA's surcharges!
I believe Aussie is using my account  ;D

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2010, 02:26:07 PM »
I believe Aussie is using my account  ;D
That seat in Virgin Upper Class is so tempting...

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2010, 02:34:34 PM »
When you get chance can you try these out? They all should have availability.
JFK-GRU, 09/30-10/04. (JJ)
WAW-TLV, 02/28-03/06. (LO)
ATH-TLV, 03/01-03/04. (A3)
VIE-TLV, 03/01-03/04. (OS)
BCN-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (JK)
BRU-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (SN)
IST-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (TK)

It doesnt seem like you can check airlines like Jet Airways (tried JFK-BRU) or Etuhad (tried JFK-AUH) on the ANA site.
Here are the last 4 options on your list
VIE-TLV, 03/01-03/04. (OS)- USD140.99
BCN-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (JK)- USD174.69
BRU-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (SN)- USD216.89
IST-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (TK)- USD113.99

(I just realized Aussie already updated his post with the full list...)

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2010, 02:38:14 PM »
That seat in Virgin Upper Class is so tempting...
Time to change my password.... 8)

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2010, 02:42:54 PM »
Time to change my password.... 8)
Lol, youre safe until at least after yom kippur ;)

Still have to check for NX,OZ,KF,OU,MH,SQ,TG,CA,NZ,BD,MS,SK,ZH,SA and TP.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2010, 02:48:49 PM »
Air Macau (NX) there is a surcharge. They aren't a *A member.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2010, 02:51:47 PM »
Asiana (OZ) there is a surcharge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2010, 02:54:50 PM »
Blue1 (KF) there is a surcharge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2010, 03:00:17 PM »
Here are the last 4 options on your list
VIE-TLV, 03/01-03/04. (OS)- USD140.99
BCN-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (JK)- USD174.69
BRU-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (SN)- USD216.89
IST-TLV, 03/01-03/06 (TK)- USD113.99

(I just realized Aussie already updated his post with the full list...)
Can't check OS or TK on CO, but BCN is $35 and BRU is $53.
So looks like those all have fuel surcharges.

How about CPH-OSL on 03/16-03/22 on SK?
It's $43 booked via CO and SK doesn't have their own fuel surcharge.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2010, 03:00:47 PM »
Air Macau (NX) there is a surcharge. They aren't a *A member.
Good info!
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2010, 03:08:07 PM »
How about CPH-OSL on 03/16-03/22 on SK?
It's $43 booked via CO and SK doesn't have their own fuel surcharge.
USD99.60
According to the fare breakdown there is;
AIRLINE SURCHARGE (INSURANCE/ FUEL)-USD55.80
(which is the difference in cost between CO and ANA- which shouldnt be there if SK doesnt charge on their own)
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2010, 03:11:42 PM »
Can't check OS or TK on CO, but BCN is $35 and BRU is $53.
So looks like those all have fuel surcharges.

How about CPH-OSL on 03/16-03/22 on SK?
It's $43 booked via CO and SK doesn't have their own fuel surcharge.
$99.60, who makes these things up :o


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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2010, 03:14:57 PM »
The interesting thing is that the 4 airlines we've found so far that don't have the surcharge (CO,UA,US,VS) all come up with "unable to calculate taxes/fees".
All the others come up with the price and there is a fuel surcharge.