I noticed when I was drafting a post on Companion Rewards that the YQ that Virgin Atlantic charge on reward tickets is lower than the YQ charged for paid tickets. (at least according to what ITA Matrix spit out) I actually noticed the same thing when researching for another post about Iberia Plus rewards in Business. Does anybody know what is going on? I would love to do a blog post explaining surcharges, but I can't get my head around where the difference comes from. I thought it might be YR (refundable fare surcharge) but VS seems to charge YQ even on their flexible Y fares. Obviously any airline is free to suppress their surcharges on rewards but I would love to figure out their formulae for it.