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 9, 2020, 5:36 pm
  #706  
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For both flights and both cabins, the seat maps show that most of the seats are empty.
However, a reminder that seat selection in QR is not free of charge in Economy Class and Business Classic passengers can't choose their seats until online check-in so the seat maps do not show an estimate of the loads for QR flights.
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Old Dec 9, 2020, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by fanosch
also, would someone with expertflyer be so kind and check the load factor?


Thanks a lot
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Old Dec 10, 2020, 9:08 am
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LAX -DOH 12/23 QR740 $2238
DOH-MLE 12/25 QR674 $915

or $2772 if both for three passengers

Class N. Received via email two weeks before departure.

No offer yet for MLE-DOH-SFO (QR673 and QR737) via the new nonstop on 12/30-12/31.

This is a pretty tempting offer... especially the LAX one though I wonder how the latest lockdown will affect the loads in Y. I would imagine that the return DOH-SFO would be lighter since its such a new route and EF shows a light load though I know I cant trust the EF maps. Curious... would testing positive for COVID in the lead up to meet MLE requirements be considered an involuntary change that qualifies for a upgrade refund? I know these are non refundable even if I change dates according to the FAQs.
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Old Dec 10, 2020, 1:29 pm
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The earliest that the upgrade offers are sent is 15 days before the flight so it's pretty normal that you haven't received upgrade offers for your return leg.
Also, testing positive would be an involuntary change that qualifies for a refund according to the Extending our Commitment policy ( even on non-refundable tickets )
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Old Dec 10, 2020, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
The earliest that the upgrade offers are sent is 15 days before the flight so it's pretty normal that you haven't received upgrade offers for your return leg.
Also, testing positive would be an involuntary change that qualifies for a refund according to the Extending our Commitment policy ( even on non-refundable tickets )
Right, so I know the ticket itself is covered by the COVID guarantee with the flexible changes and stuff. But the FAQ makes it clear that upgrades are non-refundable, even when you change the dates of the itinerary. So just wondering what happens if I have to change my flight dates because I tested positive before departure - is that an exception to the non-refundable policy of upgrades since upgrades are regularly non-refundable or non-transferable for date changes?



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Old Dec 10, 2020, 3:27 pm
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Upgrades are non-refundable in case of voluntary changes or cancellations. For example, if you have upgraded your ticket and you wish not to travel or change your dates voluntarily, the upgrade fees would not be refunded.

However, in involuntary cases ( a COVID positive result is considered as involuntary ), you would be either rebooked in Business Class or you would be refunded the amount you paid for an upgrade. Although, I am not sure if you need to prove QR that you are actually COVID-19 positive. They might ask for your test certificate via e-mail, fax, etc...

By the way, unless inventory is filled in Business Class, the upgrade offers stay the same. You could also wait until you receive your test results if you are worried that it would be painful to get a refund for the upgrade. The upgrades are there until check-in closes and sometimes there are some more discounted offers at the airport counters. ( For DOH, it's at the upgrade-at-airport desk )
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Old Dec 10, 2020, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Upgrades are non-refundable in case of voluntary changes or cancellations. For example, if you have upgraded your ticket and you wish not to travel or change your dates voluntarily, the upgrade fees would not be refunded.

However, in involuntary cases ( a COVID positive result is considered as involuntary ), you would be either rebooked in Business Class or you would be refunded the amount you paid for an upgrade. Although, I am not sure if you need to prove QR that you are actually COVID-19 positive. They might ask for your test certificate via e-mail, fax, etc...

By the way, unless inventory is filled in Business Class, the upgrade offers stay the same. You could also wait until you receive your test results if you are worried that it would be painful to get a refund for the upgrade. The upgrades are there until check-in closes and sometimes there are some more discounted offers at the airport counters. ( For DOH, it's at the upgrade-at-airport desk )
Thank you. I guess I will email Qatar as well just so that I have an official audit trail in case something happens. The upgrade offer for LAX seems very tempting at only $740ish per head...
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Old Dec 11, 2020, 6:27 am
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Hey I just received an offer to upgrade this morning but it is not available now. Does anyone know if they the agent on the phone can assist?

