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 Jul 1, 2018, 11:20 am
  #346  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Programs: QR PC
Posts: 46
My God, upgrade prices to/from USA have gone up considerably. Long gone are the days when I used to get upgrade offers for as little as USD 800 (even when my original ticket was in a promo fare booking class!)

Oh well..
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 7:06 pm
  #347  
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Have TUN-DOH-KUL coming up in J, but I don't think either flight has an F cabin, oh well.
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Old Jul 2, 2018, 4:17 pm
  #348  
 
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Originally Posted by LebaneseInQatar
My God, upgrade prices to/from USA have gone up considerably. Long gone are the days when I used to get upgrade offers for as little as USD 800 (even when my original ticket was in a promo fare booking class!)

Oh well..

true

if my return ticket from US to South east Asia on Economy is around $2000 and the upgrade price for one sector US-DOH is around $1200.. not sure if that a good deal? However during summer months that same sector on business class could be around $3/4k

tough decision (doesn’t matter if you have the money or not) lol
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Old Jul 4, 2018, 4:15 pm
  #349  
 
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Update on prices as date got closer

Originally Posted by PandaSoPink
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

So when I checked in it once again prompted me to upgrade to biz on DOH- MLE segment. This is a 5 hour plane ride not too bad. and to me wasn’t worth it (2 am - 9 am flight time.) The upgrade price when checking gave me instead of $360 was now $420 USD! Then at the airport, I checked again and the price was $480 USD. I knew $360 was a good deal but didn’t think it was worth it. Least I snagged exit row for this flight. So warning!!!!! Once you get the email I’d go for it, if you really want to upgrade that segment.
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Old Jul 6, 2018, 6:58 pm
  #350  
 
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Originally Posted by PandaSoPink



So when I checked in it once again prompted me to upgrade to biz on DOH- MLE segment. This is a 5 hour plane ride not too bad. And to me wasn’t worth it 2am - 9am flight time.But the upgrade price on checking gave me instead of $360 was 420! Then at airport I checked again and price was $480 USD. I knew 360 was good deal but didn’t think it was worth it. least I snagged exit row for this flight. So warning!!!!! Once you get email I’d go for it! If you really want to upgrade that segment.
thanks for this.. mind sharing how you were able to score exit row seats? Thanks
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Old Jul 6, 2018, 8:01 pm
  #351  
 
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Originally Posted by Carl380

thanks for this.. mind sharing how you were able to score exit row seats? Thanks
iirc you request for them at the check-in counter; they're allocated on a first come first served basis
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Old Jul 7, 2018, 10:47 pm
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Trick to getting exit row

Originally Posted by Carl380


thanks for this.. mind sharing how you were able to score exit row seats? Thanks


Yes, you have to be there right at the check-in counter at the 3hr opening since they will only assign the exit seats in person. (If flying out of US the way to go) However, I was in DOH at the time and went up to the upgrade desk by the teddy bear and I didn't even ask for it I just wanted to know the price of an upgrade but they cant give you that either until the 3 hr mark and I came 30 min too early. She was actually able to give me the exit seat then, ahead of the 3hr opening check-in time mark (Nice because I could have my choice of any of the exit seats). So possible loophole?

-PandaSopink
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Old Jul 8, 2018, 6:36 am
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Posting my reversal this time no email only in the app. (Appeared 2 days before check-in, and seen when I click manage reservation)

Flight: QR 0675
Date: July 9, 2018
MLE – DOH Y-J $420
Fare class Booked: N

Flight: QR 0777
Date: July 10, 2018
DOH - MIA Y-J $1340
Fare class Booked: N
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Old Jul 8, 2018, 2:08 pm
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LHR-DOH-BKK
Y -> J
Offer received 5 days before flight.
LHR-DOH 771 GBP
DOH-BKK 552 GBP
I will not be taking up either offer.
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Old Jul 9, 2018, 8:18 am
  #355  
 
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HKG-DOH-SOF
Y-J, booking class N
received 5 days before flight, flight on 14th July 2018

HKD 5,179 (cUSD668 ) HKG-DOH
HKD 3,296 (cUSD425 ) DOH-SOF

Wiki updated; I added Sofia as a new heading but couldn’t bold it on the ipad(?)
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Old Jul 9, 2018, 8:54 am
  #356  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
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Y -> J
Offer received 5 days before flight.
NBO-DOH 265 EUR

Note: until February they were always offering me the same upgrade in the range 185-225 Eur
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Old Jul 10, 2018, 9:26 am
  #357  
 
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Y-->J received 6 days before departure
QR 714 IAH-DOH on 15 July for $1,220
QR 418 DOH-BEY on 16 July for $510 (same price as the initial offer for regional F but on the A350)
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Old Jul 10, 2018, 9:40 am
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Y to J received by email 5 days in advance

I found neither option particularly attractive but good to have the options
  • Economy to Business Class on flight QR 0124 on July , 2018 from Milan Malpensa Apt to Doha at a special price of EUR 477 per person.
  • Economy to First Class on flight QR 1136 on July , 2018 from Doha to Muscat at a special price of EUR 264 per person.
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Old Jul 22, 2018, 9:16 pm
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Y to J, received during online check-in for two passengers:

Flight: QR 871
Date: July 24, 2018
From/To: PVG-DOH
Offer: Y>J 550 EUR (total EUR 1,100 for two passengers)
Date Received: July 23, 2018 (during online check-in using QR app)
Fare class Booked: W
Total Itinerary: PVG-DOH-CDG

Haven't decided whether to take up the offer yet.

Last edited by JC880; Jul 23, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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Old Jul 25, 2018, 8:18 am
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Has anyone been offered an upgrade on QR1387 from DOH to KGL?
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