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

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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 Aug 13, 2018, 7:02 am
  #376  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: ZRH
Programs: Miles&More, Privilege Club
Posts: 62
Received the following offer one week before the flight:
Y-> J ZRH-DOH CHF 548 per person

Original booking class is H.
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Old Aug 15, 2018, 7:20 pm
  #377  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 35
No upgrade offer to F ex PER?

booked in J PER-DOH with departure in just over a week. All 8 F seats are still available and yet there hasn’t been an email from QR offering an upgrade.

What are they waiting for? Appreciate they may offer first to higher status pax but assuming they would have started about 2 weeks prior to departure it seems nobody has taken up an offer.

Have they just given up?
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 1:52 am
  #378  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cardiff
Programs: qatar airways platinum
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Originally Posted by sula__
booked in J PER-DOH with departure in just over a week. All 8 F seats are still available and yet there hasn’t been an email from QR offering an upgrade.

What are they waiting for? Appreciate they may offer first to higher status pax but assuming they would have started about 2 weeks prior to departure it seems nobody has taken up an offer.

Have they just given up?
To be honest I think they are pretty clueless when it comes to cash upgrades. They are so expensive that hardly any are taken up.

I havent had an offer of my forthcoming CWL flight but its usually in excess of £500, so I wouldn't take it up anyway.
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 3:14 am
  #379  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Frankfurt
Programs: QR Platinum
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Originally Posted by sula__
booked in J PER-DOH with departure in just over a week. All 8 F seats are still available and yet there hasn’t been an email from QR offering an upgrade.

What are they waiting for? Appreciate they may offer first to higher status pax but assuming they would have started about 2 weeks prior to departure it seems nobody has taken up an offer.

Have they just given up?
What is worse they won't usually let you upgrade with Qcredits to F even when they are empty which makes this feature of ther FFP useless.
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 3:24 am
  #380  
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It seems that may be are trying to keep their F section a lot more exclusive, although that may not necessarily work at their advantage.

Also, I am quite surprised they haven't gotten rid of F, especially with Qsuite and all.
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 3:59 am
  #381  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Originally Posted by toz100
What is worse they won't usually let you upgrade with Qcredits to F even when they are empty which makes this feature of ther FFP useless.
I upgraded fairly easily for Doha to BKK with Q credits.
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 6:55 am
  #382  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Frankfurt
Programs: QR Platinum
Posts: 257
Originally Posted by celtic_warrior
I upgraded fairly easily for Doha to BKK with Q credits.
How would you define "fairly easily"? Did you plan your flight around upgrade ability? If yes did you have a lot of nearby dates where upgrades were possible? Or did you book first and then could find an upgrade opportunity?
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 7:30 am
  #383  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cardiff
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Originally Posted by toz100
How would you define "fairly easily"? Did you plan your flight around upgrade ability? If yes did you have a lot of nearby dates where upgrades were possible? Or did you book first and then could find an upgrade opportunity?
I requested on line and then just booked once at al Mourjan. To be honest I wouldn't pay for a J to F upgrade as it's not a massive difference IMO, but I would use q credits again. I'd save my miles for an upgrade from econ to J
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 7:20 pm
  #384  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
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Originally Posted by toz100
What is worse they won't usually let you upgrade with Qcredits to F even when they are empty which makes this feature of ther FFP useless.
if upgrade is not possible in advance for what reason ever you can request the upgrade at the airport on departure
this works usually always if seats are availsble.
Did xou tried this too and QR staff refused and F was empty? If yes, it would be insane.
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Old Aug 17, 2018, 12:54 am
  #385  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
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Originally Posted by Crisu69
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.
oh boy, how wrong i was. Economy on both flights was nearly full. Even no free seat beside me as platin..

but was interesting to see Qsuite from doha-bkk in QR830. If i knew that before i would have tried an upgrade on this leg in doha.
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Old Aug 17, 2018, 4:27 pm
  #386  
 
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Originally Posted by Crisu69
oh boy, how wrong i was. Economy on both flights was nearly full. Even no free seat beside me as platin..

but was interesting to see Qsuite from doha-bkk in QR830. If i knew that before i would have tried an upgrade on this leg in doha.
well it's peak holiday season now
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Old Aug 20, 2018, 5:41 am
  #387  
 
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Received an offer of £677 to upgrade between CWL and Doha. Offer received 6 days before the flight.
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Old Aug 21, 2018, 4:17 am
  #388  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
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I am travelling SYD DOH on the Qsuites this week is it worth trying to upgrade with qcredits? or is there n to much difference ?
I would usually never ask this question as I think F far superior on most airlines..
advice appreciated
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Old Aug 21, 2018, 4:50 am
  #389  
 
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Originally Posted by aussielori
I am travelling SYD DOH on the Qsuites this week is it worth trying to upgrade with qcredits? or is there n to much difference ?
I would usually never ask this question as I think F far superior on most airlines..
advice appreciated
QSuite aircrafts (B777 and A350) don’t have F.
If you’re traveling on A380 I would say upgrading to F is only worth it if you don’t really know what to do with your Qcredits. You will enjoy a bigger seat and bed, superior wines and caviar, a huge bathroom (no shower), but except that, the food will be mostly the same as J...
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Old Aug 21, 2018, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by Matt4

QSuite aircrafts (B777 and A350) don’t have F.
If you’re traveling on A380 I would say upgrading to F is only worth it if you don’t really know what to do with your Qcredits. You will enjoy a bigger seat and bed, superior wines and caviar, a huge bathroom (no shower), but except that, the food will be mostly the same as J...
Also, is it mean or is the in flight entertainment system harder to use in F than in J?
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