Old Feb 15, 2017, 8:57 am
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This Wiki contains a summary of the latest Special Upgrade Offers received by forum members. As well as posting the details in the thread, please add to it!

Simply add the following information

Flight number - Departure and Destination - Original and Upgraded Class - Price of upgrade - Booking Class - When you received the offer - When your flight was scheduled to depart.

EXAMPLE:

QR149 DOH-MAD Y-J INR35717 (500) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 01/13/17 flight

Don't forget to also share a detailed post with....

The flight number and route you received the offer for:
The full routing for the leg of the flight:
The cabin the offer is for upgrading to:
The cash cost, including currency:
How far in advance you received the offer:


Thank you for your help!
Last updated: 19/04/2017 up to and including post 69.

Addis Ababa
QR1427 DOH-ADD Y-J $320, offer received while in the air from ORD-DOH

Athens
QR212 ATH-DOH Y-J SGD458 (303) Booking Class T - Offer received 14 days before 02/23/17 flight

Atlanta
QR756 ATL-DOH Y-J USD 750 (706) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/05/17 flight

Bahrain
QR1104 DOH-BAH Y-F QAR765 offer received 15 days before flight on March 30th

Bangkok
BKK-DOH Y-J 10500B (275) Link
QR836 DOH-BKK; Y to J; 353 GBP; Booking class Q; 14 days before flight on July 3, 2017
QR831 BKK-DOH; J to F; 47,991 THB; Booking class C; 2-3 days before flight on Sept 5, 2022

Beijing
QR895 PEK-DOH Y-J CNY3380; Booking Class O; 7 days before flight on Jan 13, 2018

Berlin
QR80 BER-DOH Y-J 505; Booking Class T; 7 days before flight Jan 2024

Brussels
QR196 BRU-DOH Y-J 588; Booking Class N; At online check-in, travelled on Dec 27, 2018

Calcutta
QR541 CCU-DOH Y-J USD210 Booking Class N - Offer received 15 days before 04/16/17 flight

Cardiff
QR321 DOH-CWL Y-J - 6829HKD (667) Booking Class N - Offer received when online check-in opened for 04/08/2018 flight.

Chicago
DOHORD Y-J $645 Link
ORD-DOH, Y-J, $1320, offer received 2 days before 4/6/2018 flight
QR725 DOH-ORD Y-J $1285 Booking Class N - Offer was available in MMB 2 days ago August 2020 flight

Colombo
QR664 DOH-CMB Y-J LKR 30686 ($196) Booking Class O - Offer received 16 days before 03/14/17 flight

Delhi
QR578 DOH-DEL Y-J USD190 Booking Class N - Offer received 6 days before 04/05/17 flight

Dubai
DXB-DOH Y-F 397 Link
QR 1019 DXB-DOH Y-F QAR 729 Booking class O - Offer received 15 days before flight, May 5th 2017

DOH-DXB Y-F $487 Link
QR 1022 DOH - DXB, Y-F, QAR 729 (~189), Booking class O, offer received 15 days before May 2nd 2017 flight.

Dublin
QR20 DUB-DOH Y-C (from V fare): 629 Euro - offered at check-in mobile app (28th November 2017)

Edinburgh
DOH-EDI Y-J 350 Link

EDI-DOH Y-J 430 Link

Frankfurt
QR068 FRA-DOH Y-J 480 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 11/25/16 flight

DOH-FRA Y-J $130 Booking Class B Link

Goa
GOI-DOH Y-J $100 Booking Class B Link

Guangzhou
QR874 DOH-CAN Y-J 632; Booking Class N; At online check-in, travelled on Dec 28, 2018

Helsinki
QR308 HEL-DOH Y-J 463 Booking class O - Mobile app at check-in. Feb/2018

Ho Chi Minh City
QR970 DOH-SGN Y-J 380 Booking Class O - Offer received 16 days before 11/26/16 flight

Hong Kong
QR815 HKG-DOH Y-J 380 Booking Class S offered 7 days before flight 07.04.
QR817 HKG-DOH Y-J HKD 4059 Booking Class W - Offer received 14 days before 07/17/17 flight
QR815 HKG-DOH Y-J HKD 5179 Booking Class N - Offer received 5 days before flight 14th July 2018
QR815 HKG-DOG Y-J HKD 5651 (552) Booking Class - Offer received when online check-in opened for 04/08/2018 flight.
QR817 HKG-DOH J-F 11,508 HKD Booking Class R offered 9 days before flight 08/05/2023

Istanbul - IST

QR240 IST-DOH Y-J ₺4319 ($629) Booking Class N - Offer received 7 days before July 2020 flight
QR239 DOH-IST Y-J $630 Booking Class S - Offer was available in MMB 3-4 days ago July 2020 flight

Istanbul - SAW


QR244 SAW-DOH Y-J $530 Booking Class N - Offer was available in MMB 2 days ago August 2020 flight
QR237 DOH-SAW Y-J $530 Booking Class N - Offer was available in MMB 3 days ago November 2020 flight
QR237 DOH-SAW Y-J $520 Booking Class V - Offer was available in MMB 15 days ago January 2021 flight


