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 Oct 22, 2020, 8:13 am
  #676  
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Originally Posted by kevinyu
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.
Pre-COVID I always used my BAEC status on QR flights and I didn't get any of these when I had BA status when traveling on QR Y.
I could not talk about QRPC members as I got my QRPC status through the status match in May 2020 which I'm currently enjoying it.
Similar to your situation, the service on QR made me shift all my long-haul trips to QR.
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Old Oct 25, 2020, 3:48 am
  #677  
 
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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
So the offer disappeared from mmb and last night was available again LHR DOH 936 and DOH BKK 631 no thanks especially looking at very low passenger loads if there were giving mileage based on the cabin might be tempted prices are GBP
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Old Nov 1, 2020, 6:11 am
  #678  
 
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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.
Someone asked on the forum if you could get a second email so wanted to share; I received another email a week before departure for DOH-NBO at $431 so no price change
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Old Nov 7, 2020, 4:17 am
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QR 302, HEL-DOH, Y->J, 258 EUR, booking class W,
QR 416, DOH-BEY, Y->F, 257 EUR, booking class W.

Routing HEL-DOH-BEY rt. Offer received via e-mail 14 days prior departure (November 2020).
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Old Nov 7, 2020, 7:51 am
  #680  
 
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Just received the best offer I’ve ever gotten for CGK-DOH. Got the offer via email 14 days prior to departure. Original ticket was Economy Value (O).

QR955 CGK-DOH: 4,983,708 IDR (Around $350)
QR167 DOH-ARN: 8,420,748 IDR (Around $592)
Upgrade Both Flights: 11,786,183 IDR (Around $829)

Decided to upgrade QR955 CGK-DOH, I think it’s a no-brainer at that price. It’s a 9 hour flight leaving just after midnight, I think it’s worth it to pay that much to get a better sleep.
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Old Nov 7, 2020, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinyu
Just received the best offer Ive ever gotten for CGK-DOH. Got the offer via email 14 days prior to departure. Original ticket was Economy Value (O).

QR955 CGK-DOH: 4,983,708 IDR (Around $350)
QR167 DOH-ARN: 8,420,748 IDR (Around $592)
Upgrade Both Flights: 11,786,183 IDR (Around $829)

Decided to upgrade QR955 CGK-DOH, I think its a no-brainer at that price. Its a 9 hour flight leaving just after midnight, I think its worth it to pay that much to get a better sleep.
Would definitely grab that upgrade from CGK. Was that on a 787?
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Old Nov 8, 2020, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by SpeedAdvantage
Would definitely grab that upgrade from CGK. Was that on a 787?
Its an A359 (sadly not Qsuites but still, definitely worth the upgrade).
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Old Nov 11, 2020, 11:34 pm
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Offers for travel within the next few days - Received them 3 days ago the flight

QR 708 IAD-DOH Y->J $1405 ( A350-900 QSuites )
QR 237 DOH-SAW Y->J $530 ( A350-900 old seats )

If both flights are upgraded at the same time -> $1702 ( $233 discount )
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Old Nov 14, 2020, 7:04 am
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Angry

Got the offer via email 14 days prior to departure. Original ticket was Economy Promo(W).

QR740 LAX-DOH: $1435
QR739 DOH-LAX: $1859

I guess upgrades prices are back to the pre-COVID offers.

Last edited by iamanil; Nov 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm Reason: cleanup
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Old Nov 15, 2020, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by iamanil
Got the offer via email 14 days prior to departure. Original ticket was Economy Value (W).

QR740 LAX-DOH: $1435
QR739 DOH-LAX: $1859

I guess upgrades prices are back to the pre-COVID offers.
Economy Value (W).
Are you sure? I understood Value was K, L, M and V prior to the recent changes. W would have been an Economy Promo?
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Old Nov 15, 2020, 8:08 pm
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Fixed it in my initial post.
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Old Nov 18, 2020, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Flightson
QR 302, HEL-DOH, Y->J, 258 EUR, booking class W,
QR 416, DOH-BEY, Y->F, 257 EUR, booking class W.

Routing HEL-DOH-BEY rt. Offer received via e-mail 14 days prior departure (November 2020).
I ended with an upgrade for HEL-DOH, 258 EUR. I should also note, that I was refused advance seat selection, despite being OWE (BA). I found this a bit strange, since I could still reserve seats for the Y legs.
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Old Nov 19, 2020, 1:04 pm
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QR 58, MUC-DOH, Y->J, 341 EUR, booking class T,
QR 836, DOH-BKK, Y->J, 364 EUR, booking class T.

And 620 EUR for both. But I am not going to upgrade because I am so sure that I can also sleep in the Y class for empty 3 or 4 seats. I heard from someone that flew in Nov and there were only 15 people on board!!!
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 3:17 am
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NRT-DOH DOH-MXP and question on offer visibility

Hi guys, I flew on September 25-26, got the following offers at online check in 2 days before the flight:
NRT-DOH Y-J 419 booking class N
​​​DOH-MXP Y-J 609 booking class N
Took the first one only, being substantially cheaper, longer flight, and on an A350-1000 (Qsuites!). Excellent deal I'd say.

One question: for those getting offers via email like 1-2 weeks in advance, does it automatically become visible in the MMB? Considering it as a surprise to my gf (have access to her MMB, but I'm not getting email updates)
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Old Dec 3, 2020, 3:50 am
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CPH-DOH 3680 DDK is 495 €
DOH-BKK 2681 DDK is 360 €

Q-Credit upgrade not avaible to BKK but to DOH (been like that since booking). I secure the upgrade with Qcredits to Doha and then click link to come to the cashoffer to pay for second leg upgrade,.only to be meet by ERROR MESSAGE : THIS OFFER IS NOT VALID ANYMORE.

Timeframe from E-Mail offer recived, securing upgrade first leg and beeing denied on second leg are less then 5 minutes

Not a customer friendly way of doing business and i was very clear on that statement when i rang minutes later! All the agent had to say was that the offer was not avaible.
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