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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 #90 on: September 07, 2010, 04:40:59 PM »
When searching Etihad, it doesn't have Fuel Surcharge as part of the price breakdown but it has a ~$200 fee under "Other".
Except AUH-ORD where it couldnt calculate.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2010, 04:44:12 PM »
When searching Emirates, it doesn't have Fuel Surcharge as part of the price breakdown but it has a ~$200 fee under "Other".
Except AUH-ORD where it couldnt calculate.
Do you mean Etihad?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #92 on: September 07, 2010, 04:49:58 PM »
Do you mean Etihad?
Ye, my bad.

With Jet Airways, all the flights come up on ANA but they are all "non-applicable".

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #93 on: September 07, 2010, 04:51:39 PM »
Just UA.

Nicely done Aussie, ready to do all that for Qantas now  ;)
Ill try and get it done before the new year...

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #94 on: September 07, 2010, 04:53:51 PM »
Ye, my bad.

With Jet Airways, all the flights come up on ANA but they are all "non-applicable".
Yea, I remember now that happened to me when trying to book my brother NY-BRU on Jet Airways. Searching on FT didnt yield any info on this.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #95 on: September 07, 2010, 04:57:22 PM »
Yea, I remember now that happened to me when trying to book my brother NY-BRU on Jet Airways. Searching on FT didnt yield any info on this.
I guess you just have to call...

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #96 on: September 07, 2010, 05:35:21 PM »

I guess you just have to call...
The big question is how to search availability for Jet Air online.
Any one knows of any way?
I once tried their website but I got lost in the maze....

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2010, 12:39:12 AM »
VAustralia has a YQ of $80.00 each way on RT award ticket from LAX-SYD
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #98 on: September 13, 2010, 06:39:21 AM »
Ill try and get it done before the new year...
Im a bit late but its not as simple as I thought it would be. Officially all the airlines listed here are supposed to be able to be booked online.
So far Ive only been able to pull up routes on AA, AY (Finnair), BA, CX (Cathay Pacific), EI (Aer Lingus) and IB (Iberia). Most of the others just say "couln't find requested itinerary".
The other annoying thing is unlike ANA you can't only search within one airline and therefore it spits out flights that Im not looking for e.g. I want to find a SA flight, JNB-ZRH gives me the IB flights and to the other locations SA fly it wont show anything.
Thirdly, I dont have another OW carrier to compare the rates and Qantas.com doesnt breakdown the charges. I think that I can safely assume that $200+ charges means that there is a fuel surcharge, right?

So, as already noted for AA there is no surcharge. AY, BA, CX and IB all do have a surcharge.
EI came up with a 57.20 charge for DUB (Dublin)-ORD. Can we safely presume that is no surcharge?


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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #99 on: September 13, 2010, 06:46:21 AM »
FJ (Air Pacific) does have a fuel charge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #100 on: September 13, 2010, 06:55:04 AM »
LA (Lan) gives me €102.87 for FRA-SCL (Santiago). Id say no surcharge. Care to differ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2010, 06:59:53 AM »
PX (Air Niugini) has a surcharge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2010, 07:06:05 AM »
NF (Air Vanuatu) does have a surcharge.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #103 on: September 13, 2010, 07:10:45 AM »
MA (Malev) flying BUD-TLV is 99.30. Not sure on this one, likes pretty high.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #104 on: September 13, 2010, 07:13:43 AM »
Of the ones search-able online, the only one I couldnt do is SA. If someone can find a city pair that gives a SA flight Ill check it.
The other couple of airlines are local aussie ones, dont think they make a difference, doubt anyone will fly them.