Kuala Lumpur
QR844 DOH-KUL Y-J USD 440 (414) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/05/17 flight
QR 0852 DOH - KUL 351 O to J - 15 days before

London Heathrow
QR 0002 LHR - DOH 606 O to J - 15 days before
DOHLHR Y-J 1171AZN (545) Link

DOHLHR Y-J 554Link

DOHLHR Y-J 620 Link

QR016 LHR-DOH Y-J GBP618 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 22/03/2017 flight

QR001 DOH-LHR Y-J GBP 724 Booking class Q - Offer received 15 days before flight

London Gatwick
QR330 LGW-DOH Y-J GBP1381 Booking Class O - Offer received 2 days before 01/13/17 flight

Los Angeles

QR740 LAX-DOH Y-J $1420 Booking Class S - Offer was available in MMB 3-4 days ago July 2020 flight

Luxor
LXR-DOH Y-J 1780LE (80) Link

Madrid
QR149 DOH-MAD Y-J INR35717 (500) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 01/13/17 flight

Manila
QR929 MNL-DOH Y-J USD633 Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 08 September 2020 flight

Melbourne
QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J AUD 1171 Booking class Q - Offer received 15 days before flight
QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J AUD 1180 Booking class O - Offer received 15 days before flight (April 2017)
QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J EUR 844 Booking class O - Offer received 7 days before flight (April 2017)

Miami
QR778 MIA-DOH Y-J USD940 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/08/17 flight

Q778 MIA-DOH Y-J LKR 144225 ($922) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/13/17 flight

Mumbai
QR556 DOH-BOM Y-J INR13390 (188) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/01/17 flight

QR557 BOM-DOH Y-J INR16464 (230) Booking Class O - Offer recieved 15 days before 01/13/17 flight

Munich
QR057 DOH-MUC Y-J 436 Booking Class S offered 7 days before flight 07.04.

QR059 DOH-MUC Y-J HKD 4059 Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 07/18/17 flight

Nairobi
NBO-DOH Y-J $265 Link

Oslo
DOH-OSL Y-J 339 Link

Paris
DOH-CDG J-F 1402 Link
CDG-DOH J-F 470 Link

Philadelphia
QR728 PHL-DOH Y-J USD970 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 04/10/17 flight

Phuket
QR842 DOH-HKT Y-J THB9593 (255) Booking Class V - Offer received 7 days before 01/31/17 flight

Rome-Fiumicino
N to J 1639 QAR 2 weeks before flight
QR113 DOH-FCO Y-J CNY3380; Booking Class O - Offer received 7 days before 13 January 2018 flight

Shanghai
QR870 DOH-PVG Y-C ( from V fare) 419 Euro - offered at check-in mobile app (28th November 2017)

Singapore
QR943 SIN-DOH Y-J SGD762 (504) Booking Class T - Offer received 15 days before 02/19/17 flight (received again 10 days before flight)
QR946 DOH-SIN Y-J SGD754 (499) Booking Class T - Offer received 15 days before 02/24/17 flight
QR947- SIN to DOH- Y-R- SGD$697- Booking class O- Offer received 2 weeks before flight on 14 April 2017

Sofia
QR227 DOH-SOF Y-J HKD3296 (USD425) Booking Class N - Offer received 5 days before flight 14th July 2018

Tokyo
NRT-DOH Y-J $567 Link

Washington DC
QR707 DOH-IAD Y-J USD820 Booking Class N - Offer received 15 days before 04/16/17 flight
QR 0713 DOH-IAH $750- Offer received 15 days before
QR 0714 IAH-DOH $1190 - Offer received 15 days before.
IAD-DOH Y-J $1300 Link
QR707 DOH-IAD Y-J ₺5141 ($749) Booking Class N - Offer received 7 days before July 2020 flight
QR708 IAD-DOH Y-J $1405 Booking Class N - Offer was available in MMB 3 days ago November 2020 flight
QR708 IAD-DOH Y-J $1205 Booking Class V - Offer was available in MMB 15 days ago January 2021 flight


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Old Oct 23, 2017, 6:04 am
  #136  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 26
Originally Posted by JasperT
Last year in September I got the upgrade offer for 240-260 euros for the same route, still well worth it on a long flight like that!
Damn, 240 is a super bargain. Like you said i took it anyway for 415
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Old Oct 27, 2017, 2:40 am
  #137  
 
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does a special meal request have any consequence on being targeted for those offers?
I am booked in a O fare for a flight to MIA in 12 days and was hoping to receive an offer. The load seems pretty low...
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Old Oct 27, 2017, 3:29 am
  #138  
 
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Gringuito special meals should have no effect on an e-mail upgrade offer. Even so it would be wise to use MMB to check that the request has transferred.

