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 Sep 19, 2021, 12:33 am
  #796  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 38
Flying ZHR-DOH-SEZ in 12 days

No e-mail received but when I go to the manage my reservation in Qatar website I got the following offer :
QR 0678; DOH-SEZ; O-R; 259 CHF (~278$)
Seems a good deal for a 5h15 flight in a 777-300ER, so I accepted.

From your experience, do you think I may also obtain an offer from the leg ZHR-DOH as we get closer to departure, or their is very little chance if they already did a proposal for the second leg?
When I check at Expert Flyer, 4 seats are blocked, 7 available, 25 already reserved.
Would love to try the Business Class in the A350, even if it's not a Q-Suite configuration
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Old Sep 26, 2021, 11:47 pm
  #797  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
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As we are flying in 4 days, I did not expect an offer for the leg from Zrich to Doha.

However, today under manage booking, I can see the following offer :

QR 096; ZHR-DOH; O-P; 493 CHF (~532$)

Apparently the equipment has been changed from a A350-900 (no Qsuite) to A350-1000 with Qsuite). I assume thats the reason they offer me an upgrade as the initial plane had only 36 Y seats (fully booked) and the new one has 46 seats.

Not the best deal, but really want to try the Q suite that is uncommon from Zrich

Apparently the upgrade mention P class now (new Business Lite) while my leg from Doha to Seychelles that I upgraded 10 days ago mention R class (Buisness Classic).
I wonder if this ticket will give me access to the lounge in Doha, as they announce that starting 1 October, lounge is again included in class R ticket.

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepo...eFamilies.html
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Old Sep 27, 2021, 12:21 am
  #798  
 
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Originally Posted by Zebulon
I wonder if this ticket will give me access to the lounge in Doha, as they announce that starting 1 October, lounge is again included in class R ticket.
It shouldn't. Lounge access is specifically excluded as per the T&Cs of the offer, as you do not actually hold an R-fare ticket, but the underlying Economy fare originally booked. Whether the lounge dragon will be aware of this is another matter, but sometimes the check-in agents will even write NO LOUNGE on the boarding pass to drive the point home.
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Old Sep 29, 2021, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88
It shouldn't. Lounge access is specifically excluded as per the T&Cs of the offer, as you do not actually hold an R-fare ticket, but the underlying Economy fare originally booked. Whether the lounge dragon will be aware of this is another matter, but sometimes the check-in agents will even write NO LOUNGE on the boarding pass to drive the point home.
Thanks, I just though that I may be in a gray zone as until now R fare does not allow lounge access, but this will change on the 01.10. (the exact date of my outbound flight) and new upgrade from economy seems to be on P fare (with no lounge access). Anyway, I may try my luck in Doha if it's not to crowdy.

Today I received an offer for my intbound flights

QR 679; SEZ-DOH; O-?; 352 CHF (~378$)
QR 095; DOH-ZHR; O-?; 421 CHF (~452$)

A bit strange that the first leg is more expensive in my inboud and less expensive for the second leg. Will wait for my PCR test results before taking a decision.
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Old Oct 2, 2021, 12:01 am
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DOH-DFW from N 1033 usd
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Old Oct 3, 2021, 11:06 am
  #801  
 
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Hello,

Looking for some advice. I know nobody can tell me anything 100% with my situation, more looking for anecdotal experiences if anyone comes close to my situation. I'm looking to travel YUL-DOH-HKT. I'm looking to book the whole thing with BA Avios. The YUL-DOH leg is in J but the DOH-HKT leg is in Y.

First off, does anybody know what fare bucket you end up booking into on QR if you purchase a Y award via BA Avios? I assume that would make some sort of difference.

Second, has anybody ever been able to upgrade with cash from whatever fare class you end up booked in if you purchase a QR Y award via BA Avios? If so, is the cost more or less in line with the many examples listed already in the thread?

Thank You
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Old Oct 3, 2021, 3:48 pm
  #802  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
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Originally Posted by jfacowns
Hello,

Looking for some advice. I know nobody can tell me anything 100% with my situation, more looking for anecdotal experiences if anyone comes close to my situation. I'm looking to travel YUL-DOH-HKT. I'm looking to book the whole thing with BA Avios. The YUL-DOH leg is in J but the DOH-HKT leg is in Y.

First off, does anybody know what fare bucket you end up booking into on QR if you purchase a Y award via BA Avios? I assume that would make some sort of difference.

Second, has anybody ever been able to upgrade with cash from whatever fare class you end up booked in if you purchase a QR Y award via BA Avios? If so, is the cost more or less in line with the many examples listed already in the thread?

Thank You
Your ticket will be issued by BA and be on 125 stock. You shouldn't be able to upgrade online. You could try your luck at the airport or 'upgrade on departure' desk at HIA.
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 3:53 am
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Any idea what the price range is (used to be) to upgrade Business to First on LHR-DOH and DOH-LHR?
My QSuite flights are now A380.
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by Andrew35K
Any idea what the price range is (used to be) to upgrade Business to First on LHR-DOH and DOH-LHR?
My QSuite flights are now A380.
It is unlikely you would be offered an upgrade from J to F on this route. You would most likely have to pay the fare difference.
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Andrew35K
Any idea what the price range is (used to be) to upgrade Business to First on LHR-DOH and DOH-LHR?
My QSuite flights are now A380.
For what it's worth, in 2019 I was offered an upgrade from business to first from Doha to Guangzhou on the A380 for 1097 EUR.
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Old Oct 18, 2021, 4:56 pm
  #806  
 
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Planning to fly LAX - DOH - BOM and back in Nov/Dec timeframe. What are the chances of upgrade offers if I book the cheapest economy? sorry have never flow QR and don't have any status
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Old Oct 19, 2021, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by MNSWEEps
Planning to fly LAX - DOH - BOM and back in Nov/Dec timeframe. What are the chances of upgrade offers if I book the cheapest economy? sorry have never flow QR and don't have any status
It depends on the loads. If you are planning to fly during peak season where schools close and Pakistanis, Indians, Persians, etc... go visit their family during Christmas holiday, you might not have that much luck but if you're traveling mid-week on early-November and early-December you might have a chance.
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Old Oct 20, 2021, 2:48 am
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Flying from DOH to LAX this week, just got an offer for $1400 USD to upgrade to Q-Suites...

It's on my bucket list to fly them, especially for a 16 1/2 hour flight - but I'll try my luck at the airport. If they can go between $800-$1,000 I'll pull the trigger.

If not, crossing my fingers for a poor-man's first class with a row to myself.
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Old Nov 3, 2021, 2:55 am
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DOH to BCN next week. 420 to Qsuite.

I took it.
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Old Nov 16, 2021, 7:56 pm
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Nov 9: QR 764 YUL-DOH from W fare in Y class.to J. CAD 2030 at checkin. 10+ J seats empty. Y was about 95% full
Nov 14: QR 763 DOH-YUL from W fare in Y class to J. CAD 2300 after checkin at Upgrade counter. 10+ J seats empty. Y was about 70% full
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