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 May 18, 2018, 12:31 pm
  #301  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Surrey, UK
Programs: BAEC Gold, QRPC Silver
Posts: 518
Originally Posted by celtic_warrior
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.
I personally think it's fabulous service was outstanding my connection to LHR in J felt ordinary
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Old May 18, 2018, 11:10 pm
  #302  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Programs: BA SL, CX GR, IHG Plat Amb
Posts: 615
Somehow my upcoming flight from CAN is F empty (probably completely empty) but still receive no upgrade offer. Would ask at check in to see what they offer.
Update: asked at check in counter and was offer about RMB 8000 one way from J to F.

Last edited by SLGO; May 19, 2018 at 8:47 am
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Old May 24, 2018, 8:31 am
  #303  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Programs: AA EXP (LT Plat 2MM), Marriott Plat, IHG Plat, HHonors Diamond, Hyatt Plat, SPG Plat75, UA1K
Posts: 1,248
Flight: QR726
Date: May 25, 2018
From/To: ORD-DOH
Offer: Y>J $1240 USD
Date Received: No email - saw the offer in MMB on May 24th
Fare class Booked: V
Total Itinerary: ORD-DOH-BKK
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Old May 24, 2018, 8:34 am
  #304  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 567
Originally Posted by ORDPLATAA
Flight: QR726
Date: May 25, 2018
From/To: ORD-DOH
Offer: Y>J $1240 USD
Date Received: No email - saw the offer in MMB on May 24th
Fare class Booked: V
Total Itinerary: ORD-DOH-BKK
How booked is your flight? Seems a bit high if open.

Oh that is a QSuite flight.... Looks like a window on single window aisle 9 according to Expedia. The economy 773 is a horrid experience for trying to sleep on a 13 hour flight unless you can get a poor mans J row.

Last edited by NJSwamplands; May 24, 2018 at 8:44 am Reason: Got off me lazy and checked expedia
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Old May 24, 2018, 8:44 am
  #305  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
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Posts: 1,248
Originally Posted by NJSwamplands
How booked is your flight? Seems a bit high if open.
13 out of 42 appear reserved, 1 is open and the rest are all blocked. Y looks pretty booked with about 50 blocked and no "open" seats. Flight is J9 C9 D0 I0 R0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
S9 N0 Q0 T0 O0 W0 so not sure what the deal is. Seat next to me is currently blocked so all is good (for now). Not going to play the pay to upgrade game - the price is almost 2.5 times as much as I paid for a one way ORD-DOH-BKK!
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Old May 24, 2018, 8:58 am
  #306  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 567
Originally Posted by ORDPLATAA
13 out of 42 appear reserved, 1 is open and the rest are all blocked. Y looks pretty booked with about 50 blocked and no "open" seats. Flight is J9 C9 D0 I0 R0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
S9 N0 Q0 T0 O0 W0 so not sure what the deal is. Seat next to me is currently blocked so all is good (for now). Not going to play the pay to upgrade game - the price is almost 2.5 times as much as I paid for a one way ORD-DOH-BKK!

That is wide open. Do you plan on asking for an "upgrade at departure" to see if the price drops?
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Old May 24, 2018, 12:55 pm
  #307  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Programs: QRPC, SAS Eurobonus
Posts: 40
Caveat; I travel with an infant most of the time, so I never get upgrade offers via email. These are instead my experiences upgrading at the airport:

DOH-CPH: 2 pax + infant from H to J: 600+600+120 USD
DOH-CPH: 2 pax + infant from H to J: 600+600+120 USD
DOH-AMS: 2 pax + infant from H to J: 600+600+120 USD
AMS-DOH: 2 pax + infant from H to J: 525+525+0(?) Euro

Other than that, I have always been able to use Qmiles to upgrade all my flights; usually DOH-CPH or DOH-LHR.

10 J flights this year with QR - only 2 of them have been revenue tickets....
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Old May 25, 2018, 12:40 pm
  #308  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Programs: AA EXP (LT Plat 2MM), Marriott Plat, IHG Plat, HHonors Diamond, Hyatt Plat, SPG Plat75, UA1K
Posts: 1,248
Flight: QR832
Date: May 27, 2018
From/To: DOH-BKK
Offer: Y>J $600 USD
Date Received: No email - saw the offer in MMB on May 25th
Fare class Booked: V
Total Itinerary: ORD-DOH-BKK
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Old May 26, 2018, 1:51 pm
  #309  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: LHR
Programs: QR Platinum, WY Gold, Shangri-la Diamond, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,155
Received an email "offer" today for DOH-LHR, Y-J (booked Q class), GBP 803.

Errr, no thanks.
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Old May 26, 2018, 2:43 pm
  #310  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Surrey, UK
Programs: BAEC Gold, QRPC Silver
Posts: 518
Originally Posted by purple1addict
Received an email "offer" today for DOH-LHR, Y-J (booked Q class), GBP 803.

Errr, no thanks.
Ouch
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Old May 26, 2018, 3:41 pm
  #311  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 567
Originally Posted by purple1addict
Received an email "offer" today for DOH-LHR, Y-J (booked Q class), GBP 803.

Errr, no thanks.
How crowded was J?
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Old May 27, 2018, 9:51 am
  #312  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
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A bit off topic but i have realised that we have 2 policies here. First is the reasonable policy that we see many times at BA, LOT, SAS where the upgrade to from Y to C or Y+ to C is usually 10% or even 20% cheaper compare if you had bought the ticket in C. And then we have Qatar or LH group where the upgrade policy does not make much sense. These 'offers' are at least 20% to 30% more expensive than if you have bought the ticket in C in the first time.
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Old May 28, 2018, 10:03 pm
  #313  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: LHR
Programs: QR Platinum, WY Gold, Shangri-la Diamond, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,155
Originally Posted by NJSwamplands
How crowded was J?
Only 12 (out of 48) seats allocated and EF showing all fare classes across both cabins wide open...
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Old Jun 3, 2018, 3:46 am
  #314  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: London
Programs: BA Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 10
Hi

wondering if anyone has insight on potential availability/flight load and rough cost for upgrade for DOH-DPS on QR960(7th july) and DPS-DOH QR961 (15th July). For some reason can’t find anything on Wiki for Bali

Thanks a lot!
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Old Jun 5, 2018, 11:18 am
  #315  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 567
Anyone have any recent numbers to post? My latest around from JFK-DOH-BKK was cancelled ( not QR but other demands on time cause the cancellation ) and am hoping to reschedule again shortly. Thanks.
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