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December 18/2020
Montreal - Doha $2847 for 3 pax
Doha Johannesburg $1398 for 3 pax

If both purchases together $3735 CAD or $1245 each
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Old Dec 11, 2020, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by montrealflyer1985
Hey I just received an offer to upgrade this morning but it is not available now. Does anyone know if they the agent on the phone can assist?

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December 18/2020
Montreal - Doha $2847 for 3 pax
Doha Johannesburg $1398 for 3 pax

If both purchases together $3735 CAD or $1245 each
The offers could be taken by other passengers at the same time and could change or disappear at any time. If you can't see the offer in "Manage my Booking", the hotline agents would be unable to reserve it for you.
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Old Dec 11, 2020, 6:49 am
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Is there a chance they would send it out again? There still seems to be lots of seats open.
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Old Dec 11, 2020, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by montrealflyer1985
Is there a chance they would send it out again? There still seems to be lots of seats open.
Yes, on some occasions new upgrade offers could be available.
Also, a reminder that they might not send e-mails every time when an upgrade is available. It might be useful to check the QR website if you have any specific upgrade offers. If there is no upgrade available in MMB, it would show "No upgrade is available."
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Old Dec 11, 2020, 8:54 am
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LHR-DOH-MLE Upgrade

Offered by email 2 weeks before flight Economy to Business:
22nd Dec
LHR-DOH - 538
DOH-MLE - 267
PLUS 485 saving if upgrade both legs of flight which would mean 708 per person to upgrade the whole outbound journey
Would be tempted if just me but for a family of five........
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Old Dec 13, 2020, 4:47 pm
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Is there a specific bucket that QR gets the upgrade inventory from for cash upgrades? Im trying to upgrade my LAX-MLE flight (QR740 12/23 and QR674 12/25), but its not letting me. I want to upgrade both legs to take advantage of the discount, but when I click upgrade for both legs, nothing happens. Theres no error message too saying that its unavailable - it just shows the QR logo and then nothing pops up. Now when I just select the LAX leg only, then it takes me to the payment page. Is this an error or is there specific fare bucket it looks for? When I checked the QR website to see if I can book J seats for the DOH-MLE leg, it says there are four seats in the elite fare class.
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Old Dec 17, 2020, 12:57 am
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DOH-SFO in V for 12/31 on QR737. No offer for the inbound MLE-DOH on 12/30 yet, though I suspect thats a full flight.

Received offer two weeks prior for $4305 USD for three passengers - almost double the $2238 offer I received for LAX-DOH. Needless to say, I will not be taking this offer and accepted the LAX one. I noticed a trend that offers seem to be much higher for flights ex-DOH.
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Old Dec 31, 2020, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by arthursiew
Is there a specific bucket that QR gets the upgrade inventory from for cash upgrades? Im trying to upgrade my LAX-MLE flight (QR740 12/23 and QR674 12/25), but its not letting me. I want to upgrade both legs to take advantage of the discount, but when I click upgrade for both legs, nothing happens. Theres no error message too saying that its unavailable - it just shows the QR logo and then nothing pops up. Now when I just select the LAX leg only, then it takes me to the payment page. Is this an error or is there specific fare bucket it looks for? When I checked the QR website to see if I can book J seats for the DOH-MLE leg, it says there are four seats in the elite fare class.
That happened to me when I was trying to fly DFW>DOH>ZNZ. They added a technical stop in DAR and somehow that messed up the coding so it errored out every time I tried to upgrade the whole flight online despite accepting the offer within 3 minutes of the email offer arriving. I made lots of phone calls and went to the Qatar help desk, but they can't be bothered to fix it. I wound up having to upgrade at the airport for more $$.
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