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 20, 2017, 10:55 am
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QR1019 DXB-DOH Y-F QAR 729 Booking class O - Offer received 15 days before flight
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Old May 25, 2017, 1:26 pm
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I'm praying I get an offer. My flight is in 15 days.
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Old May 25, 2017, 1:58 pm
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Basanez if you get an offer compare it to the actual current cost of upgrading your ticket. It sometimes happens that the e-mail offers are more expensive than purchasing a 'normal' upgrade
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Old May 25, 2017, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk
Basanez if you get an offer compare it to the actual current cost of upgrading your ticket. It sometimes happens that the e-mail offers are more expensive than purchasing a 'normal' upgrade
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And how to find the price if it is a O booking class that does not allow online changes via MMB? Calling CS? If you have paid a deeply discounted ticket there is a chance to get a not-so-expensive paid upgrade on the ticket?
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Old May 25, 2017, 3:15 pm
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343 O ticket class is not upgradable with reward upgrades using Qmile or Qpoints. It is still possible to change for cash but it will obviously cost more than the higher ticketing classes.
But it is the specific fare rules that govern if it is possible. Fare rules vary from origin to origin, from ticketing class to ticketing class and sometimes from offer to offer.
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Old May 25, 2017, 6:19 pm
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Thank you! I'm definitively hopeful to get an upgrade offer at least on my initial segment. My trip has a mix of T, N and O economy tickets so I'll wait and see. For the moment the whole trip is pricing at $4500 per person so I'm waiting for a possibly cheaper upgrade offer. Thanks again!
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Old May 26, 2017, 5:20 am
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N to J offer DOH - FCO : 1639 QAR , 2 weeks out
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Old May 28, 2017, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by Upgrade Me 2017
N to J offer DOH - FCO : 1639 QAR , 2 weeks out
Thanks for you report. What was the flight number?
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Old May 29, 2017, 3:47 am
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Speaking to my seat mate the other day.

Paid $1000AUD for an upgrade on PER-DOH
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Old May 29, 2017, 4:21 am
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Just wondering.

Is there any opportunity to pay cash to upgrade award reservations?

Just wondering whether it is possible to pay at gate/lounge to upgrade to J if booked in y on an award (because of lack of award space in J obviously!)
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Old May 29, 2017, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by catharsis
Just wondering.

Is there any opportunity to pay cash to upgrade award reservations?

Just wondering whether it is possible to pay at gate/lounge to upgrade to J if booked in y on an award (because of lack of award space in J obviously!)
catharsis with the introduction of the new website there have been a number of changes to the PC rules. From a quick skim of the PC rules and the PC website the Only One cabin class upgrade and the no upgrade of reward flights rules seem to have been removed except for airport upgrades.

So NO you cannot upgrade a reward flight at the airport.
However with the revised rules you should be able to upgrade reward ticket online before hand.

On the other hand it would be typical QR that they have made a series of errors in transferring the rules!
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Old Jun 13, 2017, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by obduro
Airport Upgrades (AUPs) AUPs are subject to availability, and the willingness of the agent you are interacting with to sell you one.

In transit at Doha: Approach the Customer Service Desks located at Concourse A, B and C. Alternatively, approach the agents at the Al Mourjan lounge or Al Safwa lounge, Privilege Club First Class lounge ( for Platinum members) and Business Class lounge (for Gold and Silver members).
I asked about this at the customer service desk in concourse C - they told me that they could *not* process such requests and sent me back through security to the sales/ticketing desk at the transfer area. They couldn't help me either.

I should have asked at the lounge of course... My mistake was based upon the fact that the lounge didn't seem to have a separate service desk apart from the lounge dragons at reception, and from BA and AA these will not usually handle ticketing queries.

It appears that the customer service desks in the concourses no longer process these (or I had an unhelpful agent).
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Old Jun 21, 2017, 10:41 am
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Old Jun 21, 2017, 11:31 am
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Has anyone received an upgrade email for lax-doh? I'm flying the long flight in a few weeks and trying to anticipate the $$ it'll take to go from Y to J...
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Old Jun 21, 2017, 2:52 pm
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Eagerly awaiting upgrade offer

Hi all, I'm flying syd-doh-ath on 14/7 for my big 40 and desperately want an upgrade, esp for the 17hr leg. Aside from stalking my inbox next Thursday... Any hints or tips? Expert Flyer is showing 10 seats still available in business. At the moment I have seats reserved in economy upstairs.... Could we sneak into the bar area at least? 🤣
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