This is one of those pieces of information where I don’t actually have a specific scenario where it’s useful, but I’m going to imagine that at some point it will be helpful for someone:
One of the frustrations of Air France’s Flying Blue program is that they charge a fuel surcharge on most of their award tickets, making the awards pretty much useless for many. That’s frustrating, since you can transfer both Membership Rewards and Starwood points into Flying Blue. That said, one bright spot has been how you can use Flying Blue miles to book one-way tickets one Delta with no fuel surcharge.
Well, I discovered this weekend that Flying Blue also does not charge a fuel surcharge on partner Saudi Arabian Airlines (aka, Saudia) when redeeming miles. I realize that the flew people who will be booking on Saudia will likely be using Delta miles. However, if you wanted to book a one-way award ticket, Delta won’t allow that. Flying Blue will, however. So if you needed a one-way business class ticket to Dubai, Saudia may be a good bet (especially, as View from the Wing has outlined, they have a TON of business class award availability, even for multiple seats).
So, if you wanted 4 one-way business class tickets to the Gulf or India, this might be helpful to you.