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:
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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 21, 2018, 9:36 am
  #391  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
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Originally Posted by celtic_warrior
Also, is it mean or is the in flight entertainment system harder to use in F than in J?
Yes it is. On the other side the screen is bigger. I also can sleep better in the bigger seats with no hole for the feet. And the cabin feels much more private than the big J section.
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Old Aug 21, 2018, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by toz100
I also can sleep better in the bigger seats with no hole for the feet.
agreed, one reason why the old 777 configuration is so comfortable.
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Old Aug 22, 2018, 2:25 am
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Originally Posted by toz100
Yes it is. On the other side the screen is bigger. I also can sleep better in the bigger seats with no hole for the feet. And the cabin feels much more private than the big J section.
I agree there were only 4 of us in F. The toilets are also amazing. I am just surprised they do not up the food offerings , other than just caviar.
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Old Aug 24, 2018, 4:40 am
  #394  
 
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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)
Just had an email for my return flights, this time five days before my flight.

CWL-DOH - 6751HKD (£670)
DOH-HKG - 5574 HKD (£552)

Again, absolutely ridiculous upgrade fares. The upgrade costs on their own are more than what Qatar were charging had I initially bought a business ticket.
Also, for the CWL flight, the outbound flight was practically empty. There were four people in the 22 seat business cabin. I don't know the exact figure for the HKG-DOH flight, but the there were five people in the rear 18 seat business cabin. Why are they charging so much if the business cabins are not nearly full!?
Of course, I don't know how full the cabins will be on my return flights, but with these 'special' prices, I can't imagine anyone will be upgrading.
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Old Aug 24, 2018, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by TravelDream
Just had an email for my return flights, this time five days before my flight.

CWL-DOH - 6751HKD (£670)
DOH-HKG - 5574 HKD (£552)

Again, absolutely ridiculous upgrade fares. The upgrade costs on their own are more than what Qatar were charging had I initially bought a business ticket.
Also, for the CWL flight, the outbound flight was practically empty. There were four people in the 22 seat business cabin. I don't know the exact figure for the HKG-DOH flight, but the there were five people in the rear 18 seat business cabin. Why are they charging so much if the business cabins are not nearly full!?
Of course, I don't know how full the cabins will be on my return flights, but with these 'special' prices, I can't imagine anyone will be upgrading.
Agreed, I would be tempted at circa £350 but no way would I pay £500 plus.
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Old Sep 3, 2018, 5:06 pm
  #396  
 
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Offered Upgrade option at time of check-in on the App:
  • MEL-DOH QR905
  • Y to J
  • AUD 1,635 (roughly USD 1,175)
  • Originally booked in V
  • Total Itinerary: MEL-DOH-MUC

Last edited by jp833; Sep 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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Old Sep 5, 2018, 8:06 am
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PSA-DOH @ 491€, 6 days before departure: no thanks!

NBO-DOH @ 261€; I could also upgrade for 12,500 Qmiles (originally booked in Y).

I think I will upgrade for 12,500 Qmiles, not that bad for 6hrs in J during the time of dinner

Last edited by Amaranto1982; Sep 6, 2018 at 10:00 am
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Old Sep 14, 2018, 2:30 am
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Upgrade Y (booked as W) to J, for an upcoming-flight next week, offered for THB 35,268 from DOH-LHR one-way, where the original CNX-DOH-LHR return-trip had cost THB 24,805 for all four sectors, which was the most-expensive ticket of my five trips on this route this year !

I must regretfully decline, that's almost-enough for two returns BKK-AMM-LHR on RJ in Economy, in their current Sale !

The last-minute opportunity to upgrade a sector could probably generate some much-needed extra revenue for QR, but not at these sort of prices, and current fares in-the-back (where I fly) are way out of touch with the competition, I simply cannot see myself flying with Qatar much longer, unless something changes.

Last edited by Richard Bell; Sep 14, 2018 at 3:02 am
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Old Sep 17, 2018, 2:09 am
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Received a couple of hours ago.

Dear Customer,

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to upgrade your seat:
  • Economy to Business Class on flight QR 0932 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from Doha to Manila at a special price of GBP 581 per person. This exclusive offer is available on a first come first served basis until 19-Sep-2018 11:35 GMT.



Upgrade and experience unparalleled levels of comfort in your personal space, world-class services on demand, and our legendary hospitality during your journey:

Looking forward to welcoming you on board.

Qatar Airways
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Old Sep 17, 2018, 11:44 pm
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KWI-DOH Y-F 293 Euros
DOH - MUC Y-J 533 Euros

Email 5 days before departure. KWI segment no thanks. But took the red-eye to MUC offer.
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Old Sep 18, 2018, 4:36 am
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All those Cash Upgrades don't worth the money compared to the amount requested in Qmiles if booked in Value or Flexi.

My case:

NBO-DOH offered for 261€ or 12,500Qmiles, I opted for an upgrade with Qmiles
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Old Sep 29, 2018, 5:44 am
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30 Sept QR 1336 NBO-DOH Y>J £287

01 Oct QR 11 DOH-LHR Y>J c. £850
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Old Oct 5, 2018, 11:19 pm
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DOH-SYD J to F upgrade offer, received 5 days before flight. NOK 10877 / £1003. No thanks! With J completely full on QR and EF, and Y mostly full, I'll hold out for an op-up or just "suffer" J...
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Old Oct 7, 2018, 1:34 am
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Offered Upgrade option at time of check-in 2 days prior, on the App:
  • AKL-DOH QR921
  • class W to J
  • NZD 2,158 (roughly USD 1,391) for 17 hours
  • Total Itinerary: AKL-DOH-MUC
Roughly 30 % more than the proportional original purchase price difference. Insulting at that price.

J looking empty however Y empty too and good chance of three seats to sleep on. So no thanks.
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Old Oct 7, 2018, 5:12 am
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Do anyone know if you purchase a Qatar flight on expedia if you still get upgrade offers from Qatar?
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