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
DOHORD 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
DOHLHR Y-J 1171AZN (545) Link

DOHLHR Y-J 554Link

DOHLHR 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 Mar 19, 2017, 1:38 pm
  #31  
 
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Originally Posted by Post Scriptum
I asked about cash upgrade promos at SYD and the check-in agent supervisor (pointed out by clueless check-in agent) just said that they typically take the fare difference i.e. not actually promo.
Hence, am I correct to assume that these promos are not common for these "ultralong" legs?

With multiple pax in PNR, I did not even assume getting any email offers and did not receive anything either ()
Post Scriptum if you look at the Wiki then almost all cash upgrade offers are for ticket class O.
I don't think that you can even travel in the passenger cabin on a lower class .

There offers are made only when there are available seats in the J cabin. (I am ignoring the extremely rare J to F offers).
The number of passengers on a reservation does not affect the offer unless there are fewer seats than passengers on the reservation. Remember it is up to each individual passenger to decide to pay for an upgrade or not.

These offers are not as commonplace as this thread would suggest.
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Old Mar 20, 2017, 4:02 am
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I was searching for information for J-F upgrade on Qatar Airways and found this thread. You guys are having an amazing community here!

I have an upcoming trip CDG-DOH-SIN and have been offered a cash upgrade on QR0040 CDG-DOH J-F 470pp, original booking class C. Perhaps this could contribute some information to the wiki post.

I have a few questions related to this cash upgrade offer:
1. As we are two travelling together, should we pay a total amount of 940 euros and take the offer? (This is the first time we travel on QR metal, the business class looks quite good but first class does not seem so impressive compared to other airlines)
2. Our connecting time in Doha is three hours before we hop onto the flight to SIN which is an a350 with only J class, do we have access to Al Safwa Lounge in transit?
3. Will there be a staff at the arrival gate to meet us and help us through the transit?

Many thanks!
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Old Mar 20, 2017, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by martini123
I was searching for information for J-F upgrade on Qatar Airways and found this thread. You guys are having an amazing community here!

I have an upcoming trip CDG-DOH-SIN and have been offered a cash upgrade on QR0040 CDG-DOH J-F 470pp, original booking class C. Perhaps this could contribute some information to the wiki post.

I have a few questions related to this cash upgrade offer:
1. As we are two travelling together, should we pay a total amount of 940 euros and take the offer? (This is the first time we travel on QR metal, the business class looks quite good but first class does not seem so impressive compared to other airlines)
2. Our connecting time in Doha is three hours before we hop onto the flight to SIN which is an a350 with only J class, do we have access to Al Safwa Lounge in transit?
3. Will there be a staff at the arrival gate to meet us and help us through the transit?

Many thanks!
martini123 welcome to FlyerTalk and especially to the QR forum. And thnk you for your praise. We are quite a number of members who constantly strive to improve the content and to keep the friendly atmosphere.

EUR470 per person actually sounds like a bargain compared to the EUR1302 for the same journey mentioned in the Wiki.

If you do upgrade then you will have access to Al Safwa because you are arriving on longhaul F (over 5 hours flighttime). This is described in the Wiki on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...lounge-77.html.
It is usual that F passengers are met at the aircraft door and excourted to Al Safwa. However there hve been a couple of reports earlier this year that passengers were not met. I think that these were exceptions rather than a new practice.

Above all, upgrade or not, sit back and enjoy the flights.
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Old Mar 20, 2017, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk
martini123 welcome to FlyerTalk and especially to the QR forum. And thnk you for your praise. We are quite a number of members who constantly strive to improve the content and to keep the friendly atmosphere.

EUR470 per person actually sounds like a bargain compared to the EUR1302 for the same journey mentioned in the Wiki.

If you do upgrade then you will have access to Al Safwa because you are arriving on longhaul F (over 5 hours flighttime). This is described in the Wiki on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...lounge-77.html.
It is usual that F passengers are met at the aircraft door and excourted to Al Safwa. However there hve been a couple of reports earlier this year that passengers were not met. I think that these were exceptions rather than a new practice.

