First flagged over on JonNYC's forum, I experienced it this morning myself. American's systems are mistakenly adding fuel surcharges to award tickets on partner airlines. They are supposed to do this for awards on British Airways, but not awards on other partners. So book a Cathay Pacific award, for instance, and you may see fuel surcharges included at the moment. If the taxes/fees quoted to you seem high, you want the agent to contact the rate desk ("Tariff") to have the fuel surcharges removed.