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
DOH–ORD 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
DOH–LHR Y-J 1171AZN (£545) Link

DOH–LHR Y-J £554Link

DOH–LHR 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 29, 2017, 10:49 am
  #166  
 
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Received offers for upgrade from Y to C when using check-in within the mobile app. Wiki has been updated.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 12:20 am
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Interesting. The DUB upgrade is about € 88/hour, and the PVG upgrade is around € 39/hour.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
Interesting. The DUB upgrade is about € 88/hour, and the PVG upgrade is around € 39/hour.
Yes it is. I wonder if it is possible to upgrade separately.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 1:12 pm
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SLGO normally e-mail offers are for one segment only. The offer for two sectors is unusual but so is the fashion you received it. It is clearly two separate offers so you can choose either offer or both, or none at all! It is the first time I have heard of this type of offer.
It will be interesting to see what conditions are attached to them.
I would err on the side of caution and regard this as an airport (check-in) upgrade with the recently imposed limitations. That way you would not be disappointed if you were denied access to Al Mourjan but will be happy if access is granted.
As more information becomes available better more reliable advice can be given.
Please let the forum know what transpires, even if you do not take either of the offers.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by SLGO
Yes it is. I wonder if it is possible to upgrade separately.
Yes, I could have upgraded separately. The dub to doh sector is on the 787 while doh to PVG is on the oldish 773 business class. That might explain the price difference. But it's just a guess as I don't have proof for that.
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Old Nov 30, 2017, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk
SLGO normally e-mail offers are for one segment only. The offer for two sectors is unusual but so is the fashion you received it. It is clearly two separate offers so you can choose either offer or both, or none at all! It is the first time I have heard of this type of offer.
It will be interesting to see what conditions are attached to them.
I would err on the side of caution and regard this as an airport (check-in) upgrade with the recently imposed limitations. That way you would not be disappointed if you were denied access to Al Mourjan but will be happy if access is granted.
As more information becomes available better more reliable advice can be given.
Please let the forum know what transpires, even if you do not take either of the offers.
Hi rmdk, it was me that received the offer. I didn't take the offer. But I might on the return. But that's 3 months away 😊😉😎
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Old Dec 1, 2017, 3:39 am
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Has the lounge access for online offers been rescinded? Just received an upgrade offer DOH to CMB with the following under important information:
"For flights upgraded online, seat selection is only available during check-in. This offer is only applicable to the flight upgrade specified above, and does not include access to premium lounges or additional baggage allowance. Please refer to our Online Upgrade Terms and Conditions and Frequently asked questions(FAQs) for further details."
And item #23 under FAQ states:
Can I access the lounge using this upgrade?Passengers accepting the upgrade offer will not be entitled to lounge access, unless their originally booked cabin class entitled them for complimentary lounge access; (for example, passengers upgrading from Business Class to First Class will have complimentary access to the Business Class lounge as provided in their original itinerary).However, passengers who wish to purchase lounge access at Hamad International Airport may do so through the 'Manage booking' online feature, or by contacting the nearest Qatar Airways office during airport check-in from the point of departure or their travel agent.

I have followed the thread on qcredits/qmiles, but have not seen the lack of a lounge offer on this thread. In fact all my accepted online offers in the past have included the lounge and also immediate seat selection.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by saveri
Has the lounge access for online offers been rescinded? Just received an upgrade offer DOH to CMB with the following under important information:
"For flights upgraded online, seat selection is only available during check-in. This offer is only applicable to the flight upgrade specified above, and does not include access to premium lounges or additional baggage allowance. Please refer to our Online Upgrade Terms and Conditions and Frequently asked questions(FAQs) for further details."
And item #23 under FAQ states:
Can I access the lounge using this upgrade?Passengers accepting the upgrade offer will not be entitled to lounge access, unless their originally booked cabin class entitled them for complimentary lounge access; (for example, passengers upgrading from Business Class to First Class will have complimentary access to the Business Class lounge as provided in their original itinerary).However, passengers who wish to purchase lounge access at Hamad International Airport may do so through the 'Manage booking' online feature, or by contacting the nearest Qatar Airways office during airport check-in from the point of departure or their travel agent.

I have followed the thread on qcredits/qmiles, but have not seen the lack of a lounge offer on this thread. In fact all my accepted online offers in the past have included the lounge and also immediate seat selection.
I hope that's not the case. I actually enjoyed the 10 hour lounge access/food/drink/shower better than the actual business class seat/service I was upgraded to. Not sure if I would ever upgrade to business for only the seat, unless it was a QSuite.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 2:55 am
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saveri in this time of crisis QR is having to change to meet the new political environment and it must be costing many millions a day. So cost cutting is going to happen. The cost cutting has finally reached the E-mail upgrade offers. This is similar to the restrictions just introduced for Qmiles/Qcredit upgrades at the airport.
There have always been restrictions on the E-mail cash upgrade offers it is just that there are more restrictions now.
I think that we can expect more cost cutting restrictions across the board in the near future.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 3:03 am
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endet my apolagies for crediting you as the source of the e-mail. I was answering SLGO s question and I wanted all the known information in one place. Sorry!
As I mentioned earlier there may be special conditions attached to the offer and indeed saveris post confirms that. However it should not detract from the new method of delivery of these offers.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 3:36 am
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Thanks for the replies on my question. Upgrade without lounge access is really less attractive, especially for J to F.
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 6:50 am
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Hi all,

I just saw an online upgrade offer in Manage my Booking for my flight Saturday QR 654 from DOH to CMB. I am booked into economy (Q) and my offer is £186. I also cannot see anywhere if lounge access is included, but as above, I also see the FAQs and terms and conditions say 'no lounge access is provided.' This is really disappointing as the main reason I would upgrade would be to get the better flight and have lounge access for my 2.5 hour layover.
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by jen_lc
I just saw an online upgrade offer in Manage my Booking for my flight Saturday QR 654 from DOH to CMB. I am booked into economy (Q) and my offer is £186. I also cannot see anywhere if lounge access is included, but as above, I also see the FAQs and terms and conditions say 'no lounge access is provided.' This is really disappointing as the main reason I would upgrade would be to get the better flight and have lounge access for my 2.5 hour layover.
I can't seem to find the details right now; but can't you just buy Al Mourjan access for around that price or even a little less? If that's what's important to you, it might be worth considering.
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
I can't seem to find the details right now; but can't you just buy Al Mourjan access for around that price or even a little less? If that's what's important to you, it might be worth considering.
Her are the admission fee :
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge : 58€
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge : 70€
Al Mourjan Business Lounge : 105€
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 12:54 pm
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Thanks, everyone, for your help! I think it was the package of an upgrade + lounge access that was most enticing so I might pass on this one, which is a shame.
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