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 Jun 29, 2019, 11:47 am
  #556  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
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Want to share my experience:
QR 654 Doha to Colombo, N class.
Upgrade was offered during olci for about QAR 1,750. Felt a bit expensive as I already had exit row seat so passed the offer.
Then (very) pleasantly surprised to find out at the gate that they gave me complementary op-up. Note: no status with QR
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Old Jul 17, 2019, 2:07 am
  #557  
 
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Two offers at OLCI:
Hangzhou (HGH) to Doha (DOH) --> 4,817RMB (US$700.22)
Doha (DOH) to Philadelphia (PHL) --> 11,315RMB (US$1,644.80)

Nope.
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Old Jul 19, 2019, 3:14 pm
  #558  
 
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Revenue upgrades ( not OLCI )

I've recently had some very good deals with revenue upgrades from Y to J I managed to grab a LGW BKK for 666 for a October trip and had a similar Y to J upgrade offer from BKK to LHR last May which was 800 and full benefits lounge access mileage etc also there's no penalties for upgrades from Y to J
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Old Jul 23, 2019, 4:20 am
  #559  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
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Two offers when OCLI:

CPH - DOH -> 668 USD per passenger
DOH - NBO -> 418 USD per passenger

According to Seatguru DOH - NBO is Qsuite so I accepted the offer.

Last edited by rasmusk; Jul 23, 2019 at 4:55 am
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Old Jul 24, 2019, 9:31 pm
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OLCI offer:

DOH - EDI Y-J 737 (3350 QAT).

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Old Aug 2, 2019, 5:55 am
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DOH - NBO @ 486

it was offered for 285-320 in 2017 and 2018

those offers became pathetic
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 8:50 am
  #562  
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Originally Posted by Amaranto1982
DOH - NBO @ 486

it was offered for 285-320 in 2017 and 2018

those offers became pathetic
If you feel that way, you just won't take them up on the offer. Apparently enough people do take the offers that it's worthwhile for QR.
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
If you feel that way, you just won't take them up on the offer. Apparently enough people do take the offers that it's worthwhile for QR.
+1. Or people do not take up these offers but QR still think it's better to keep the prices high and fly with vacant seats in business making it (potentially) more aspirational and certainly more enjoyable for those who do pay to fly Premium in the first place.
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
If you feel that way, you just won't take them up on the offer. Apparently enough people do take the offers that it's worthwhile for QR.
Thats what Amarento1982 did - he did not take the offer and stated his opinion about here.
Thats what this thread is for, right?
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH
If you feel that way, you just won't take them up on the offer. Apparently enough people do take the offers that it's worthwhile for QR.
provided this is a forum, I took the liberty to express my point :-)

I was used to take the offers for cash upgrade in 2017 and 2018, I just stopped and so did a lot of friends and colleagues.

I definitely prefer to upgrade with qmiles rather than unreasonably expensive cash.

the same leg on my return flight was upgraded for 12,500 miles, worth it for 5.5hrs flight with lie flat bed and dinner l, IMHO





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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by Traveller999


Thats what Amarento1982 did - he did not take the offer and stated his opinion about here.
Thats what this thread is for, right?

it is not uncommon to have people paid by Companies in forums like FlyerTalk, I am not saying this is the case of course
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by Amaranto1982



it is not uncommon to have people paid by Companies in forums like FlyerTalk, I am not saying this is the case of course
:-))
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by Amaranto1982
it is not uncommon to have people paid by Companies in forums like FlyerTalk,
If, by chance, you're talking about me, I assure you that it's not me. I still fly QR because I love the J product, both hard and soft; but I stopped crediting to QRPC last year because the earn/burn ratio is so pathetic. Now I credit to AA; although I have to watch every flight carefully because a fair number of QR flights don't get credited without intervention.
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Old Aug 6, 2019, 11:36 am
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OLCI offer:

EDI-DOH Y-J 780 (3532 QAR).

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Old Aug 19, 2019, 2:05 am
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DOH-OTP Y-J AUD856 - hahahaha!
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