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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 #481 on: October 22, 2014, 01:01:35 PM »
doesnt us airways charge fuel surcharges for ba flights? wiki should be updated if I am correct

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #482 on: October 22, 2014, 02:22:52 PM »
The wiki needs a massive update. When US air was pat of the *A they never charged YQ.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #483 on: November 19, 2014, 05:40:18 PM »
Im looking at DEN-ORD-FRA on United, FRA-ZRH on LH, ZRH-TLV on LX, all in  J.
United is 80k + 60$ tax.
I called singapore KF and the guy I spoke to said its 57k + 326$ tax.
I tought they dont charge YQ on United, is the YQ  FRA-ZRH-TLV really 266$?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #484 on: November 19, 2014, 05:51:36 PM »
Im looking at DEN-ORD-FRA on United, FRA-ZRH on LH, ZRH-TLV on LX, all in  J.
United is 80k + 60$ tax.
I called singapore KF and the guy I spoke to said its 57k + 326$ tax.
I tought they dont charge YQ on United, is the YQ  FRA-ZRH-TLV really 266$?
Tax + YQ, makes sense. Check ITA.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #485 on: December 13, 2014, 01:20:13 PM »
ANA charges YQ on LH flights (FRA-PHL). Correct?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #486 on: December 13, 2014, 07:51:30 PM »
ANA charges YQ on LH flights (FRA-PHL). Correct?
Yes.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #487 on: December 16, 2014, 01:49:56 PM »
Aprox how much are surcharges on LX in J going one way tlv-nyc using lh miles and more?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #488 on: December 16, 2014, 01:51:02 PM »
Aprox how much are surcharges on LX in J going one way tlv-nyc using lh miles and more?
Around $330

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #490 on: December 24, 2014, 08:30:25 AM »
KE YQ/Taxes ICN-JFK (booked either with KE or AF) is about $100, which is quite decent

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #491 on: January 06, 2015, 03:35:28 PM »
How much would surcharges and taxes be to book LOT rt jfk-waw in biz through ANA? Won't show me bc I have no miles in my account.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #492 on: February 14, 2015, 08:15:35 PM »
Anyone know id SQ charges YQ for awards on OS? I assume they do but haven't seen it specified, if someone can save me the hassle of calling them, I'd very much appreciate it! If they do, can you guess what I might be charged for TLV-VIE-JFK in C?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #493 on: February 14, 2015, 08:28:50 PM »
They do. Check ITA.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #494 on: February 17, 2015, 09:51:42 PM »
What can I expect YQ to be on Air Canada YYZ-TLV? and TLV-FRA on LH? Both Y class

And if I book on Aeroplan, there is no YQ for UA over the water, correct?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #495 on: February 17, 2015, 09:54:22 PM »
It's a few hundred dollars (I think $3-400)

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #496 on: March 07, 2015, 11:01:37 PM »
Seems BA lowered YQ on CX. JFK-HKG is only $24 in YQ.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #497 on: March 08, 2015, 04:23:38 AM »
Does Korean charge YQ on Delta?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #498 on: March 08, 2015, 03:21:16 PM »
Does Korean charge YQ on Delta?
im assuming not, Dan doesnt mention anything in his post about it

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #499 on: March 08, 2015, 04:34:31 PM »
im assuming not, Dan doesnt mention anything in his post about it

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