Keeping up with Delta SkyMiles can be tougher than keeping up with the Kardashians (though admittedly neither are as enjoyable as keeping up with Honey Boo Boo). While this is hardly breaking news, it is worth noting that Delta recently stopped imposing fuel surcharges on award tickets originating in Europe.
They imposed the fuel surcharges simply because they felt they could, given that most European programs do the same. However, sometime over the past few weeks they eliminated them. As you can see below, the taxes/fees on a roundtrip award ticket from Frankfurt to New York are just $122, compared to $400+ just a few weeks ago.
This is great news, of course, though doesn’t even slightly begin to make up for the fact that virtually no Air France/KLM business class award space is available to SkyMiles members for travel through June 15, 2013.