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 Dec 3, 2020, 4:03 am
  #691  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: ZRH
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Offer received a week before the flight:
MLE-DOH 916
DOH-ZRH 644
Yeah, thats not happening. :P

MLE-DOH has no availability with qmiles while MLE-ZRH does.
Not very nice to offer paid upgrades but not with qmiles/qcredits for the same flight.
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Old Dec 3, 2020, 6:17 am
  #692  
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
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Hey, did you receive the email at the time when your flight would have departed?
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 2:51 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Received upgrade offer to business class as follows (appx 2 weeks to departure);

ORD - DOH - ISB for $1,522 for self (adult) and a 7 year old child. The upgrade premium seems very reasonable. Wondering if I should accept it? Any thoughts?

What's the service level like in business class during the COVID era? Is it even worth the premium?
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by slyman103
Received upgrade offer to business class as follows (appx 2 weeks to departure);

ORD - DOH - ISB for $1,522 for self (adult) and a 7 year old child. The upgrade premium seems very reasonable. Wondering if I should accept it? Any thoughts?

What's the service level like in business class during the COVID era? Is it even worth the premium?
The service in Business at the moment is great at the moment and far better than most other airlines.
However, with the light loads in Economy, you would most likely get your own 3 seat block so you could also enjoy an Economy Class row to yourself.
Unless you are traveling close to Christmas, the loads shouldn't be that high.

For the price, if that number is for 2 people, take the offer. However, if that number is per person, check the loads for your flight, if it's crowded take it, if not, Economy Class is certainly not bad when the cabin is empty.
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 3:03 pm
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The price is for two (ie $761 per person) and departure date is Dec 18.

How do I check loads for my flight?
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by slyman103
The price is for two (ie $761 per person) and departure date is Dec 18.

How do I check loads for my flight?
If you share your travel dates with us, I could help checking the loads.
IMO, $761 per person is a great deal.
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 3:25 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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That would be great, thank you!

My departure is Dec 18 from ORD to DOH @ 7.10pm on QR 726 then it connects on Dec 19 from DOH to ISB @ 8.20pm on QR 632.
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 3:26 pm
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Last edited by slyman103; Dec 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm Reason: correction
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 3:31 pm
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The ORD-DOH flight seems like middle-empty according to the seat map. The DOH-ISB flight looks super-empty.

However, the deal you received is a great offer and you may want to reconsider it.
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 4:27 pm
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Thanks for you help. At this point I might as well pay for it and enjoy the experience for a change!


Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
The ORD-DOH flight seems like middle-empty according to the seat map. The DOH-ISB flight looks super-empty.

However, the deal you received is a great offer and you may want to reconsider it.
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by slyman103
Thanks for you help. At this point I might as well pay for it and enjoy the experience for a change!
You're welcome
Enjoy the QSuites
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Old Dec 4, 2020, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
The ORD-DOH flight seems like middle-empty according to the seat map. The DOH-ISB flight looks super-empty.

However, the deal you received is a great offer and you may want to reconsider it.
I agree with ISTFlyer that this is a good deal for two Qsuite segments. For the last 3 trips all I have been offered > $1500/person upgrade for LAX-DOH segment.
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Last edited by iamanil; Dec 5, 2020 at 3:27 am
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Old Dec 5, 2020, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by iamanil
I agree with ISTFlyer that's this is a good deal for two Qsuite segments. For the last 3 trips all I have been getting > $1500/person upgrade for LAX-DOH segment.
Same, for my recent DOH-USA or vice-versa flights, I always got something in the $1400-1500 mark. The only time I got a reduced rate was for $749 on DOH-IAD in July 2020.
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Old Dec 6, 2020, 1:20 pm
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Has anyone received an email offer from Montreal? I haven't seen anyone post about Montreal on this thread. I am leaving on December 18th YUL-DOH-JNB and haven't received an email offer........
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Old Dec 9, 2020, 5:22 pm
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Got this offer for PRG-JNB flight. Could anyone clarify if the offer displayed in the email is per passenger or all passengers in reservation?

Email:

QR292 I Wednesday 23 December 2020 Prague Doha

Economy To Business 20,422 CZK*

QR1363 I Thursday 24 December 2020 Doha Johannesburg

Economy To Business 15,917 CZK*

*Prices mentioned above are to upgrade all passengers in the bookings



After clicking the link price doubles however on the top is stated me + 3 passengers which is nonsense as we are only two traveling and our names figure there twice. So not sure if the price in the email is really per person contrary to what is mentioned under * or there is some error on the upgrade page.

Upgrade website:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to offer you an exclusive opportunity to upgrade your ticket to the next higher cabin class for your upcoming flight. The special upgrade fare for each flight is listed below.

Please select the flight you wish to upgrade and click the "Upgrade" button to proceed further.

Booking Reference Number :

Passenger(s)

ME +3 Passenger(s)

Departure flight

Special offer : Save 7960.00 CZK in total for all passenger when you select both the departure flights for upgrade.*

Select Prague to Doha

23 Dec 2020 | QR 292 Prague Doha Economy to Business 40844.00 CZK*

Select Doha to Johannesburg

24 Dec 2020 | QR 1363 Doha Johannesburg Economy to Business 31836.00 CZK*


Also, would someone with ExpertFlyer be so kind and check the load factor?


Thanks a lot
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