With regard to loads please be aware that seat occupancy maps only show blocked and actively selected seats. If a passenger selects a specific seat then it will be visible. But if a passenger does not select a seat then the reservation will not be shown on the seat map Thus seat maps nearly always show fewer than the actual number of reservations thus giving the impression of low loads. It is thought that the numbers shown on many websites only show the number of selected seats not the number of passengers!
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Old Oct 27, 2017, 5:42 am
  #139  
 
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Originally Posted by remdk
Gringuito special meals should have no effect on an e-mail upgrade offer. Even so it would be wise to use MMB to check that the request has transferred.

With regard to loads please be aware that seat occupancy maps only show blocked and actively selected seats. If a passenger selects a specific seat then it will be visible. But if a passenger does not select a seat then the reservation will not be shown on the seat map Thus seat maps nearly always show fewer than the actual number of reservations thus giving the impression of low loads. It is thought that the numbers shown on many websites only show the number of selected seats not the number of passengers!
Thanks that's true.
Though they still offer business saver fare for this flight, but maybe this is also not very reliable forecast method... I should have bought both ways business from the beginning . *5 miles and very decent price during travel festival. Lesson learned.
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Old Oct 27, 2017, 5:55 am
  #140  
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Originally Posted by remdk
With regard to loads please be aware that seat occupancy maps only show blocked and actively selected seats. If a passenger selects a specific seat then it will be visible. But if a passenger does not select a seat then the reservation will not be shown on the seat map Thus seat maps nearly always show fewer than the actual number of reservations thus giving the impression of low loads. It is thought that the numbers shown on many websites only show the number of selected seats not the number of passengers!
Yes, seats maps give a limited amount of information. You can usually get a better idea of the load from the availability listings on ExpertFlyer.
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 3:34 am
  #141  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
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QR652 DOH - KTM N-R $270 Booking Class R - Offer received 15 days before 11/16/17 flight.

Being on a 15 hour flight prior to this leg will offer me a shower, food and some sleep at the lounge during my almost 9 hour layover. Followed by a more comfortable flight in business class. So, definitely worth it to me, since I only paid $430 for both legs originally.

Last edited by SKOOBDO; Nov 2, 2017 at 4:02 am Reason: added previous booking class
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 1:50 pm
  #142  
 
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Any idea how much an upgrade costs between Bangkok and Hanoi?
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 5:57 pm
  #143  
 
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Is it correct to assume that only those who booked through QR website/app will receive the upgrade email?
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Old Nov 3, 2017, 4:53 am
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EccTama no one WILL receive an upgrade offer but MAY receive an offer if there are too many empty seats about 14 days before flight. I seem to recall that there are one or two posts in this thread that mention a TA.
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Old Nov 3, 2017, 11:29 am
  #145  
 
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I've received them on TA bookings - although much less frequently than on direct bookings (could just be coincidence though).
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Old Nov 9, 2017, 7:22 am
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QR1345 DOH-NBO Y-J EUR 206 Booking Class Q - Offer received 6 days before
QR1346 NBO-DOH Y-J EUR 186 Booking Class V - Offer received 7 days before
QR0133 DOH-PSA Y-J EUR 356 Booking Class V - Offer received 7 days before

The DOH-NBO leg takes almost the same time (5h50m) of the DOH-PSA as per the longer route to avoid Saudi Arabia and AUE but they provide the amenities of the shorter legs.

The 186 is definitely a Bargain for a 6hrs flight even if the Lounge in Nairobi is definitely not comparable with the Al Mourjan
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Old Nov 10, 2017, 4:13 am
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At OLCI, was offered $405 for DOH-BUD Y->J.

It's an overnight flight but couldn't quite justify it (especially with a 1 hour transit in DOH, so no real time to use lounge). Would rather spend $100 on a hotel in BUD.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 7:08 pm
  #148  
 
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QR001 DOH-LHR Y-J GBP 724 Booking class Q - Offer received 15 days before flight

I actually laughed out loud when I saw the price...
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by purple1addict
QR001 DOH-LHR Y-J GBP 724 Booking class Q - Offer received 15 days before flight

I actually laughed out loud when I saw the price...
Similarly:

QR002 LHR-DOH Y-J GBP 761 Booking class O - Offer received 14 days before flight.

Declined with thanks.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 11:53 am
  #150  
 
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My daughter just got an offer 15 days before first flight. We upgraded her from DOH to NRT because I thought that the price was quite good. Original booking class was Q,new booking class R. Now I just have to call Qatar if they are willing to give her seat next to us because you can't do it online when you upgrade throught their offer.

Economy to Business Class on flight QR 0302 on Monday, November 27, 2017 from Helsinki to Doha at a special price of EUR 362 per person. This exclusive offer is available on a first come first served basis until 19-Nov-2017 14:50 GMT.
Economy to Business Class on flight QR 0806 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from Doha to Tokyo Narita Apt at a special price of EUR 469 per person. This exclusive offer is available on a first come first served basis until 19-Nov-2017 14:50 GMT.

Upgrade to Premium Class and get:

Access to premium cabin
Access to premium lounge
Additional Baggage as per cabin
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