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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Cash upgrades on QR

Old Jul 25, 2018, 11:07 am
  #361  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Programs: SPG
Posts: 45
SO I have 2 options and I wanted opinions. I only want to do 1 leg upgraded. I can do

Nairobi to Doha (6 hours) for 76k for me and my daughter

or

Doha to PhL (13 hours) for 110k.

I'd be transferring points from my SPG acct. I have a few hundred thousand points. Really just want the experience for me and my 6 year old daughter. I've heard that I won't get the email for a cash upgrade with her booked on my ticket.

Thoughts anyone?
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Old Jul 27, 2018, 8:16 pm
  #362  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: BGO (Temporarily HEL)
Programs: AY+ Gold, SK EBG
Posts: 400
Flight: QR 175
Date: August 1st, 2018
From/To: DOH-OSL
Offer: Y>J 63322 JPY (488 EUR) (itinerary starts in HND, therefore the offer is in JPY)
Date Received: July 27th, 2018
Fare class Booked: L
Total Itinerary: HND-DOH-OSL

Doubtful about it, if it was for the HND-DOH leg I would be more tempted, due to the longer flight duration.
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Old Jul 31, 2018, 12:31 pm
  #363  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Toronto
Programs: OneWorld, Aeroplan,StarAlliance
Posts: 29
Has anyone done a cash upgrade via the app?

So I do see the option and it's only for qmiles or credits or the cash upgrade appears somewhere else on the app?

Thanks for replies
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Old Aug 2, 2018, 8:51 am
  #364  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 383
Just offered upgrade at check-in.

HKG-DOH-CWL flying in Y on the 04/08. Originally booked in N. Bit surprised at the high prices to be honest. Especially considering CWL is a new route, is supposed to have low J demand and be performing poorly. Overall, it would work out close to ten thousand HK dollars (£977) cheaper to have bought a J ticket in the first place if the return prices are the same.

HKG-DOH - 5651 HKD (£552)
DOH-CWL - 6829 HKD (£667)
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Old Aug 3, 2018, 8:58 am
  #365  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cardiff
Programs: qatar airways platinum
Posts: 753
Originally Posted by TravelDream
Just offered upgrade at check-in.

HKG-DOH-CWL flying in Y on the 04/08. Originally booked in N. Bit surprised at the high prices to be honest. Especially considering CWL is a new route, is supposed to have low J demand and be performing poorly. Overall, it would work out close to ten thousand HK dollars (£977) cheaper to have bought a J ticket in the first place if the return prices are the same.

HKG-DOH - 5651 HKD (£552)
DOH-CWL - 6829 HKD (£667)
That is a crazy price for one leg to CWL
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Old Aug 4, 2018, 4:53 am
  #366  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: LHR
Programs: QR Platinum, WY Gold, Shangri-la Diamond, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,155
Cash upgrades have massively increased in price over the past year or so. I remember being offered a DEL-DOH upgrade for £192 by email a year ago - but yesterday it was offered at £320 during OLCI.

Similarly LHR-DOH previously used to be offered at around £550 when the email offers first started coming - but lately it's been more like £800 via email...

Then a couple of weeks ago I asked to upgrade using qmiles at LHR for the LHR-DOH leg (V class) of a LHR-DOH-DEL itinerary and was told no - but they were willing to instead sell me an airport upgrade for £967 for just the LHR-DOH segment.

Almost £1000 to upgrade LHR-DOH? Umm. No.
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Old Aug 4, 2018, 6:41 am
  #367  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Toronto
Programs: OneWorld, Aeroplan,StarAlliance
Posts: 29
Just got this


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Old Aug 8, 2018, 10:32 pm
  #368  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Singapore
Programs: QR Silver
Posts: 73
Flight: QR 947
Date: August 10 2018
From/To: SIN-DOH
Offer: Y>J 1108 SG$ (roughly 700EUR each) (for 2 Pax total: SG$2216)
Date Received: n/a showing in OLCI
Fare class Booked: N
Total Itinerary: SIN-DOH-LHR
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Old Aug 10, 2018, 11:05 am
  #369  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Toronto
Programs: OneWorld, Aeroplan,StarAlliance
Posts: 29
Flying out again next wednesday so called QR office to see if i can change my seat or get a cash upgrade.. agent said cant do cash upgrades over the phone and it is illegal to give me a bulk seat or an exit row seat due FA regulations :S

first time hearing this..
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Old Aug 10, 2018, 1:09 pm
  #370  
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: FL
Programs: AA ExPlat | UA Gld | DL Gld
Posts: 85
Originally Posted by Carl380
Flying out again next wednesday so called QR office to see if i can change my seat or get a cash upgrade.. agent said cant do cash upgrades over the phone and it is illegal to give me a bulk seat or an exit row seat due FA regulations :S

first time hearing this..
Exit row seats can only be given out in person, normally during check in. Bulk head row is normally also blocked off for families with babies and given to them at check in as well.
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Old Aug 11, 2018, 10:16 am
  #371  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: TLV
Programs: SU PLT, EK Gold, Marriott Lifetime Gold
Posts: 105
BKK-DOH

Offered Upgrade option at time of check-in on the App:
- BKK-DOH 699 EUR
- DOH-DME 414 EUR
Booked in N.
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Old Aug 11, 2018, 11:30 am
  #372  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: CPH-BKK-USM
Programs: QR Plat ( Y-Commuter)
Posts: 65
Originally Posted by WEREX
Offered Upgrade option at time of check-in on the App:
- BKK-DOH 699 EUR
- DOH-DME 414 EUR
Booked in N.
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Pricing of BKK-DOH is totaly absurd. Disgusting!
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Old Aug 11, 2018, 11:56 am
  #373  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: TLV
Programs: SU PLT, EK Gold, Marriott Lifetime Gold
Posts: 105
Originally Posted by Flying Bosun
Pricing of BKK-DOH is totaly absurd. Disgusting!
Same as DOH-DME segment which is actually uses A321 with reclining seats in J.
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Old Aug 12, 2018, 6:32 am
  #374  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: PAR
Programs: QR Plat, Accor Plat
Posts: 1,090
It seems that these American consultants gave all the good advices to definitely accelerate QR money loosing. After the ffp "enhancements", now the more than ever upgrade offers inflated prices ! I've just received an email upgrade offer too :
Y-J CDG-DOH : 622 EUR
Y-J DOH-BKK : 639 EUR
all booked in N.

Who would be crazy enough to accept these prices ?
The result will be empty seats in J and empty pockets for QR. They should better have a auction process for upgrades, like many other airlines, starting at a reasonable price.
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Last edited by Matt4; Aug 12, 2018 at 7:06 am
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 2:40 am
  #375  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Programs: QR Platinum
Posts: 472
Offered upgrade from Y to J at online Check in:

ZAG-DOHA ~416 EUR

for connection flight DOHA-BKK received no upgrade offer to J.

No, thank you!

On my last flight in J some weeks ago on this route i could see that economy was very empty so i hope i could have a row of 3 seats for myself this time which is no so bad.
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