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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 #360 on: September 23, 2013, 12:07:35 PM »
No. ANA charges YQ on LX.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #361 on: October 01, 2013, 02:34:37 PM »
Does ANA charge the same/similar YQ as SQ/AC for partner flights (e.g. LH/TG)?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #362 on: October 01, 2013, 02:59:01 PM »
Should be identical
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #363 on: October 21, 2013, 09:48:01 AM »
"Emirates: Never charges a fuel surcharge on
their own or partner award tickets."

Is this still true or they changed it recently?
Can anyone confirm?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #364 on: October 21, 2013, 11:31:36 AM »
Not true (anymore).
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #365 on: October 21, 2013, 02:46:41 PM »
Right.
LAX-DXB in F is 247k + $1.372
JFK-MXP in F is 135k + $1,045

@Dan: please update
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #366 on: October 21, 2013, 07:15:03 PM »
Right.
LAX-DXB in F is 247k + $1.372
JFK-MXP in F is 135k + $1,045

@Dan: please update
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #367 on: December 02, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
PUTPAC and let us know.
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Can I have more info on UK apd? I planned on booking ua/actually tlv-lhr-nyc on ana.  What should I know and how can I avoid it?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #368 on: December 04, 2013, 10:58:55 AM »
Anyone know the taxes+fees for an AA award on CX JFK-YVR round trip? BA is $110. AA.com doesn't show CX awards.

Searched around but couldn't find.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #369 on: December 04, 2013, 11:08:40 AM »
Anyone know the taxes+fees for an AA award on CX JFK-YVR round trip? BA is $110. AA.com doesn't show CX awards.

Searched around but couldn't find.
If I had to guess I'd say $50 RT +/- $10.
Though there's also the phone booking fee unless you get lucky and they agree to waive it.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #370 on: December 04, 2013, 11:23:37 AM »
Thanks, I'll call and update with the info.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #371 on: December 10, 2013, 10:28:10 AM »
Taxes+Fees: $53
Phone reservation (required for CX): $25
Total: $78

Add'l fee for award reservation within 21 days: $75

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #372 on: December 16, 2013, 04:01:47 PM »
No. ANA charges YQ on LX.

DO they charge on AC or Turkish?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #373 on: December 16, 2013, 04:04:02 PM »
DO they charge on AC or Turkish?
Depends on the exact route.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #374 on: December 16, 2013, 04:06:36 PM »
I want to go from IAH to TLV. Preferably on AC through YYZ. I tried and it could not calculate it. What does that mean?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #375 on: December 18, 2013, 03:52:15 AM »
Does avianca charge?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #377 on: January 10, 2014, 01:18:24 AM »
No.
When I was playing around today on Avianca I realized that there is no YQ on LH!!!!!

Is this also a secret?  ;)
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #378 on: January 10, 2014, 01:37:04 AM »
And if were talking about YQ, it seems that GRU - EZE on TK is gone.  :(
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #379 on: January 10, 2014, 09:36:17 AM »
When I was playing around today on Avianca I realized that there is no YQ on LH!!!!!

Is this also a secret?  ;)

 ???

Since when does Avianca charge YQ on any partners?
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