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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 #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.
Thanks!

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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 ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #525 on: May 30, 2017, 06:51:58 PM »
Does anyone know if Aegean charges YQ on award redemptions ?
Yes
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #526 on: May 30, 2017, 07:21:35 PM »
Yes
Do they charge on all airlines? Is the YQ alot ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #527 on: June 04, 2017, 01:59:12 PM »
Do they charge on all airlines? Is the YQ alot ?
Aegean does not charge fuel surcharges to fly on Air Canada or United.

The other airlines they charge standard

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #528 on: June 04, 2017, 05:03:42 PM »
Aegean does not charge fuel surcharges to fly on Air Canada or United.

The other airlines they charge standard
Do they charge on Swiss? Aeroplan doesn't.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #529 on: June 06, 2017, 02:20:28 PM »
Do they charge on Swiss? Aeroplan doesn't.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #531 on: June 07, 2017, 01:13:27 PM »
I might not be posting in the right place but does anyone know the website that can tell me the award possibilities (miles option) of the flight. For instance i want to fly from JFK - Thailand, and I want to play around and see the best way to get there with miles, ect.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #532 on: June 07, 2017, 01:13:59 PM »
I might not be posting in the right place but does anyone know the website that can tell me the award possibilities (miles option) of the flight. For instance i want to fly from JFK - Thailand, and I want to play around and see the best way to get there with miles, ect.
awardhacker.com
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #533 on: July 28, 2017, 10:07:59 AM »
Does OZ charge SQ for J/F on LH metal? Also how long is the transfer time from SPG?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #534 on: July 28, 2017, 06:24:18 PM »
Does OZ charge SQ for J/F on LH metal? Also how long is the transfer time from SPG?
You mean YQ
Yes they do

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #535 on: July 29, 2017, 11:13:23 PM »
You mean YQ
Yes they do

Yes, typo. Is is a lot? Thanks

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #536 on: July 29, 2017, 11:16:28 PM »
Yes, typo. Is is a lot? Thanks
depends on route, as well as how you define 'a lot'
in short, yes

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #537 on: July 30, 2017, 12:48:45 PM »
Does A3 charge YQ on TK?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #538 on: July 30, 2017, 12:58:35 PM »
Does A3 charge YQ on TK?
Aegean does not charge fuel surcharges to fly on Air Canada or United.

The other airlines they charge standard

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #539 on: September 05, 2017, 01:34:52 PM »
Seems like i got bad info. LH charges YQ on UA even though UA does not charge YQ, per se. Except that I learned that UA does charge YQ its, just wrapped into their Base Fare. i.e. Looking at any flights between TLV-EWR this week on united.com and the base fare in J will be ~$5500 plus $42 in taxes. On Matrix it shows base fare of ~$5100 with YQ of $368. So why does United say they dont collect YQ if they do?
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