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

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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 Nov 18, 2019, 9:14 pm
  #601  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 202
I just paid USD348 for Windhoek to Doha upgrade Y to J after the Doha to Windhoek J seats were sold out, no upgrade of any sort was possible

luckily on the flight down the back of the plane was empty and the crew service was attentive

I want to burn these Qmiles ASAP though without getting stuck in Economy again
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Old Nov 19, 2019, 5:39 am
  #602  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: UK
Programs: BA Silver, IHG Platinum
Posts: 960
Offered 721GBP BKK - DOH (14 November). Y to J upgrade.

Unsurprisingly, I did not partake. Ridiculous offer.
NoY likes this.
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Old Nov 19, 2019, 10:05 am
  #603  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Programs: QR PC
Posts: 46
Got offered QAR 1400 (about 400 USD) Doha to Muscat onboard A320 with full lie flag seat - yes, marketed and sold as F, but in reality it is J with Arabic coffee and dates service.

No Qmiles, no baggage allowance of lounge access...

obviously, I passed!
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Old Nov 24, 2019, 11:42 am
  #604  
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 30
Offered $1,398AUD (about $1,000USD) for Y to J from Manchester to Doha - a 6 hour flight. Silly pricing.
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Old Nov 24, 2019, 8:22 pm
  #605  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MEL
Programs: DL, QF, QR Silver, MR Lifetime Gold
Posts: 7,022
A$1400 for a 6 hour flight is insane.
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Old Dec 17, 2019, 8:21 pm
  #606  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MEL
Programs: DL, QF, QR Silver, MR Lifetime Gold
Posts: 7,022
Doh-muc a$1242 (us $850)
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Old Jan 27, 2020, 6:59 am
  #607  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12
QR344 - LIS - DOH - 519 EUR

QR858 - DOH - SEOUL - 677 EUR

from economy to business, original booking class T, considering taking DOH -ICN segment, even though not a very nice price, do you think I can get a better deal at the airport counter?
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Old Jan 27, 2020, 7:56 am
  #608  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: ZRH
Programs: QRPC
Posts: 228
A friend of mine got DOH-ZRH upgraded. 2 Persons for 750 USD together. They have been asking 500 USD each but he said no, he said would pay the 750 for the two of them and they agreed because J was pretty much empty that day.
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Old Jan 27, 2020, 11:07 pm
  #609  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Programs: QR PC
Posts: 46
Interesting.. that's the first I hear of QR negotiating on upgrade prices!
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Old Jan 27, 2020, 11:55 pm
  #610  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: PAR
Programs: QR Plat, Accor Plat
Posts: 1,090
Originally Posted by scholten
QR344 - LIS - DOH - 519 EUR

QR858 - DOH - SEOUL - 677 EUR

from economy to business, original booking class T, considering taking DOH -ICN segment, even though not a very nice price, do you think I can get a better deal at the airport counter?
You can probably upfare (transforming it into a real business class ticket with all the perks like extra luggage allowance, lounge access, more Qmiles...) your outbound LIS-DOH-ICN for about the same price as paying the upgrade for only the DOH-ICN...
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Old Jan 28, 2020, 12:13 am
  #611  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 12
Why no decent priced cash offers now?

Why is it that in previous times you could get reasonable deal on these emailed offers, but now they are ridiculous prices?
The last offer I received to CLK was just about on par to the actual J price!
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Old Jan 28, 2020, 1:29 am
  #612  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: ZRH
Programs: QRPC
Posts: 228
Originally Posted by Georgetrout
Why is it that in previous times you could get reasonable deal on these emailed offers, but now they are ridiculous prices?
The last offer I received to CLK was just about on par to the actual J price!
Enhancements. ;-)
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Old Jan 28, 2020, 9:56 am
  #613  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12
The price to upfare would be more than 1600EUR, I decided to take the offer. However there was something new for me, there was a "Deal" option that if you accepted the upgrade for both the legs there would be a discount of 150 euros. So I too both for about 1000 Euros, not the best deal, but as a QR Platinum I will be able to access Al Safwa for the 8 hours layover, which I would not be able to access if I upgraded with my miles.
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Old Jan 28, 2020, 9:57 am
  #614  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by Matt4
You can probably upfare (transforming it into a real business class ticket with all the perks like extra luggage allowance, lounge access, more Qmiles...) your outbound LIS-DOH-ICN for about the same price as paying the upgrade for only the DOH-ICN...

The price to upfare would be more than 1600EUR, I decided to take the offer. However there was something new for me, there was a "Deal" option that if you accepted the upgrade for both the legs there would be a discount of 150 euros. So I too both for about 1000 Euros, not the best deal, but as a QR Platinum I will be able to access Al Safwa for the 8 hours layover, which I would not be able to access if I upgraded with my miles.
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Old Jan 28, 2020, 10:17 am
  #615  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: ZRH
Programs: QRPC
Posts: 228
Originally Posted by scholten
The price to upfare would be more than 1600EUR, I decided to take the offer. However there was something new for me, there was a "Deal" option that if you accepted the upgrade for both the legs there would be a discount of 150 euros. So I too both for about 1000 Euros, not the best deal, but as a QR Platinum I will be able to access Al Safwa for the 8 hours layover, which I would not be able to access if I upgraded with my miles.
So 1000 for LIZ-DOH-ICN ?
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