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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.
« Last edited by as2 on January 01, 2019, 06:29:17 PM »

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #500 on: March 09, 2015, 02:42:21 PM »
Does ANA charge YQ on AI?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #501 on: March 09, 2015, 02:53:11 PM »

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #502 on: March 10, 2015, 09:47:51 AM »
Does ANA charge YQ on AI?
if Im not mistaken, the only airline that ANA dosent charge YQ, is UA
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #503 on: March 16, 2015, 09:25:08 PM »
Can someone please explain this to me?





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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #504 on: March 17, 2015, 05:10:15 PM »
Can someone please explain this to me?






Same POS?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #505 on: March 17, 2015, 05:51:38 PM »
Same POS?

Oops, you got me.

ITA was set to BKK.
Old thing that TG has extremely low YQ with Thailand as POS, can be booked legit on Thai's website (or expedia.co.th).
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #506 on: May 31, 2015, 12:55:58 PM »
Does aa charge fuel surcharge on finnair

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #507 on: July 15, 2015, 08:14:45 PM »
The Qantas entry is not quite right - they charge fuel surcharge on LAN-operated flights where there is a Qantas codeshare as the award books onto the "Qantas" flight. These are the transpacific flights between Oceania and SA, eg LA800/801 = QF321/322.

Taxes and fuels surcharges one way will spring you about AU$400.


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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #509 on: October 18, 2015, 06:18:48 AM »
I don't see this mentioned explicitly anywhere here.

Does Lufthansa charge YQ on a UA domestic redemption?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #510 on: October 18, 2015, 06:51:52 AM »
I don't see this mentioned explicitly anywhere here.

Does Lufthansa charge YQ on a UA domestic redemption?
No

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #511 on: October 18, 2015, 09:06:28 AM »
thanks

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #512 on: October 29, 2015, 03:06:17 AM »
Anyone know if ANA charges fuel surcharges on Etihad?  In theory they shouldn't, but I've seen conflicting things on other websites and Etihad isn't searchable on ANA's website.  Thanks!

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #513 on: October 29, 2015, 10:12:39 AM »
Anyone know if ANA charges fuel surcharges on Etihad?  In theory they shouldn't, but I've seen conflicting things on other websites and Etihad isn't searchable on ANA's website.  Thanks!
If EY does then they do, if not not.

Usually Ex - Aussie there is no YQ, but everything else yes.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #514 on: January 26, 2016, 09:31:46 PM »
virgin America no longer charge fuel surcharges on virgin australia flights. lax to syd or bne is 80k rt business 45 one way or 40k rt coach or 25 one way. you can add on a domestic Australian trip for 3k coach 5k business. virgin America flights can be added on when leaving the usa for a flat rate of 3k in coach, however business is a whopping 50k. on the return they cannot be added on only have to be booked separately with normal elevate redemption rates

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #515 on: March 15, 2016, 12:37:12 PM »
How can I calculate cost of YQ on IB metal when booking with AA.
Is that the same as whatever the Matrix shows?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #516 on: April 18, 2016, 11:36:44 AM »
Anyone know offhand how much YQ there is when booking a KLM flight with AZ from North America to Israel?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #517 on: October 20, 2016, 05:06:20 PM »
aeroplan no longer charge fuel surcharges on thai flights ! [a little compensation to that they done by raising change and cancelation fees....]

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #518 on: October 25, 2016, 08:19:45 PM »
aeroplan no longer charge fuel surcharges on thai flights ! [a little compensation to that they done by raising change and cancelation fees....]
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #519 on: November 13, 2016, 12:25:53 PM »
http://imgur.com/a/yYmTq

AZ Illegally labeling YQ as airport fees