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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: ???
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 #220 on: October 06, 2011, 04:05:31 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
So there is always YQ if originating from NY, but not if from TLV?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #221 on: October 06, 2011, 04:30:12 PM »
So there is always YQ if originating from NY, but not if from TLV?
So it seems, on DL at least.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #222 on: October 06, 2011, 04:34:39 PM »
So it seems, on DL at least.
That really sucks. Gonna make it a little harder for me to utilize the 50k account I got from the Avis promo
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #223 on: October 10, 2011, 09:57:54 PM »
Tried some sample dates (11/30 & 12/10) ex-JFK and there is no YQ.

Anyone have a clue whats going on?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #224 on: October 24, 2011, 04:00:37 PM »
They pass on whatever charge the airline charges on a paid fare.  On AA this is $0.
so on AA from NYC to EZE with BA miles its should only be a small charge

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #225 on: October 24, 2011, 04:02:55 PM »
so on AA from NYC to EZE with BA miles its should only be a small charge
If you book online.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #226 on: October 24, 2011, 04:58:47 PM »
If you book online.
Sometimes you can get the rate desk to change it.

But online is cheaper to book in any case so its a no brainer.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #227 on: November 03, 2011, 09:18:51 AM »
will there be any changes in BA fee's after they change to Avios

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #228 on: November 03, 2011, 09:22:20 AM »
will there be any changes in BA fee's after they change to Avios

There's no reason to believe they're overhauling it in our favor, if that's what you're asking.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #229 on: November 03, 2011, 09:24:27 AM »
There's no reason to believe they're overhauling it in our favor, if that's what you're asking.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #230 on: November 14, 2011, 01:52:38 AM »
so it would seem that cathy pacific and royal jordanian charge a little YQ on BA bookings
anybody know which one is less

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #231 on: November 29, 2011, 06:35:04 PM »
how do i find DL flights at AF online or by phone i tried online but nothing shows  up

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #232 on: November 29, 2011, 08:43:38 PM »
how do i find DL flights at AF online or by phone i tried online but nothing shows  up
First search on DL.com for low flights and then plug in those dates into AF.com
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #233 on: December 12, 2011, 10:49:35 PM »
Fuel Surcharges: ANA does not charge fuel surcharges for travel on Continental, United, USAirways, and Virgin Atlantic, but they do charge heavy fuel surcharges for travel on other airlines.

did this change or they still don't charge fuel charges on these 4 airlines?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #234 on: December 12, 2011, 11:15:40 PM »
Fuel Surcharges: ANA does not charge fuel surcharges for travel on Continental, United, USAirways, and Virgin Atlantic, but they do charge heavy fuel surcharges for travel on other airlines.

did this change or they still don't charge fuel charges on these 4 airlines?

You should use proper quoting so we know where you're quoting from. I think they now charge fuel surcharges for awards on every airline besides US Air.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #235 on: December 13, 2011, 12:12:36 AM »
They now even charge for US.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2011, 01:40:30 AM »
I believe that Qantas doesn't charge any YQ when flying ElAl.  When I called AA, the mileage required + taxes/fees were exactly the same as on qantas.com

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #237 on: December 18, 2011, 11:14:56 AM »
I believe that Qantas doesn't charge any YQ when flying ElAl.  When I called AA, the mileage required + taxes/fees were exactly the same as on qantas.com
Mileage required was the same on QF and AA?
What route was that?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #238 on: December 19, 2011, 12:20:03 AM »
Mileage required was the same on QF and AA?
What route was that?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #239 on: January 12, 2012, 04:14:42 PM »
Whats the story with Korean YQ?
Still not sure about partners (having difficulty with them) but just booked on Korean and YQ was $360.
Taxes were $84.

Pretty steep but their availability seems great!