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 Nov 19, 2021, 10:04 pm
  #811  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Vantaa, Finland
Programs: Finnair Plus Gold
Posts: 56
Economy (O) to Business Dec 2. Helsinki-Doha 494 EUR/pp + Doha-Zanzibar 198 EUR/pp.

Not interested HEL-DOH but DOH-ZNZ is kind of tempting since it is 1AM departure arriving 7AM.
Could sleep better? But it is A320 at least now unless there is equipment change which is quite common with QR

What do ya think, is A320 worth it?

Last edited by Joey73; Nov 20, 2021 at 12:36 am
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Old Nov 20, 2021, 12:46 am
  #812  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CDG
Programs: SK Gold, AF Gold, Marriott Platinum
Posts: 3,767
A lot of the A320s have lie-flat seats similar to long-haul business. I'd take it considering the timing of the flight.
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Old Nov 20, 2021, 5:39 am
  #813  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Vantaa, Finland
Programs: Finnair Plus Gold
Posts: 56
I took the DOH-ZNZ upgrade offer. Let's see if we get the real lie flat seats.
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Old Nov 28, 2021, 4:48 am
  #814  
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Programs: Etihad Platinum, Qatar Platinum, Virgin Australia Platinum, BA Gold
Posts: 4
Does anyone know what the error 'Currency value is incorrect' means?
It appears after selecting redeem for upgrade on the upgrade tab (after selecting the flight and confirmation # of Qcredits required for upgrade, which I have a sufficient amount of).
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Old Nov 28, 2021, 6:14 am
  #815  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 412
Anyone know if you can buy cash upgrades in Doha at the gate and how they are priced? Im being offered 850gbp for doh-lhr, but I find this a bit steep at > 100 gbp/h
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Old Nov 28, 2021, 6:37 am
  #816  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CDG
Programs: SK Gold, AF Gold, Marriott Platinum
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There is an upgrade counter in the transit area where you can inquire, but it's unlikely to be cheaper than the website/app offer, at least IME. I agree that 850 GBP is quite steep though, that's the price I'd expect to pay to the West Coast, not LHR.
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Old Nov 30, 2021, 1:08 am
  #817  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: North-West Europe
Programs: Flying Blue, BA Executive Club, LH Miles & More, Air Asia BigShot, Les Collectioneurs
Posts: 268
Amsterdam
QR274 AMS-DOH Y (really cheap N class) e313 euro upgrade to Q-suites. Recieved online 14 days out.
Of course I took this offer immediately ​​​​​​​
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Old Nov 30, 2021, 11:50 am
  #818  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MUC/AMS
Programs: Flying Blue Platinum, Hilton Honors Diamond
Posts: 57
QR60 MUC-DOH (N class) 14 days out offered for 357,-, not sure yet if i'm going to take it as it's a day flight and connecting to BKK which has Qsuite, more keen to upgrade the last leg.
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Old Nov 30, 2021, 4:35 pm
  #819  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Thailand, Phuket
Programs: Emirates, Thai, TK
Posts: 441
Originally Posted by Xizm
QR60 MUC-DOH (N class) 14 days out offered for 357,-, not sure yet if i'm going to take it as it's a day flight and connecting to BKK which has Qsuite, more keen to upgrade the last leg.
same for me, received a upgrade offer AMS-DOH (385 Euro) but not DOH-HKT which i prefer more.
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Old Nov 30, 2021, 5:06 pm
  #820  
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Canton, Ohio
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 5
2 days out from the JFK-DOH evening service with EF showing J6. No offer received. Anyone care to predict?
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Old Dec 1, 2021, 4:24 am
  #821  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MUC/AMS
Programs: Flying Blue Platinum, Hilton Honors Diamond
Posts: 57
Originally Posted by Ruyi
2 days out from the JFK-DOH evening service with EF showing J6. No offer received. Anyone care to predict?
Did you check in manage my booking?
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Old Dec 1, 2021, 4:39 pm
  #822  
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Canton, Ohio
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 5
Upgrade showed up 4 hours prior to check in window opening. $1172 JFK-DOH. Took it.
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Old Dec 5, 2021, 12:59 am
  #823  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MEL
Programs: DL, QF, QR Silver, MR Lifetime Gold
Posts: 7,022
MEL-DOH A$3014 (AUD) ...about $2100 USD. Ouch!
Oddly enough, I they haven't opened up UGs for miles, but they do sell it for cash. I called and was told that phone agents can't upgrade with miles; it can only be done online (or in the app). Is that true?

ETA: I suppose I can only cross my finders that I can UG in the airport (MEL)

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Old Dec 6, 2021, 10:18 pm
  #824  
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 366
Originally booked in Q but due to schedule change, was rebooked into Y. Would I get a offer based on Q or Y class costs?
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Old Dec 10, 2021, 9:29 am
  #825  
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
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Booked flights Dub to Maldives via Doha. 9 months out to travel been offered upgrade to Business Lite for 1600E Return per person. Looking through this it seems like a decent price around 790 EW. As the original ticket was economy we wouldn't of received long access anyway and looking at the Business Lite package it doesn't seem too different except for that? Any thoughts on this or would it be better to wait and see closer to to the time?
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