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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

Beijing
QR895 PEK-DOH Y-J CNY3380; Booking Class O; 7 days before flight on Jan 13, 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

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)

Doha
QR870 DOH-PVG Y-C ( from V fare) 419 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

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.

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

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

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

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
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Old Nov 20, 18, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by sriegert View Post
I am W also. Offer on my connecting ~2000 mile flight is $390. More or less $100 per hour of flying to sit in J.
My connecting flight is about 4 hours as well and I got the same $390 as you.

I am thinking that those who claimed of receiving $800-$1000 offers have probably booked a higher fare class originally. Apparently, W is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, of all QR fae classes. Could that be the reason why the upgrade offer for this class is in the neighborhood of $1500?
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Old Nov 20, 18, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by WindwalkerAlex View Post
My connecting flight is about 4 hours as well and I got the same $390 as you.

I am thinking that those who claimed of receiving $800-$1000 offers have probably booked a higher fare class originally. Apparently, W is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, of all QR fae classes. Could that be the reason why the upgrade offer for this class is in the neighborhood of $1500?
that seems extremely likely, these upgrade offers are correlated to the fare class of the ticket
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Old Nov 20, 18, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by clubeurope View Post
that seems extremely likely, these upgrade offers are correlated to the fare class of the ticket
I'm not sure that the numbers in the wiki support that conclusion...
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Old Nov 21, 18, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by florin View Post
I'm not sure that the numbers in the wiki support that conclusion...
I should have said "seemingly correlated". Though that said, having checked the wiki, I see that the prices offered are higher from lower fare classes (O, T, W) than more flexible fare classes (M, B etc).

Despite that, there isn't enough data points in the wiki. But afaik, as a general rule among most airlines, lower fare classes are often offered higher prices for upgrades (understandably).
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Old Nov 22, 18, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by WindwalkerAlex View Post
My connecting flight is about 4 hours as well and I got the same $390 as you.

I am thinking that those who claimed of receiving $800-$1000 offers have probably booked a higher fare class originally. Apparently, W is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, of all QR fae classes. Could that be the reason why the upgrade offer for this class is in the neighborhood of $1500?
The $800 or so earlier this year was a widely known rate at the time. I was booked in N class.
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Old Nov 24, 18, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by salehir View Post
I was looking for the price of DOH-DAR and DAR-DOH so that is a good data point. Was that the price for each segment or both combined?
It was per direction. Went up to £327 at OLCI in both cases and then at airport check-in at DAR got offered USD 430.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 7:52 am
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Purchasing business class seat upgrade at check-in or gate?

does Qatar allow passengers on an economy ticket to purchase an upgrade to business class if there are seats available at check-in or at the gate for cash? If so, what is the usual price? (JFK or IAD to Doha)

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Old Nov 28, 18, 11:09 am
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They do during check in. Not sure at the gate. Price is not competitive. They will probably will ask you to pay the difference between the 2 classes.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:04 pm
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HEL-DOH, Y to J 545€, N-class. If it would be better equipment than A332, I might be remotely interested, but now I'm thinking that I'll pass it.
DOH-BKK, Y to J 747€, N-class. Ouch, this is steep. but there is a catch; my flight was supposed to be on 787, but just received notification about schedule and equipment change; flight will be operated by B77W and according to EF, it'll be one with Qsuites. I'm tempted...
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Old Dec 6, 18, 9:52 pm
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DOH-MAN, Y to J MYR 3872, Q-class (A350-900)
MAN-DOH, Y to J MYR 3878, T-class (B777)

If I only traveled by myself I might accept the DOH-MAN offer since it is Q-suite. But in fact I travel with my wife so that will be over budget. And we prefer economy since there is less "hardware" barrier
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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:32 pm
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I can understand why an accountant-led business might want to charge more, for an upgrade to Business from a lower-class of Economy, but I don't necessarily agree (despite being an accountant myself !).

The passenger is paying for an upgrade from Economy-comfort to Business-comfort, and this is a Last-Chance for the airline to gain some extra money/profit, by filling an empty Business-seat ... so it's a marketing/commercial-decision IMO. And the actual marginal-cost to the airline of the upgrade is relatively-trivial at that point.

The price should be set to maximise revenue/profit on the fixed-cost of operating the flight, with the caveat that it mustn't ever cheapen the allure of Business, or induce passengers to book Economy in-the-expectation of being then able to reliably get a cheap upgrade before-boarding.

The problem being that, given the blockade & low-season load-factors, there is a very good chance that there will be empty seats in J these days !
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Old Dec 6, 18, 11:05 pm
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It's a difficult balance to strike. I'm sure QR has looked at it from all angles. Bare in mind that we, as FTers, are not representative of the general flying public. We are far more inclined to pay for UGs than your average pax.

Paid UGs were tempting to me maybe 40% of the time on long haul flights, now prices are higher and the lounge access is no longer part of the deal and that's well under 10% now. This is just one person, so not a significant data point. QR would have a far better picture with all the data on hand.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:51 am
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Any chance upgrades from J to F are offered on my A380 BKK-DOH flight? 7/8 F seats are empty at the moment and flight is next week.
This is offered by e-mail usually?
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Old Dec 7, 18, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by quinzinho View Post
Any chance upgrades from J to F are offered on my A380 BKK-DOH flight? 7/8 F seats are empty at the moment and flight is next week.
This is offered by e-mail usually?
I was offered one at online check-in last weekend, BKK-DOH J to F for OMR 405 (GBP 810). I didn't partake.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy View Post
I was offered one at online check-in last weekend, BKK-DOH J to F for OMR 405 (GBP 810). I didn't partake.
Thanks for your info! That is indeed a bit steep.
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