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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: ???
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: No longer charges for flights on their own metal but does 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: Charges on all flights including partner flights (confirmation needed about partner flights)
United: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.

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 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, exception being travel on El Al metal where they don't charge fuel surcharges even though El Al does charge.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge. 
Royal Jordanian: ???

Skyteam:
Aeroflot: ???
AeroMexico: Charges a fuel surcharge on some (possibly all) award tickets on their own metal. Unknown if they charge fuel surcharges on partner awards.
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 #160 on: January 18, 2011, 11:21:06 AM »
When redeeming for V Australia, fees are around $280...
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #161 on: January 18, 2011, 11:29:36 AM »
Is the only way to search VAustralia availability by calling up?
Search online at velocityrewards.com.

For business class you're looking for availability at the 97,xxx (don't remember exact amount) level. Find availability both ways and it'll cost 150,000 skymiles.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #162 on: January 18, 2011, 11:40:03 AM »
Search online at velocityrewards.com.

For business class you're looking for availability at the 97,xxx (don't remember exact amount) level. Find availability both ways and it'll cost 150,000 skymiles.

I assume it needs to be available under reward not any seat.  Also, how many Skymiles needed for economy?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #163 on: March 28, 2011, 09:15:20 PM »
Delta does not charge fuel surcharge from TLV - JFK

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #164 on: April 04, 2011, 06:39:57 PM »
If I book LH (JFK-TLV) with UA miles, what are taxes and fees gonna be?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #165 on: April 04, 2011, 07:26:18 PM »
If I book LH (JFK-TLV) with UA miles, what are taxes and fees gonna be?
Should be reasonable.  No fuel surcharge.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #166 on: April 21, 2011, 02:34:49 AM »
@ chaikel: with some *A FF programs based in the USA, LH might still generate above average taxes, however, mixing in different airlines, has reduced drastically the costs.
That's based on my own experience.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #167 on: April 21, 2011, 02:50:31 AM »
@ chaikel: with some *A FF programs based in the USA, LH might still generate above average taxes, however, mixing in different airlines, has reduced drastically the costs.
That's based on my own experience.
It was $37
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #168 on: May 11, 2011, 02:35:39 PM »
does anyone know approx how much the fuel/tax cost would be from lax to yyz on air canada ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #169 on: May 11, 2011, 02:37:33 PM »
does anyone know approx how much the fuel/tax cost would be from lax to yyz on air canada ?
Using AC miles a lot.
Using CO, UA, or US miles, not much.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #170 on: May 11, 2011, 03:25:25 PM »
they dont show me the option of using any other miles besides for AC, is possible i need to call it in ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #171 on: May 11, 2011, 09:41:22 PM »
they dont show me the option of using any other miles besides for AC, is possible i need to call it in ?
Are you saying AC isn't letting you book with other miles?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #172 on: May 11, 2011, 10:09:51 PM »
Are you saying AC isn't letting you book with other miles?
He's saying he's quite confused.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #173 on: May 12, 2011, 09:43:24 AM »
He's saying he's quite confused.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #174 on: May 12, 2011, 01:52:37 PM »
none of the other sites United Us Air or Continental are giving me the air canada option of the none stop flight
only ac aeroplan thats what im saying am i missing something

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #175 on: May 12, 2011, 02:29:14 PM »
none of the other sites United Us Air or Continental are giving me the air canada option of the none stop flight
only ac aeroplan thats what im saying am i missing something
USair does not allow you to book partner flights online. You have to call them, but if CO isn't showing that availability, it's not likely that US will
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #176 on: July 22, 2011, 12:11:06 PM »
Update on Flying Blue: No surcharges for Delta flights from TLV.

Coach:
TLV-JFK one-way, 25K+$58.65
TLV-JFK round-trip, 50K+$77.45
Business:
TLV-JFK one-way, 50K+$58.65
TLV-JFK round-trip, 100K+$77.45
Coach:
JFK-TLV one-way, 25K+$285.80
JFK-TLV round-trip, 50K+$611.45
Business:
JFK-TLV one-way, 50K+$339.
JFK-TLV round-trip, 100K+$719.45
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #177 on: July 22, 2011, 01:07:21 PM »
Is there high YQ  with BA to south America on AA

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #178 on: July 22, 2011, 01:25:12 PM »
Is there high YQ  with BA to south America on AA
No YQ in that case.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #179 on: July 26, 2011, 11:42:37 PM »
What's the cheapest way to use BA miles to get to TLV from the US?