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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 #510 on: October 18, 2015, 06:51:52 AM »
I don't see this mentioned explicitly anywhere here.

Does Lufthansa charge YQ on a UA domestic redemption?
No

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #511 on: October 18, 2015, 09:06:28 AM »
thanks

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #512 on: October 29, 2015, 03:06:17 AM »
Anyone know if ANA charges fuel surcharges on Etihad?  In theory they shouldn't, but I've seen conflicting things on other websites and Etihad isn't searchable on ANA's website.  Thanks!

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #513 on: October 29, 2015, 10:12:39 AM »
Anyone know if ANA charges fuel surcharges on Etihad?  In theory they shouldn't, but I've seen conflicting things on other websites and Etihad isn't searchable on ANA's website.  Thanks!
If EY does then they do, if not not.

Usually Ex - Aussie there is no YQ, but everything else yes.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #514 on: January 26, 2016, 09:31:46 PM »
virgin America no longer charge fuel surcharges on virgin australia flights. lax to syd or bne is 80k rt business 45 one way or 40k rt coach or 25 one way. you can add on a domestic Australian trip for 3k coach 5k business. virgin America flights can be added on when leaving the usa for a flat rate of 3k in coach, however business is a whopping 50k. on the return they cannot be added on only have to be booked separately with normal elevate redemption rates

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #515 on: March 15, 2016, 12:37:12 PM »
How can I calculate cost of YQ on IB metal when booking with AA.
Is that the same as whatever the Matrix shows?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #516 on: April 18, 2016, 11:36:44 AM »
Anyone know offhand how much YQ there is when booking a KLM flight with AZ from North America to Israel?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #517 on: October 20, 2016, 05:06:20 PM »
aeroplan no longer charge fuel surcharges on thai flights ! [a little compensation to that they done by raising change and cancelation fees....]

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #518 on: October 25, 2016, 08:19:45 PM »
aeroplan no longer charge fuel surcharges on thai flights ! [a little compensation to that they done by raising change and cancelation fees....]
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #519 on: November 13, 2016, 12:25:53 PM »
http://imgur.com/a/yYmTq

AZ Illegally labeling YQ as airport fees

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #520 on: March 15, 2017, 11:00:08 PM »
Does Singapore charge YQ on a United flight when its connecting in Europe to say Brussels or Swiss?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #521 on: March 16, 2017, 02:36:56 AM »
Looks like this wiki could use some updating, maybe I'll try to work on some of it over the next few days.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #522 on: March 17, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Looks like this wiki could use some updating, maybe I'll try to work on some of it over the next few days.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #523 on: March 17, 2017, 10:43:28 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #524 on: May 30, 2017, 05:58:47 PM »
Does anyone know if Aegean charges YQ on award redemptions ?