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 Feb 13, 2018, 6:07 am
  #211  
 
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There it is.

Offer at checkin:
QR909 SYD-DOH Y-J AUD1281 (USD1006, €815) Booking Class O - Offer received 2 days before 02/15/18 flight
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Old Feb 13, 2018, 8:07 am
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Just wanted to confirm something: I recall that there were flat rates for 'Upgrades with Cash' at the airport for flights out of Doha for certain sectors on the day of the flight. In transit, one could do this from the designated counters in the transit hall, where you could pay and upgrade, subject to availability. I was remembering that I was once told the flat rate was $500 to SE Asia from Doha and $800 to North America. Does this ring true? Anyone with recent experience of doing this in transit for a DOH-USA flight for $800 or does it vary? Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 13, 2018, 10:59 am
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In December, upgrades to the US were available at the airport for USD850. The desk is under the overhang to the right if youre facing the teddy bear.

They open up sales of upgrades exactly 3 hours before flight time. The day I bought mine there were 2 upgrades up for grabs and one man got there before me. If you are there before the 3-hour mark, its worth making yourself known at the desk in case others are also wanting to upgrade on your flight, but they cant exactly hold it for you if youre not there when they open the flight.
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Old Feb 13, 2018, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by RSDoha
In December, upgrades to the US were available at the airport for USD850. The desk is under the overhang to the right if youre facing the teddy bear.
Interesting. So in a rational world, if they're selling last minute upgrades, one might guess that there would be some mileage award/redemption J seats available before day of departure.
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Old Feb 13, 2018, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
Interesting. So in a rational world, if they're selling last minute upgrades, one might guess that there would be some mileage award/redemption J seats available before day of departure.
In a rational world maybe! but this is Qatar world we're talking about !!
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Old Feb 13, 2018, 8:56 pm
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Thanks for the information and the tip RSDoha ! Very helpful. It might have been $850 the last time I checked in September as well.

In terms of availability of J seats, I think Qatar makes it known (at least when I call the PC priority line) that they will hold seats for as long as possible for revenue, especially on popular routes, hence making the online or phone upgrade (or award redemption for that matter) impossible to get. Interesting that they open up the cash upgrades just three hours before the flight, as they don't have this 3 hour limitation for airport Qmiles/ Qcredit upgrades. I have done upgrades to J with miles or credits multiple times at the very beginning of an 8 hour layover. Wouldn't it make sense for them to open up cash upgrades on the day of the flight since this would be real money in their hands? Its almost like Qatar is giving first dibs to those with Qmiles or Qcredits! I'm not sure if it is still rational from Qatar's standpoint...

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Old Feb 17, 2018, 4:31 pm
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Any upgrades J F. Syd to doh that anyone has received iffers fir?
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Old Feb 18, 2018, 10:55 pm
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19th Feb, MEL-DOH, J->F, 854 at online check in as part of LHR-MEL RT. I declined..
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Old Feb 18, 2018, 11:01 pm
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Hi Everyone, my first post here.

Took the SIN > DOH on 17/02/2018 QR947, received check in upgrade for SGD 849 and DOH > JFK on 18/02/2018 QR703, didn't receive any upgrade offer but I went to the upgrade counter on the transfer hall and was quoted USD 1,020. I saw some earlier post quoting USD 850 within the past few months hence seeking opinion from fellow bros and sis if there was any recent price changes to this leg.

Both legs are booked on O class fare.

I haven't received any email on upgrade for my return journey yet, will keep you guys updated again.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 3:36 pm
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flying CDG to SYD in J this Saturday and just been offered upgrade at check in J->F for EUR 917 one way - in two minds at present .. may sleep on it!
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 6:37 pm
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The flight number and route you received the offer for: QR 823 CNX-DOH
The full routing for the leg of the flight: CNX-CPH
The cabin the offer is for upgrading to: Eco(V)> J
The cash cost, including currency: 3121 DDK (420€) Flighttime 7h 45 Min
How far in advance you received the offer: 5 Days

Second leg, DOH-CPH, already upgraded with 30K Miles.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by newbyuk
flying CDG to SYD in J this Saturday and just been offered upgrade at check in J->F for EUR 917 one way - in two minds at present .. may sleep on it!
Is this price for cdg-doh or both sectors all the way to syd ?
How will you sleep on it if offered at check in lol ? Or do you mean online check in as opposed to airport check in ?

These sort of cash upgrades are usually offered on a per sector basis only ?

If say the upgrade was for cdg-doh only would you still get al-safwa access based on inbound flight to doh being >5 hours and in F even though onward journey to syd is J ?

Thanks
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by Nizar
If say the upgrade was for cdg-doh only would you still get al-safwa access based on inbound flight to doh being >5 hours and in F even though onward journey to syd is J ?Thanks
The bottom line is that your lounge access is based on your original, not upgraded ticket. That said, there are some indications that the policy is a bit of a moving target, so no harm in trying.
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 8:04 am
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Hi everyone

Another data point for you - for past two weeks I had called each day to request an upgrade using Qmiles on QR703 from DOH-->JFK. Each day got the "we're sorry it's not available" reply. Got to DOH and went to the Cash Upgrade desk 3 hours and 10 mins before my flight and the very nice staff there shared there were 6 seats for cash upgrade for $1020 each. She said in past few weeks - all available upgrade seats sold out in first 60-90 mins of availability. I grabbed one - and was very grateful for 14 hours in the front as the back was completely full.
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 10:02 pm
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Ah sorry my bad just met I checked in 48hrs ahead of departure and it came up with the offer - interestingly I fly this afternoon and the offer is still showing in my app as available
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