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ANA fuel surcharges are back
Some time ago I booked ANA awards between D.C. and Tokyo through Virgin Atlantic and the carrier-imposed surcharges were $2.00 (YQ). Yesterday I made changes to the reservation that resulted in a recalculating of fees, and now the surcharge is $172 round-trip! The total taxes and fees came to about $250 per person as opposed to approximately $85 beforehand. Not a good change, for sure.
On the plus side, upgrading from coach to business (YQ unaffected, I checked ITA Matrix) on the same date did not incur change fees. You win some, you lose some.