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
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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Cash upgrades on QR

Old Mar 25, 2017, 2:08 am
  #46  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Programs: QR Gold, BAEC, Marriott Rewards Gold, SPG Gold
Posts: 1,149
Originally Posted by toz100
I can add 2 recent cases of not being escorted. So maybe it is indeed a new practice?
If this is provided by Al Maha I think I read somewhere that QR had withdrawn the service.
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Old Mar 27, 2017, 4:49 am
  #47  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangkok, Tokyo, Mumbai
Programs: UAMP, DLSM, EYEG, QRPC
Posts: 133
Got the offer just 2 weeks before the flight.
I am sorry that original email is deleted by accident and the price is approx, in my memory.

BKK-DOH Q class, 12000THB
DOH-LAX Q class, 39000THB

35THB=USD
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Old Mar 31, 2017, 8:00 am
  #48  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 26
QR815 HKG-DOH Y-J 380€ Booking Class S offered 7 days before flight 07.04.
QR057 DOH-MUC Y-J 436€ Booking Class S offered 7 days before flight 07.04.
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Old Mar 31, 2017, 2:15 pm
  #49  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: HEL, SIN, LON
Posts: 120
Flight 942 DOH-SIN L class -> biz 334€

Offer received week before.

Totally worth it IMHO.
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Old Apr 1, 2017, 7:18 am
  #50  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Washington DC
Programs: QR: Gold; Marriott: Amb; UA: 1K; Taj: Silv
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QR578 DOH-DEL Y-J USD190 Booking Class N - Offer received 6 days before 04/05/17 flight
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Old Apr 1, 2017, 8:01 am
  #51  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Washington DC
Programs: QR: Gold; Marriott: Amb; UA: 1K; Taj: Silv
Posts: 254
QR541 CCU-DOH Y-J USD210 Booking Class N - Offer received 15 days before 04/16/17 flight
QR707 DOH-IAD Y-J USD820 Booking Class N - Offer received 15 days before 04/16/17 flight
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Old Apr 1, 2017, 8:05 am
  #52  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: PHL
Programs: AA Lifetime Gold, HH Diamond, SPG Lifetime Platinum
Posts: 11
QR728 PHL-DOH Y-J USD970 Booking Class O - Offer received 15 days before 04/10/17 flight
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Old Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 am
  #53  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Doha, Qatar
Posts: 378
QR1104 DOH-BAH Y-F
QAR765 offer received 15 days before flight on March 30th.

Its about the same as what I originally paid for the return flight. Not really worth it for such a short flight and only one way. However, I do reckon I could get my moneys worth in the 1st lounge!
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Old Apr 2, 2017, 7:38 am
  #54  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Singapore
Posts: 11
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. It’s 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!

QR947- SIN to DOH- Y-R- SGD$697- Booking class O- Offer received on 31st March 2017, 2 weeks before departure flight on 14 April 2017

Not sure if its worth it but its my virgin business class experience!
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Old Apr 3, 2017, 12:17 am
  #55  
 
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QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J AUD 1180 Booking class O - Offer received about 15 days before flight
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Old Apr 3, 2017, 12:28 am
  #56  
 
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If you upgrade the first leg of a AAA - DOH - BBB itin, can you access the lounge in DOH as well, or only at AAA? The T&Cs seem to point to the latter, but I wonder if anyone has tried and what the result was?
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Old Apr 3, 2017, 4:24 pm
  #57  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Originally Posted by florin
If you upgrade the first leg of a AAA - DOH - BBB itin, can you access the lounge in DOH as well, or only at AAA? The T&Cs seem to point to the latter, but I wonder if anyone has tried and what the result was?
Only if AAA is long haul J (5+ hours).
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Old Apr 4, 2017, 8:37 am
  #58  
 
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QR 0002 LHR - DOH £606 O to J - 15 days before

QR 0852 DOH - KUL £351 O to J - 15 days before

Opposite question to previous poster - if I take the upgrade on the second leg only, can I access the lounge at LHR?
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Old Apr 4, 2017, 8:49 am
  #59  
 
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Originally Posted by Osric
QR 0002 LHR - DOH £606 O to J - 15 days before

QR 0852 DOH - KUL £351 O to J - 15 days before

Opposite question to previous poster - if I take the upgrade on the second leg only, can I access the lounge at LHR?
Osric welcome to FlyerTalk and to the QR forum.
Because you are not departing LHR in J then you have no lounge access.

If you have status with another Oneworld member (OWSapphire or OWEmerald) then look at https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-...eaccess/lhr/-1 to see which lounge are available to you. It is a good ide to look at the OW lounge page for any airport because sometimes there are better lounges than the one QR have chosen.
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Old Apr 4, 2017, 9:25 am
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Originally Posted by remdk
Osric welcome to FlyerTalk and to the QR forum.
Because you are not departing LHR in J then you have no lounge access.

If you have status with another Oneworld member (OWSapphire or OWEmerald) then look at https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-...eaccess/lhr/-1 to see which lounge are available to you. It is a good ide to look at the OW lounge page for any airport because sometimes there are better lounges than the one QR have chosen.
OK thanks, makes sense (unfortunately).

Will have a think - seems like just too much to be worth it, given it's a daytime flight.
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