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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Old Jul 14, 2020, 10:06 am
  #646  
 
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If there are still business class seats available, you should be able to upgrade the airport, though that is based on my pre-covid experience! The upgrade desk, if you haven't done it before, is under the overhang of the main atrium, to the right (at about 2 o'clock) if you're facing the bear.

Haha, I hope that's all still true; it's been a while!
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Old Jul 14, 2020, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by RSDoha
If there are still business class seats available, you should be able to upgrade the airport, though that is based on my pre-covid experience! The upgrade desk, if you haven't done it before, is under the overhang of the main atrium, to the right (at about 2 o'clock) if you're facing the bear.

Haha, I hope that's all still true; it's been a while!
Thank you! Thought you were talking about the DFW upgrade desk until you mentioned "facing the bear"! I can't even pull up my itinerary on their website today. Something is very glitchy.
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Old Jul 17, 2020, 9:22 am
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Okay, this is driving me crazy.
Upgrade offer for both legs received July 14 at 8:01 a.m. Accepted offer within 8 minutes, trying to upgrade both resulted in alternating error messages and "no seats available" message. Called customer service for help, they told me leg 1 was unavailable, didn't address leg 2. Went back online and booked leg 1 only with no problem, so they weren't providing accurate information.

Another upgrade offer for the elusive leg 2 received yesterday at 8:02 a.m. Was online and tried to accept immediately. Got the "no seats available" message. ExpertFlyer shows 8 open business seats, 10 occupied and 4 blocked. FYI, this is flight QR 1353 on July 23. It has been tinkered with significantly lately- used to / sometimes flies DOH>JRO , I am flying DOH > ZNZ, now it is also making a technical stop in DAR.

Has anyone had this happen? If so, any luck resolving it? I'd love to get it handled before I leave.
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Old Jul 27, 2020, 12:30 pm
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For travel this week

LAX-DOH Y -> J $1420
DOH-IST Y -> J $630

If both upgrades purchased together: $1804
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Old Jul 29, 2020, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by MsEllie
Okay, this is driving me crazy.
Upgrade offer for both legs received July 14 at 8:01 a.m. Accepted offer within 8 minutes, trying to upgrade both resulted in alternating error messages and "no seats available" message. Called customer service for help, they told me leg 1 was unavailable, didn't address leg 2. Went back online and booked leg 1 only with no problem, so they weren't providing accurate information.

Another upgrade offer for the elusive leg 2 received yesterday at 8:02 a.m. Was online and tried to accept immediately. Got the "no seats available" message. ExpertFlyer shows 8 open business seats, 10 occupied and 4 blocked. FYI, this is flight QR 1353 on July 23. It has been tinkered with significantly lately- used to / sometimes flies DOH>JRO , I am flying DOH > ZNZ, now it is also making a technical stop in DAR.

Has anyone had this happen? If so, any luck resolving it? I'd love to get it handled before I leave.
Wound up upgrading DOH>ZNZ leg for $450 at the desk in Doha on July 22. It turned out I was unable to upgrade online because flight QR1353 has merged with a flight to DAR and occasionally goes to Kilimanjaro.
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Old Aug 7, 2020, 5:56 am
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Does cash upgrade specifically mean I have to pay in cash at airport? Or they accept cards as well? Silly question though.

What is better with respect to price: Online upgrade or upgrade at counter during flight day?

Also if I am transiting in Sydney, where can I find Qatar counter during transit so as to request upgrade?

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Old Aug 7, 2020, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by cherubim
Does cash upgrade specifically mean I have to pay in cash at airport? Or they accept cards as well? Silly question though.

What is better with respect to price: Online upgrade or upgrade at counter during flight day?

Also if I am transiting in DOH, where can I find Qatar counter during transit so as to request upgrade?
Obviously, they do accept credit cards; the term cash is used to mention pay-to-upgrade rather than a mileage upgrade.
The upgrade rates fluctuate so the price may differ; it might be cheaper at the airport if nobody has purchased an upgrade until then; however, it might be the opposite.
The upgrade counter is in the central duty-free area near the teddy bear. If you can't see the counter, you could always ask the information desk over there.
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Old Aug 7, 2020, 6:50 am
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If you want a few more bits of info (based on the last time I was at HIA in December):

The upgrade desk is to the right as you face the big bear, at around "2 or 3 o'clock", if that helps. It's sort of under the overhang.

Upgrades are available for sale starting at 3 hours before departure time, and it is strictly enforced. If you're at the airport early enough, and business class on your flight is likely to be popular, then it's wise to be at the desk a little before the 3 hour mark so that you're ready!
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Old Aug 7, 2020, 2:05 pm
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Sorry if this has been answered already - I did have a look but couldn’t find an answer.

Does anyone know if you can upgrade a reward ticket with cash at the upgrade desk in Doha - I have a reward ticket (booked via BA) of which I have one leg booked in economy due to lack of availability in J

Thanks!
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Old Aug 8, 2020, 9:08 pm
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Old Aug 10, 2020, 10:23 am
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For travel next week:

IST-DOH Y -> J $648 (for 2 seats)
DOH-ORD Y -> J $1458 (for 2 seats)

If both upgrades purchased together: $1854 (for 2 people on the same PNR)
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Old Aug 24, 2020, 2:57 pm
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Can anyone elaborate on whether these email upgrades prices are honored or offered at the airport currently (or even historically)? I would imagine not but just thought I'd ask. Thanks in advance!
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Old Aug 24, 2020, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by kq747
Can anyone elaborate on whether these email upgrades prices are honored or offered at the airport currently (or even historically)? I would imagine not but just thought I'd ask. Thanks in advance!
From my past experience, airport upgrade price for QR almost certainly exceed the prices offered via the email (you are likely to be paying for the difference between economy and business), so these are very much exclusive to online upgrade prior to travelling.
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Old Aug 25, 2020, 5:54 am
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For travel in Sept:

Current Booking Class: W (cheapest economy)
MNL-DOH Y -> J $633 seat map currently shows QSUITE
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Old Aug 27, 2020, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by SpeedAdvantage
For travel in Sept:

Current Booking Class: W (cheapest economy)
MNL-DOH Y -> J $633 seat map currently shows QSUITE
Is that USD ?
Did you accept the offer ?
For 9h in Q-Suites, I certainly would
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