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 19, 2017, 12:03 pm
  #16  
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Originally Posted by florens
I've got an upcoming CDG-DOH flight (QR40, A388). Does anyone know if it'll be possible to upgrade this leg from J to F and if yes what the cost would be? My J-ticket is in R class though.
Nothing posted in this thread yet, may be worth searching for some older threads to see if this has been reported - I think the upgrade is possible but the information may be a little inaccurate now as it is older.
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Old Feb 19, 2017, 4:09 pm
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Just wondering if I haven't received a offer by t-15 or 14 days does that mean that none is coming?

Looking at ZRH-DOH-SYD here
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Old Feb 20, 2017, 2:04 am
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Originally Posted by birsti
Just wondering if I haven't received a offer by t-15 or 14 days does that mean that none is coming?

Looking at ZRH-DOH-SYD here
Admittedly there is limited information so far, but it would seem the offers are sent somewhere between t15 and t10 as things stand. Have you done the usual checking junk email etc?

Worth exploring one of the other options (calling to get a ticket reprice etc) if you haven't received the email.
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Old Feb 21, 2017, 2:13 am
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I've generally had them anywhere from 7-14 days before my flights.
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Old Feb 26, 2017, 7:18 pm
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Q778 MIA-DOH Y-J LKR 144225 ($922) Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 03/13/17 flight

QR664 DOH-CMB Y-J LKR 30686 ($196) Booking Class O - Offer received 16 days before 03/14/17 flight
(probably 16 days because it's a continuation of the previous)

didnt receive an offer for the outbound sector (CMB-DOH-PHL) on March 2nd, also on O

its funny they say offer is for "eligible
classes" since O is the cheapest revenue class! So only redemption tickets (and perhaps Group fares) are exempted?
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Old Feb 26, 2017, 7:42 pm
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Sifaan welcome to FlyerTalk and especially to the QR forum. You may find the dashboard a useful tool on this forum.

You are correct when you say that G and redemption tickets do not qualify for upgrades but the three lowest ticket classes otherwise (T, O and W) do qualify.

Reading through the Wiki on this thread it is only booking classes T and O that appear on the list. This may be coincidence or it may not! Time will tell.
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Old Feb 27, 2017, 4:24 am
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Anyone have a clue what the Cash Up's are likely to be to SYD/MEL or AKL from LHR or Western Europe starting points? Curious for a booking later in the year
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Old Feb 27, 2017, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by TheClassicPom
Anyone have a clue what the Cash Up's are likely to be to SYD/MEL or AKL from LHR or Western Europe starting points? Curious for a booking later in the year
Hello there TheClassicPom!

This thread is still in its infancy and as you can probably see there isn't masses of information at present. One thing you haven't said is what class you are currently travelling in and seeking to upgrade to - there is no information on F upgrades at the moment if you are already travelling in J.

One thing about your start points - Western Europe has many of them, and there are a couple of examples, e.g. Madrid to Doha which may give you a high level idea of what the price could look like. It's worth remembering these upgrades are not guaranteed and may not stay at the same price by the time your trip comes around.
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Old Feb 27, 2017, 9:46 am
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I've added a few links to the wiki that reference older posts in other threads where SUOs have been mentioned. You can identify them in the wiki by the fact they do not have specific flight numbers, and also have a Link at the end of them to take you to the original post.

All of these posts have been made in the last 12 months, so add value to the thread.
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Old Mar 2, 2017, 4:22 am
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For the Wiki (I do not qualify for editing myself):

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

QR068 FRA-DOH Y-J EUR480 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 11/25/16 flight

QR970 DOH-SGN Y-J EUR380 Booking Class O - Offer received 16 days before 11/26/16 flight

Last edited by toz100; Mar 2, 2017 at 4:29 am
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Old Mar 2, 2017, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by toz100
For the Wiki (I do not qualify for editing myself):

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

QR068 FRA-DOH Y-J EUR480 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 11/25/16 flight

QR970 DOH-SGN Y-J EUR380 Booking Class O - Offer received 16 days before 11/26/16 flight
Thank you for sharing, have updated
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 2:55 am
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Hi,

one for the wiki...apologies I am on a mobile device, so struggle to edit

QR665 CMB-DOH Y-J GBP81 Booking Class H
Offer received T-7 days before 25/03/17 flight

I purchased the ticket less than 24hrs previously and did phone up to try and get to reprice entire inbound leg (CMB - LHR) immediately after booking, but was told no seats available by the agent and to ask at the airport on the day (EF said otherwise, but hey). Will try my chances with a AUP at DOH for the second leg on the day.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 7:23 am
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So here I am sitting in the London Lounge........am booked on the fully booked (J class) QR4 today.

I enquired at check-in about a paid upgrade to F to which the reply was "only BA do that, we are too good for that and it will cost you at least 5k".

Charming!
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 10:01 am
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yesterday flew CAN-DOH, J0, F6, no upgrade offered, upgrade at check in available with Qpoints or paying the fare difference
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Old Mar 19, 2017, 1:04 pm
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I asked about cash upgrade promos at SYD and the check-in agent supervisor (pointed out by clueless check-in agent) just said that they typically take the fare difference i.e. not actually promo.
Hence, am I correct to assume that these promos are not common for these "ultralong" legs?

With multiple pax in PNR, I did not even assume getting any email offers and did not receive anything either ()
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