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 Apr 5, 2017, 12:33 am
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QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J EUR 844 Booking class O - Offer received 7 days before flight
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Old Apr 5, 2017, 11:39 pm
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AUP possible

Originally Posted by florens
I've got an upcoming CDG-DOH flight (QR40, A388). Does anyone know if it'll be possible to upgrade this leg from J to F and if yes what the cost would be? My J-ticket is in R class though.
Hi

Me and my wife did AUP from J to F on the A380 from CDG - DOH in January. The flight was fantastic and service was great.

Regards,

S
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Old Apr 6, 2017, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by sanjaybabur
Me and my wife did AUP from J to F on the A380 from CDG - DOH in January.
How much?
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Old Apr 6, 2017, 8:42 pm
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W


Originally Posted by Osric
QR 0002 LHR - DOH 606 O to J - 15 days before

QR 0852 DOH - KUL 351 O to J - 15 days before

Opposite question to previous poster - if I take the upgrade on the second leg only, can I access the lounge at LHR?
We will be flying PHL-DOH-KUL later this year. If the offer is for $350+/- pp each way I might be tempted to bit especially if it's on the 787. Our ticket class is O. If we did upgrade the DOH-KUL segment would we get lounge access in DOH? We have a 3 hour layover. So after flying lol day a shower would be amazing.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 6, 2017, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by lovefly88
W
We will be flying PHL-DOH-KUL later this year. If the offer is for $350+/- pp each way I might be tempted to bit especially if it's on the 787. Our ticket class is O. If we did upgrade the DOH-KUL segment would we get lounge access in DOH? We have a 3 hour layover. So after flying lol day a shower would be amazing.
Thanks in advance.
lovefly88 lounge access is basically governed by your boarding pass with the exception of op-ups to F.
If you are departing DOH in the J cabin on a QR/OW flight you will have access to Al Mourjan. At the moment you will also have access when arriving on a longhaul J flight.
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Old Apr 7, 2017, 6:54 am
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Wow, so if I find a flight that has a wide-open cabin in J and I book a discounted Y fare, I can upgrade and get the miles as if ticketed in a J cabin? My routes are to IAH or BOS, both usually have lots of empty seats, especially departing from the US.
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Old Apr 7, 2017, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Gino Troian
Wow, so if I find a flight that has a wide-open cabin in J and I book a discounted Y fare, I can upgrade and get the miles as if ticketed in a J cabin? My routes are to IAH or BOS, both usually have lots of empty seats, especially departing from the US.
Gino Troian The rules are very clear:-
- You cannot upgrade ticket classes T, O, W and G. But QR can via e-mail offers.
- You will receive Qmiles and Qpoints according to the original ticket class not the upgraded class. This is true no matter what type of upgrade you have. (Purchased with Q-miles/Qcredits, accepting an e-mail offer, upgrading at the airport for miles or cash and even if you have an op-up.
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Old Apr 7, 2017, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Gino Troian
Wow, so if I find a flight that has a wide-open cabin in J and I book a discounted Y fare, I can upgrade and get the miles as if ticketed in a J cabin? My routes are to IAH or BOS, both usually have lots of empty seats, especially departing from the US.
You will get the J cabin miles only if you upgrade by paying the fare difference between your Y fare (whatever booking class it is, even O,T,W or G) and a J fare (R,I,D,C,J booking classes) otherwise, as written by remdk, you will get the Y miles only.
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Old Apr 9, 2017, 7:07 pm
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15 days in advance:

QR 0714 IAH-DOH $1190
QR 0285 DOH-YVN $230

QR 0286 YVN-DOH $200
QR 0713 DOH-IAH $750

Looking like I'll have a row of 3 seats to myself on all of my flights.

I would probably pull the trigger eastbound for $400-$500.
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Old Apr 10, 2017, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by Osric
OK thanks, makes sense (unfortunately).

Will have a think - seems like just too much to be worth it, given it's a daytime flight.
The offers ex-UK are substantially more than elsewhere because there is quite a large difference in APD (passenger duty) between economy and premium cabins that needs to be added onto QR's fare for the upgrade. By comparison, BA's upgrade offers for LHR - NYC are normally around the 649 mark too.
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Old Apr 10, 2017, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by wcalvert

Looking like I'll have a row of 3 seats to myself on all of my flights.

You should be careful about this, Before OLCI starts QR will not assign seats to passengers who booked the flight but did not select a seat yet. In MMB you will see all seats as available which have not been selected yet. This can change dramatically once OLCI starts.
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Old Apr 11, 2017, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by toz100
You should be careful about this, Before OLCI starts QR will not assign seats to passengers who booked the flight but did not select a seat yet. In MMB you will see all seats as available which have not been selected yet. This can change dramatically once OLCI starts.
Any recommended strategies? There have been a few seats filling in already.

This is the seating chart for the flight that really matters:



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Old Apr 16, 2017, 5:17 am
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Are there any reports of upgrade offers emailed for QR921 AKL to DOH?
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Old Apr 16, 2017, 11:58 am
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Qr914 doh -adl y - j: 1000aud
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by florin
QR905 MEL-DOH Y-J EUR 844 Booking class O - Offer received 7 days before flight
QR 1022 DOH - DXB Y - F QAR 729 (~189) Booking class O - offer received 2 weeks before flight (may 2017) If Q credits were for F instead of booking class i would have jumped on it or if offered for return flight as well. still debating right now.
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