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 Jun 21, 2018, 1:37 am
  #331  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
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Carl380: if you’re not ticketed on QR, I think it’s unlikely, if not impossible, to get a cash upgrade offer.

whats the prefix to your ticket number? It should tell you if it’s a QR ticket or AA, etc.

in any event - yes, offers get sent out in the mail approximately 2-1 weeks out. You also have the chance to check with the check in counter in PHIL and DOH (as these flights are upgradeable per sector)

One last thing to note is that upgrading will not get you J cabin miles, baggage allowance, or lounge access.

haply travels!
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 3:06 am
  #332  
 
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Originally Posted by LebaneseInQatar
You also have the chance to check with the check in counter in PHIL and DOH (as these flights are upgradeable per sector)
Thanks for clarifying, quick follow-up question from my side. Is there a check-in counter in DOH that you can go to to ask for an upgrade without having to go through security during a layover?
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 3:51 am
  #333  
 
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Yes- theres a new counter in DOH: Beneath the Al Maha and Oryx lounges, to the right of the teddybear.

Good luck!
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 4:16 pm
  #334  
 
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Originally Posted by LebaneseInQatar
whats the prefix to your ticket number? It should tell you if it’s a QR ticket or AA, etc.
Good point ! And thanks for the reply ISSUING AIRLINE : QATAR AIRWAYS
TICKET NUMBER : ETKT 157 xxxxxxxxFingers crossed!
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Carl380


Good point ! And thanks for the reply ISSUING AIRLINE : QATAR AIRWAYS
TICKET NUMBER : ETKT 157 xxxxxxxxFingers crossed!
Upgrade is applicable only on flights marketed and operated by Qatar Airways and should be issued on Qatar Airways document (ticket numbers starting with 157).
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 7:07 pm
  #336  
 
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Got an offer in the app Per-Doh from J to F for AUD 1,762... J is fully packed and F is empty. Sounds like a rip off fare as I’m booked in Flexi class C

To Have my entire Per-doh-lhr-doh-per flight in F was only 2.5k more



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Old Jun 21, 2018, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by vitagen
Got an offer in the app Per-Doh from J to F for AUD 1,762... J is fully packed and F is empty. Sounds like a rip off fare as I’m booked in Flexi class C

To Have my entire Per-doh-lhr-doh-per flight in F was only 2.5k more



Sounds like a rip off, we are family of 4 (3 adults + 1 child fares), from PER-DOH-HEL on economy "N", but return from LHR-DOH-PER on business "I" in December.
I was quoted from the travel agent $7k aud to have entire PER-DOH-HEL flights upgrade to business.
I am holding on to see any better value from Qatar upgrade offer.
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Old Jun 22, 2018, 1:48 am
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WCE: don’t hold your breath for an upgrade offer. It is my experience that QR never offers upgrades to families traveling with kids. I have consistently never received one when traveling with my kids.
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Old Jun 22, 2018, 10:07 am
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Is there a counter outside security, so not by the teddybear? Meaning around where you go for STPC hotel stuff etc.?
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Old Jun 22, 2018, 10:50 am
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I know there was a counter right next to the hotel as I went to it when transferring.
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Old Jun 26, 2018, 6:19 am
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Some advice please: I have been offered a cash upgrade on Qatar for the DOH-BRU leg of a flight from Yerevan (EVN). I am a BAEC account holder and I could do with the tier points in order to requalify next year.

I am a Silver tier member which is Saphire on One World, will I gain access to a lounge in Doha if fly economy? If so which lounge? I have a four hour connection at the airport.

£450 upgrade seems to be the standard fee, it's not the double I've been quoted on some London legs but it's not great value either. What would others do in my situation. Thanks.
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Old Jun 26, 2018, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Sign47
Some advice please: I have been offered a cash upgrade on Qatar for the DOH-BRU leg of a flight from Yerevan (EVN). I am a BAEC account holder and I could do with the tier points in order to requalify next year.

I am a Silver tier member which is Saphire on One World, will I gain access to a lounge in Doha if fly economy? If so which lounge? I have a four hour connection at the airport.

£450 upgrade seems to be the standard fee, it's not the double I've been quoted on some London legs but it's not great value either. What would others do in my situation. Thanks.
The points you will receive will be based on the original booking class, so you won't gain extra points.

You will get access to the Business Class Lounge in Doha (not to be confused with the Al Mourjan Lounge). Have never used the Business Class lounge, but from what I've heard, it is a far cry from Al Mourjan. And talking about lounge access, you won't get lounge access to Al Mourjan if you choose to upgrade. Therefore, either way, you'll end up with access only to the Business Class Lounge as a Sapphire member. You should be able to pay to access AM, but given the price quoted, I don't find it worthwhile.

All you're paying for is essentially a better seat, and better food essentially.
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Old Jun 27, 2018, 1:31 am
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Flight: QR097
Date: July 2, 2018
From/To: PVG-DOH
Offer: Y>J 507 EUR
Date Received: June 27, 2018
Fare class Booked: Q
Total Itinerary: PVG-DOH-ZAG

Seemed like a decent offer, but the link led to a "we are having difficulties" page.
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Old Jun 30, 2018, 6:45 am
  #344  
 
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QR 419 BEY-DOH on July 5
Offer- $510

I am connecting to IAD.

Last edited by future elite; Jun 30, 2018 at 6:49 am Reason: Correct flight itinerary
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 11:07 am
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Flight: QR 0778
Date: July 3, 2018
From/To: MIA-DOH
Offer: Y>J 1245 USD
Date Received: June 28, 2018
Fare class Booked: Q
Total Itinerary: MIA-DOH-MLE

Flight: QR 0672
Date: July 5, 2018
From/ To: DOH-MLE
Offer: Y>J 360 USD
Date Received: June 28, 2018
Fare class Booked: Q
Total Itinerary: MIA-DOH-MLE
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