Above all, upgrade or not, sit back and enjoy the flights.
Dear remdk, thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I have already taken the upgrade offer and will report back on the experience. Cheers!
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Old Mar 20, 2017, 5:07 pm
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QR152 MAD-DOH Y-J €391 Booking Class V - Offer received 15 days before 04/04/17 flight
QR556 DOH-BOM Y-J €93 Booking Class V - Offer received 15 days before 05/04/17 flight
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Old Mar 21, 2017, 7:48 am
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QR180 OSL-DOH Y-J 234 Booking Class O - Offer received 14 days before 23.03.17 flight
QR908 DOH-SYD Y-J 686 Booking Class O - Offer received 14 days before 23.03.17 flight

QR175 DOH-OSL Y-J 259 Booking Class O - Offer received 14 days before 03.04.17 flight
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 1:17 am
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QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J AUD 1171 Booking class Q - Offer received about 15 days before flight
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by remdk
It is usual that F passengers are met at the aircraft door and excourted to Al Safwa. However there hve been a couple of reports earlier this year that passengers were not met. I think that these were exceptions rather than a new practice.
I can add 2 recent cases of not being escorted. So maybe it is indeed a new practice?
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 7:10 am
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A question that should (perhaps) be included in the Wiki.

When you accept an upgrade offer from QR, are you rebooked into a revenue fare class?

I ask since POUG offers with BA go into award classes, though BAEC members do earn the enhanced tier points. It is unlikely that the higher class earns when crediting to BA partner airline frequent flyer programs. OTOH, UL upgrades from y -> J end up in I class and will credit to partners.

Happy wandering

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Old Mar 22, 2017, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by wandering_fred
A question that should (perhaps) be included in the Wiki.

When you accept an upgrade offer from QR, are you rebooked into a revenue fare class?

I ask since POUG offers with BA go into award classes, though BAEC members do earn the enhanced tier points. It is unlikely that the higher class earns when crediting to BA partner airline frequent flyer programs. OTOH, UL upgrades from y -> J end up in I class and will credit to partners.

Happy wandering

Fred
When I took the J-F offer, it re-booked me into A class. However, the offer email clearly states that miles will be earned accordingly original booking class. Will report back after flying.
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 10:40 am
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wandering_fred as far as I can see ALL forms for upgrades have a condition such as 'Qmiles will be earned based on original booking class purchased and not on the upgraded class'
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by remdk
wandering_fred as far as I can see ALL forms for upgrades have a condition such as 'Qmiles will be earned based on original booking class purchased and not on the upgraded class'
Paid 81 for a Y>J upgrade DOH-CMB 48hrs before flight yesterday. Q points and miles posted last night based on original V fare bucket
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 10:21 pm
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To clarify I was referring to posting of upgraded flights to partner airlines eg QF CX or AA
Though I suppose the question of whether upgrades are only ever offered to QR members would be applicable.

Happy wandering

Fred
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Old Mar 22, 2017, 11:33 pm
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QR150 MAD-DOH Y-J SGD692 Booking Class N - Offer received 14 days before 03/21/17 flight

QR946 DOH-SIN Y-J SGD593 Booking Class N - Offer received 15 days before 03/22/17 flight
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Old Mar 24, 2017, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by obduro
Welcome!

This Wikipost is intended to discuss cash upgrades on QR flights. Historically, QR did not offer this option particularly frequently, but in recent years this has changed and there are now a number of options for upgrading to the next cabin with your hard earned cash.

Now first, the rules this thread does not deal with Qmiles or Qpoints as an option for upgrading. A thread on the use of Qpoints and Qmiles already exists at the link below for any questions relating to this way of upgrading, please visit the thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...ts-qmiles.html

Most importantly, this is an interactive thread and requires you to contribute to keep it alive. Its very simple - If you receive a Special Upgrade Offer via email, please share it with us! This helps your fellow FTers because:

1) It tells them whether or not a fellow FTer has received an SUO on the route they are flying on;
2) It tells them a good ballpark price for a SUO if they are flying the same route as you;
3) It tells them when (historically) to expect an SUO if it is ever going to arrive;
4) It gives a basis for comparison against a reprice of fare.

So when you receive an SUO, all you have to do is post with the following information (copy and paste):

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:


It would also be a big help if you could update the wiki with the cost and date. If you have been a member for less than 90 days, please post asking someone to update the thread as it will take some time.

The following posts have some handy details on the main types of cash upgrade Special Upgrade Offers, Airport Upgrades, and Calling for a reprice. If any of the information is incorrect, please say and I or a mod will update it. The success of this thread depends on you!
Received an Email to upgrade to Y-J for both sectors for 1120 Canadian$
i said yeah. I am a BA silver. first they didnt send me my Business class miles I called BA they add me 300 TP and my miles
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