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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Old Feb 6, 2019, 6:00 pm
  #526  
 
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But that could also be an opportunity. :-)

Middle seats have a divider and are capable of being used as standard seats; they're not a double bed by default.
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Old Feb 14, 2019, 4:09 pm
  #527  
 
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Anyone have experience with an upgrade on any leg of the LAX-DOH-CPT and return flight? We have a W-class booking.
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Old Feb 17, 2019, 9:04 am
  #528  
 
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Apologies i totally forgot to screenshot the actual price but i had upgrade offers Y-J on the LHR-DOH on QR2 and DOH-LHR on QR9 this month both were over 1100. Outbound was in W class and inbound in T class.
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Old Feb 17, 2019, 8:49 pm
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Ouch... that's pricey!
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Old Feb 20, 2019, 5:41 pm
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I can not see seat map for business class but on expert flyer, I see 24 seats blocked and 18 Occupied. What does it mean? One should not expect upgrade email?
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Old Feb 20, 2019, 9:24 pm
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If you're asking about the likelihood of receiving an UG offer, I think that several factors may be at play. Given the anecdotal evidence we have thus far, the booking class does not seem to make a difference. Some people get the offer, others don't. How that choice is made is not something that we are aware of.

Seat maps are not a reliable indicator of the J load factor. I don't know what EF means by "blocked".
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Old Feb 20, 2019, 10:01 pm
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If you do not get an email just ask at check-in to "upgrade at departure"
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Old Feb 25, 2019, 6:23 am
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Friend of mine got upgrade email from economy to business DFW to DOH $1200.

In previous years, he got upgrade offer for $850 for same route.

Any comments? Good offer?
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Old Mar 13, 2019, 11:44 pm
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QR218 ZAG DOH class N CNY 3189 (EUR 420)
QR870 DOH PVG class N CNY 4163 (EUR 548)
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Old Mar 14, 2019, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by palciparum
Friend of mine got upgrade email from economy to business DFW to DOH $1200.

In previous years, he got upgrade offer for $850 for same route.

Any comments? Good offer?
Whether the offer is good is a tricky question; it's largely subjective (to some people it's worth it, to others it isn't.) By default I would say it's not a good offer.

Put it this way: $1200 can buy you a few hours of comfort inside an airplane, or a night in a nice hotel + massage + nice dinner + whatever on the ground. I feel you can get a lot more bang for that buck.

I can think of at least one situation when I would consider it: if I have a specific need to arrive well rested and I fly A-DOH-B, where one of the legs is long and the other is relatively short (say less than 7 hours), then upgrading the long segment would get me to my destination considerably better rested and I may be able to justify that expense.

As I've said upthread, UGs are now more expensive than before: you pay more and get less (e.g. no more lounge access).
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Old Mar 20, 2019, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ceej123
Apologies i totally forgot to screenshot the actual price but i had upgrade offers Y-J on the LHR-DOH on QR2 and DOH-LHR on QR9 this month both were over 1100. Outbound was in W class and inbound in T class.
Same 1101 from Y(N) on QR2 for this Friday at T-48 [OLCI but not, presumably due to visa checks for VN].

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Old Mar 22, 2019, 12:59 pm
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Hey, I am about to book QR Y DOH-PRG using Avios and wonder if award tickets get upgrade offer by email? As far as I understand I can buy upgrade at the airport too if email won't show up (this is not really premium heavy route). Just curious if anyone knows what the price is about? Anything about €400 is fine.
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Old Apr 1, 2019, 12:10 am
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Interesting data points

My friend and I are traveling on the same flight: QR285 DOH EVN; I booked flexi, she booked saver.

We both received offers 6 days ahead of the flight. Her upgrade was QR1475 (360euro) and mine was QR1511 (369euro)! Also, I'm QRPC Gold and she's Silver.
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Old Apr 18, 2019, 12:34 am
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Some recent data points on "offers"...

Boston - Doha (B): 1600 USD (March)
Sydney - Doha (N) : 2100 AUD ( 1509 USD). (March)
Doha - Milan (N): 600 Euro (April)

Those "offers" are really getting out of control, almost comical.
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Old Apr 23, 2019, 1:31 am
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BEY-DOH flying out on the 24th of April. Ticket is a redemption of miles, I'm Gold, received an OLCI offer (not email) for USD 580 Y->F (technically it's J, sold and marketed as F) - which is insane, considering roundtrip tickets in F routinely go on sale for a little over USD 1200, including mileage, QPoints, lounge access and baggage allowance. What the hell, QR?!
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