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 Jan 1, 2018, 4:03 pm
  #196  
 
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Praveen Nagarajan welcome to Flyertalk and to the QR forum. You may find the QE dashboard a useful tool.

Ask yourself if EUR 208 for MAA-DOH worth it or EUR 417 for DOH-AMS? I think that they are probably a slight bargain but I am not sure. I would persnally accept the offer.
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Old Jan 1, 2018, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk
Ask yourself if EUR 208 for MAA-DOH worth it or EUR 417 for DOH-AMS? I think that they are probably a slight bargain but I am not sure.
Bargain compared to what? I don't understand.
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Old Jan 2, 2018, 1:01 am
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I did not get an email, but see the offer while doing online check-in.

Are the conditions, especially regarding baggage allowance, the same? This is the set of T&Cs I was pointed to during the process of upgrading: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/offe...fer-terms.html. There seems to be no additional baggage allowance for taking up this upgrade?

Anyway the upgrade prices I was offered are:

QR180 - OSL-DOH - 3 Jan 2018 - 4128NOK
QR944 - DOH-SIN - 4 Jan 2018 - 4110NOK
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Old Jan 2, 2018, 1:36 am
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yuayua welcome to the QR forum.
The T&Cs you quote are specifically for the E-mail offers received prior to airport check-in opening. What they have to do with an OLCI upgrade offer I do not know. Maybe QR are trying to treat two different situations as one ignoring the differences. Airport cash upgrades have not been subject to increasing restrictions as Qmiles and Qcredit airport upgrades recently have been. So maybe this is an attempt to get all types on similar conditions.
E-mail cash upgrade offers have had varying T&Cs depending n geography. This is as stated in your link which states " This offer is only applicable to the flight upgrade specified above, and does not include access to premium lounges or additional baggage allowance." (My bold)
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Old Feb 2, 2018, 9:14 am
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New to FT! Usually lurk but actually have something substantive to offer!

QR10 - LHR-DOH - 543 GBP received 5 days before the flight Booking class W!
QR904 - DOH - MEL - 741 GBP same as above.

I don't think I can convince my fianc to upgrade which is a shame, J would be a great way to see the A380 for the first time! She seems to think telling them we are on our honeymoon would get us an upgrade... I'm pretty sure that only works in 80's movies!
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Old Feb 2, 2018, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ManuG14
I don't think I can convince my fianc to upgrade which is a shame, ....
Well, there's an easy solution to that: If s/he prefers to sit in Y, s/he can!
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Old Feb 5, 2018, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
Well, there's an easy solution to that: If s/he prefers to sit in Y, s/he can!
She has only flown J once with me and that was with BA Club Europe recently. She was not impressed but she has some work trips lined up in J so I hope she will catch a taste for it!
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Old Feb 6, 2018, 4:19 am
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Ba Club Europe and J on Qatar are galaxies apart. IMO the lounge experience at Heathrow, the in flight dining and drinks on either the suites or a380( due to the bar) are phenomenal.

I would say you have zero chance of a honeymoon upgrade as you have no status with qatar etc. They will have platinum and gold passengers travelling in economy who would be upgraded first. Also J on this route tends to be fairly busy.

That said the economy experience on qatar is really good as well.
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Old Feb 6, 2018, 6:02 am
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I would suggest ba club Europe and QR business are chalk and cheese
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Old Feb 6, 2018, 11:05 am
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I know offtopic but i couldnt resist. That is a BA club world vegeterian meal.... A picture is worth a 1000 words
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Old Feb 7, 2018, 2:59 am
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Hi guys - does anyone know is QR is offering discounted paid upgrades from Y to J at check-in in Doha? I have an A380 DOH-LHR flight coming up in a few weeks, and was wondering what my chances were to upgrade at the airport.

Also, how healthy are these J cabin loads on the DOH-LHR route? I haven't seen a lot of people receiving upgrade offers by email for these flights!

Thanks,
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 5:59 am
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Got an economy class BEY-DOH redemption flight (O class, completely booking using miles) for February 15. I just received an upgrade offer from Y to F (it's one of Qatar's Middle East 2-cabin route) for USD 350.

I didn't know QR offered online upgrades to people holding O class redemption tickets!

Edit: by redemption, I mean award.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by LebaneseInQatar
Got an economy class BEY-DOH redemption flight (O class, completely booking using miles) for February 15. I just received an upgrade offer from Y to F (it's one of Qatar's Middle East 2-cabin route) for USD 350.
A little over 4 hours on a 320? For me, it wouldn't be worth the additional spend, especially with no Al Safwa access.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 10:58 pm
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Hi Dr,

axtually the flight is operated on their 777-300 featuring their standard 2-2-2 J cabin configuration, which i personally like. They also just opened up there own brand new QR lounge in Beirut (I took a tour of it without actually using the facilities a few weeks ago... impressive.)

that beinh said, the flight was for my mom, and she decided it wasnt worth the extra cash

side note: I junk the GCC. Blockade has incentivized Qatar to invest in other routes such as BEY. They are now regularly flying their Dreamliner, 777, and A350s on the DOH-BEY route.

cheers,
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 12:30 am
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After lurking around a bit it is time for my first post.

Got the following offer today:

QR167 DOH-ARN Y-J AUD666 (USD519) Booking Class O - Offer received 5 days before 02/16/18 flight

I am flying QR909 SYD-DOH the day before but got no offer for that leg.

Last edited by cyberkallen; Feb 11, 2018 at 12:31 am Reason: Wrong date
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