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 Nov 12, 2017, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Rannila
Upgrade to Premium Class and get:

Access to premium cabin
Access to premium lounge
Additional Baggage as per cabin
Interesting in light of a discussion going on in another thread regarding lounge access policies. Is this a direct quote from the communication you received from QR?
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 11:53 pm
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Actually 8 months ago

06/03/17 - KUL-DOH RM1948 (400) Y to J (2 weeks before flight)
24/03/17 - MXP-DOH RM2348 (480) Y to J (1 week before flight)
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 7:36 am
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Interesting in light of a discussion going on in another thread regarding lounge access policies. Is this a direct quote from the communication you received from QR
Yes, it is direct from the mail that she received...

And this is from their Upgrade offer FAQs
23. Can I access the lounge using this upgrade?

Yes. Passengers accepting the upgrade offer will be entitled to lounge access.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
Interesting in light of a discussion going on in another thread regarding lounge access policies. Is this a direct quote from the communication you received from QR?
My offer letter the same too about lounge access. That's the main reason I accepted the offer. A place to shower, sleep and eat on a long layover in lieu of a hotel.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 2:27 pm
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There is a discussion going on on the No more Al Mourjan access for upgrades with Qmiles/QCredits but this should refer specifically to Airport upgrades only. The lounge access rules for upgrades made before the airport check-on opens are unchanged! (At the moment!). There have been no signs that the rules are to be changed, but it could happen.
E-mail upgrades still have lounge access!
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk
There is a discussion going on on the No more Al Mourjan access for upgrades with Qmiles/QCredits but this should refer specifically to Airport upgrades only.
The discussion in that thread includes both in-advance, non-airport upgrades as well as those obtained at the airport. See, for example, post 33 in that thread.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
The discussion in that thread includes both in-advance, non-airport upgrades as well as those obtained at the airport. See, for example, post 33 in that thread.
Dr. HFH if you read post 8 of [URL="https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar-airways-privilege-club/1876141-no-more-al-mourjan-access-upgrades-qmiles-qcredits.html"]https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar-airways-privilege-club/1876141-no-more-al-mourjan-access-upgrades-qmiles-qcredits.html[/URL you will see that the changes only refer to airport upgrades in spite of the misleading thread title.

This is actually supported by the QRPC reply in post 21 of that thread which you quote from in your post 27 of that thread.

With this knowledge available it is obvious that the gate dragon in post 33 of that thread has not been properly informed of changes and thus made an error. The result of mpkz's insistance upon scanning the BP proves this.

This discussion belongs on the other thread but unfortunately also needs to remain on this thread in order to reassure those with e-mail upgrades.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 1:46 am
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Sorry, my wording may have been a bit ambiguous. I was only commenting that the discussion in the other thread seems to encompass upgrades both at the airport and prior to arrival at the airport, not the changes to the actual rules, themselves.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 9:17 am
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From KL

QR853 KL-DOHA Y-J MYR 2401 (€486) Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 27/11/17 flight

QR39 DOHA-CDG Y-J MYR 2401 (€486) Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 27/11/17 flight


Is it worth the offer everyone?

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Old Nov 15, 2017, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by overctravels
QR853 KL-DOHA Y-J MYR 2401 (486) Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 27/11/17 flight

QR39 DOHA-CDG Y-J MYR 2401 (486) Booking Class W - Offer received 15 days before 27/11/17 flight


Is it worth the offer everyone?
Only you can answer the question for you.
For me it doesn't worth it at all. Let's do the math :
You probably already payed about 500 EUR for your return ticket CDG-KUL in W.
If you add to it 4 upgrades at 486 EUR, you'd end with a 2444 EUR return ticket in J. Far more that what you can usually find with QR promotions (and much far more than you can pay if you don't mind flying TUN-KUL in J instead of CDG-KUL in J)
In the end, if you really want the upgrade (if it's your first time in J on QR or really need a flat bed to rest) you'd better go for the QR39 (A380 with a good seat and the onboard lounge) to maximize your J experience rather than on QR853 (A330 with not a large seat) and pay for it at Doha airport upgrade counter only $500 (but without Al Mourjan lounge access).
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Old Nov 15, 2017, 5:36 pm
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Advance upgrade vs upgrade at airport?

Does anybody have an informed view, please, about how the prices offered for advance online upgrades compare with those offered for immediate cash upgrades at the airport?

One might guess (but it is only a guess) that availability of airport upgrades might be worse (QR may have sold out), but that if there are any left, QR might price them more keenly while they still have a chance to fill an empty seat.

Whether it really works like that may be another matter, though.
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Old Nov 15, 2017, 10:23 pm
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Thanks for the feedback Matt

When you mentioned the 500 at Doha airport, what is the currency. 500 usd?

Regards


Originally Posted by Matt4
Only you can answer the question for you.
For me it doesn't worth it at all. Let's do the math :
You probably already payed about 500 EUR for your return ticket CDG-KUL in W.
If you add to it 4 upgrades at 486 EUR, you'd end with a 2444 EUR return ticket in J. Far more that what you can usually find with QR promotions (and much far more than you can pay if you don't mind flying TUN-KUL in J instead of CDG-KUL in J)
In the end, if you really want the upgrade (if it's your first time in J on QR or really need a flat bed to rest) you'd better go for the QR39 (A380 with a good seat and the onboard lounge) to maximize your J experience rather than on QR853 (A330 with not a large seat) and pay for it at Doha airport upgrade counter only $500 (but without Al Mourjan lounge access).
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by overctravels
Thanks for the feedback Matt

When you mentioned the 500 at Doha airport, what is the currency. 500 usd?

Regards
Yes, 500 USD (I put a dollar sign in my previous message)
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Old Nov 18, 2017, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by lx343
Any idea how much an upgrade costs between Bangkok and Hanoi?
I have a seat in Y (booking class N) on QR835 next weekend from HAN to BKK and received no offer to upgrade. There are at least 4 seats available for sale in J (Business promo). Perhaps it's considered just too much hassle to offer an upgrade on the short sector?
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Old Nov 28, 2017, 12:53 pm
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Several leg in J on the A380 (R fare) CAN/CDG, F cabin showing F8 or F7, and not an offer, is possible that they aren't targeting people buying R fares?
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