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 Apr 12, 2018, 2:40 am
  #286  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
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Economy to Business
Original flights both award bookings
Offer received 5-6 days before flights

QR835 BKK-DOH USD 614
QR11 DOH-LHR USD 916
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 6:18 am
  #287  
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K
DOH-ADD, y-c, $320
I never succeeded buying this despite trying numerous times. I kept getting an IT error message. So:
  1. I called and was told it could only be done online.
  2. I tried on arriving at the airport. I was given a price of roughly $3500.
  3. I went thru security and went to the upgrade desk in the transit area. The upgrade was for a family member who was still on an incoming flight. I was told she had to be present and that the upgrade could only be done 3 hours in advance. The agent didn't know the price til the 3 hour mark.
  4. She arrived, we went to the transit desk once we were within the 3 hour mark, and paid $370 for the upgrade.
The online upgrade rate for ADD-DOH (return flight) was again $320. This time it went thru.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by rhivolution
MAN-DOH - Y-J - £578
DOH-MCT - Y-F - £221

5 days before flights. Won't be taking them up on it.
On the return I was offered
SLL-DOH Y-J for £207 and nothing for the DOH-MAN leg.

Happily, when I got to the gate at DOH, I'd been upgraded for free. First time ever for an op-up, and first time in business on Qatar. Loved it.
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Old Apr 15, 2018, 5:56 am
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PHL - DOH on 4/21/17, Y-J: USD1,470.

Stuck to my pseudo-J seat by stretching myself across three seats.
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Old May 5, 2018, 6:07 pm
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Ridiculous.

Tried to upgrade from R to F from DOH to BKK 1 day in advance - was offered 1034 euros, decided to wait till 3 hours before flight for “upgrade on departure special offer”. F cabin all 8 seats empty.

Got an “offer” 3 hours before flight - 1240 USD or something. F-cabin having 1 pax during flight.

Thats reallt stupid to my mind - selling real offers for 600 usd or something would probably make F at least half full.
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Old May 6, 2018, 1:06 am
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Anyone ever been upgraded on DOH-HAN or DOH-NRT flights?
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Old May 6, 2018, 3:38 pm
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I have asked for an upgrade for DOH-NRT, the cost was 620USD but the flight was full, so I couldn't get it. This was in Doha at the upgrade station. From NRT to DOH, I got an offer a few days before my departure when I checked my flight online. I waited until check-in but the price didn't change. Interestingly the price for NRT-DOH was 550USD, so I took the offer. The flight was only half full in both business and economy but for such a long flight I felt it is worth. Unfortunately, the miles credited as economy, I wish I got the R class...

I am under the impression that the station in DOH has a fixed price for many routes. A couple before me was quoted 620USD for DOH-ZRH flight and they didn't take it.
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Old May 7, 2018, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by sony2012
I have asked for an upgrade for DOH-NRT, the cost was 620USD but the flight was full, so I couldn't get it. This was in Doha at the upgrade station. From NRT to DOH, I got an offer a few days before my departure when I checked my flight online. I waited until check-in but the price didn't change. Interestingly the price for NRT-DOH was 550USD, so I took the offer. The flight was only half full in both business and economy but for such a long flight I felt it is worth. Unfortunately, the miles credited as economy, I wish I got the R class...

I am under the impression that the station in DOH has a fixed price for many routes. A couple before me was quoted 620USD for DOH-ZRH flight and they didn't take it.
Thank you. agreed, this price is worth of a long flight to NRT or back. Not bothered about miles (I have awash of them) or lounge access (I get one being OW emerald). I just want to arrive rested to Tokyo as it is Saturday night 😎
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Old May 8, 2018, 8:22 am
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When I flew from JFK-DOH in January I was able to upgrade from economy to business QSuite at the airport check-in for $800. Thinking about buying a economy ticket for flight 704 tomorrow JFK-DOH on a 350-900, and trying my luck again as Expedia is showing 6 seats open in business. Anyone had a recent experience of this leg and if so what was your upgrade at check-in price?

To round out my experience I also upgraded DOH-BKK for $500 on a 380 on the next leg. Return legs were also upgraded in February . BKK-DOH 380 for $500 and DOH-JFK 350-900 for $850.
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Old May 9, 2018, 1:10 pm
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Got upgrade offer of 752 eur from coach to J for 2 pax on DOH-DME. Gladly accepted and saved the evening.
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Old May 9, 2018, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by NJSwamplands
When I flew from JFK-DOH in January I was able to upgrade from economy to business QSuite at the airport check-in for $800. Thinking about buying a economy ticket for flight 704 tomorrow JFK-DOH on a 350-900, and trying my luck again as Expedia is showing 6 seats open in business. Anyone had a recent experience of this leg and if so what was your upgrade at check-in price?

To round out my experience I also upgraded DOH-BKK for $500 on a 380 on the next leg. Return legs were also upgraded in February . BKK-DOH 380 for $500 and DOH-JFK 350-900 for $850.
Did you do this? Did it work?
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Old May 9, 2018, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by MattEvan
Did you do this? Did it work?
Ran into scheduling issues that prevented me from going today. Trying to figure out my next available date range I can go. If I go economy I will ask and post here.
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Old May 10, 2018, 2:46 am
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BKK-DOH, Y-J, offer received 5 days before flight.
THB 18774 = USD 585.
Will not be taking this up.
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Old May 18, 2018, 6:51 am
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Is there any chance of receiving an upgrade offer from J to F (BKK-DOH) when the flight loads are very light in each cabin. F is currently empty and J is about 1/3 full 2 weeks before departure. I’d probably take the offer if it was sub 1k just to sample the F product on a nice evening flight.
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Old May 18, 2018, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by AnttiV
Is there any chance of receiving an upgrade offer from J to F (BKK-DOH) when the flight loads are very light in each cabin. F is currently empty and J is about 1/3 full 2 weeks before departure. I’d probably take the offer if it was sub 1k just to sample the F product on a nice evening flight.
If not ask for a csh upgrade during check in in BKK. To be honest F isnt that much better than J . With the exception of Krug and caviar. Yes the seats are bigger but the IFE system is harder to work.
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