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 Aug 27, 2020, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Nizar
Is that USD ?
Did you accept the offer ?
For 9h in Q-Suites, I certainly would
Yes in USD, I normally get an offer of around 800 USD for MNL-DOH so this is really a fair deal.

Unfortunately, travel is still restricted in Doha as they don't allow foreign passport holders.
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Old Aug 28, 2020, 11:38 am
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For past travel this week, I have received.
Ticket was re-issued 2 days before the flight and the offer was available at MMB straight after I rebooked the ticket.

SAW-DOH Y -> J $530
DOH-ORD Y -> J $1285
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 12:45 pm
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I just received my upgrade offer email from QR but the prices are quoted in OMR, is this the usual currency used by QR for upgrades?.... it's tempting as they charge 245 OMR for ZRH-DOH-MLE but I thought it was QSuites but it seems they swapped the planes and only the ZRH-DOH leg is in QSuites.

ZRH-DOH: QR96 Sept 12 for 134 OMR
DOH-MLE: QR672 Sept 13 for 110 OMR
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Old Sep 21, 2020, 10:40 am
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FWIW, upgrade on QR69 DOH-FRA on Sept 26th is 2276 QAR.
Too rich 4 me.
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Old Oct 15, 2020, 9:00 am
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Cash upgrade offer LHR-BKK 992/331 respec....

Just received upgrade offer on LHR-DOH-BKK for 29/10/20 departure

From economy O to business ( same booking class both sectors)

LHR-DOH GBP 992 DOH-BKK GBP 331

No thanks to LHR-DOH but tempted to upgrade to BKK however if my Covid test went the wrong way I'm guessing I will lose the 331
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Old Oct 15, 2020, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by spec119
Just received upgrade offer on LHR-DOH-BKK for 29/10/20 departure

From economy O to business ( same booking class both sectors)

LHR-DOH GBP 992 DOH-BKK GBP 331

No thanks to LHR-DOH but tempted to upgrade to BKK however if my Covid test went the wrong way I'm guessing I will lose the 331
At that price there's not much difference difference between a fare difference upgrade and that would include lounge access and mileage
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Old Oct 19, 2020, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by kq747
At that price there's not much difference difference between a fare difference upgrade and that would include lounge access and mileage
The DOH-BKK was reasonable IMO but LHR-DOH ridiculous I would wonder why anyone would bother when you think about cabins about 1/3 full strangely the offer is now unavailable despite loads of seats available who knows how they work these things out
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Old Oct 19, 2020, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by spec119
The DOH-BKK was reasonable IMO but LHR-DOH ridiculous I would wonder why anyone would bother when you think about cabins about 1/3 full strangely the offer is now unavailable despite loads of seats available who knows how they work these things out
It was also previously discussed somewhere in the forum that for UK departures, the UK authorities collect a higher tax for premium cabin passengers so that's why cash upgrade rates for ex-UK flights are significantly high.
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Old Oct 19, 2020, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
It was also previously discussed somewhere in the forum that for UK departures, the UK authorities collect a higher tax for premium cabin passengers so that's why cash upgrade rates for ex-UK flights are significantly high.

I think I was charged GBP75 when I upgraded with Qpoints still is totally out of context if my flight was not so dependant on a neg covid test would have gone for DOH-BKK @ GBP331 very good value
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Old Oct 20, 2020, 2:50 am
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LHR-DOH today 998 - No thanks
DOH-MLE - 313 - I took it even though it's a short flight
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Old Oct 21, 2020, 5:40 pm
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Sent 13 days prior to departure for Nov 4, 2020

ORD-DOH: $709
DOH-NBO: $431

$128 discount if both are accepted.

Pretty reasonable to me when you consider what they have charged in the past for USA upgrades. Also I was booked as Economy Promo W fare class so very fair IMO. Called QR to check fare difference upgrade and it was well over $2000.
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Old Oct 21, 2020, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kq747
Sent 13 days prior to departure for Nov 4, 2020

ORD-DOH: $709
DOH-NBO: $431

$128 discount if both are accepted.

Pretty reasonable to me when you consider what they have charged in the past for USA upgrades. Also I was booked as Economy Promo W fare class so very fair IMO. Called QR to check fare difference upgrade and it was well over $2000.
Yes, I have also received a DOH-IAD offer for $749 but didn't take it because the flight was empty in Y and I was enjoying my bulkhead suite.
I guess that when the loads are low in J on North American routes, the upgrade prices for J significantly decreases.

I'll be flying DOH-USA multiple times until the end of this year. I'll report back if I get the offer. Although, unless something operational happens I have either 16A or 16K for all of my flights. ( on A350-900 & A350-1000 )
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Old Oct 21, 2020, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
I'll be flying DOH-USA multiple times until the end of this year.
Have you been greeted differently, acknowledged or given more attention being a Platinum in Y?
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Old Oct 21, 2020, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by mileageking
Have you been greeted differently, acknowledged or given more attention being a Platinum sitting in Y?
Yes, both the cabin service director in Economy Class and the crew serving my seating area were paying more attention to myself and on most flights, I was addressed by name. Also, on services where the trolley goes from the back to the front, they asked my meal choice before the service starts and reserved it until my turn has come. Plus, when I ordered something at the galley ( drinks or movie snacks ), it was always delivered to my seat rather than self-service at the galley.

These were what I noticed.
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Old Oct 21, 2020, 10:29 pm
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Ive been flying between ARN and CGK a few times in the past few months, here are the upgrade offers I received around two weeks before departure:

ARN-DOH: 3,790 SEK (Around $433)
DOH-CGK: 4,084 SEK (Around $467)
CGK-DOH: 8,535,954 IDR (Around $584)
DOH-ARN: 5,769,948 IDR (Around $395)

All looked pretty reasonable to me, I booked Economy O (Value). Was pretty tempted to upgrade the redeye DOH-CGK but didnt take it as the flight was pretty empty in Y, had a great sleep.

Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Yes, both the cabin service director in Economy Class and the crew serving my seating area were paying more attention to myself and on most flights, I was addressed by name. Also, on services where the trolley goes from the back to the front, they asked my meal choice before the service starts and reserved it until my turn has come. Plus, when I ordered something at the galley ( drinks or movie snacks ), it was always delivered to my seat rather than self-service at the galley.

These were what I noticed.
I also received the same treatment as Silver (about to be Gold). Addressed by name from right when I enter the cabin after priority boarding until the end of the flight, personal welcome at my seat stating todays flight time, asked for my meal choice before everyone else (even giving me my meal before everyone else at a couple of flights), and one cabin member even proactively came to my seat right after I woke up asking if I want a hot drink, bringing it to my seat right away (the cabin was still dark, this was before breakfast service). Finally before landing the cabin service director would come back to my seat to ask how my flight was, if I had any feedback, and thank me for flying QR. I dont know if this is the usual service with QR (only started flying with them this year) but I really felt like they were paying more attention to me, loved the service I got and its why I intend on continuing to fly with QR.
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