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 7, 2022, 3:08 am
  #961  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
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Originally Posted by florin
If it's a revenue booking, then you are eligible even if you are not a PC member. When you go to Manage Booking on the QR website, or in the QR mobile app, if case upgrades are available then they would appear there. They usually become available some 2 weeks before the flight. The price goes up significantly the day of departure (and I think the day before as well), so if a cash UG is your plan, it's cheaper to do it ahead of time (if available).

If it's an award booking, you can't do cash upgrades.
thank you! Yes its a revenue booking, I will keep an eye on manage booking, is it obvious when I login or do I need to look for it?
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Old Sep 7, 2022, 8:08 pm
  #962  
 
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
thank you! Yes its a revenue booking, I will keep an eye on manage booking, is it obvious when I login or do I need to look for it?
You can add a booking to your account and when you log in it becomes obvious (click on the profile icon in the top right corner). Can you log in without being a PC member?

There's always the alternative of looking for it using the PNR and last name. Below the flights (above the meal preference), if you wait a bit it will load the upgrade options (if any).
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Old Sep 14, 2022, 2:11 pm
  #963  
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Just to verify, the cash upgrades offered through the website are booked in P-class? I am trying to keep an eye on my flight trough expertflyer, but want to set up an alert.
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Old Sep 14, 2022, 10:37 pm
  #964  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
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DOH-SHJ

DOH-SHJ
Y-F QAR808 or 22,200 avios
Email sent 2 weeks before departure

An email came first, then the offer appeared in the app. According to the T&Cs, the offer includes an extra 10kgs of checked baggage. I don't recall that being included before, but it's been a while since I've had an upgrade offer.
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Old Sep 15, 2022, 12:38 am
  #965  
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
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Originally Posted by RSDoha
DOH-SHJ
Y-F QAR808 or 22,200 avios
Email sent 2 weeks before departure

An email came first, then the offer appeared in the app. According to the T&Cs, the offer includes an extra 10kgs of checked baggage. I don't recall that being included before, but it's been a while since I've had an upgrade offer.
Pretty good deal compared to the steep fares that QR charges on the DOH-DXB route.
Given the upgrade is to the First Class, will there be lounge access to the AlSafwa?
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Old Sep 16, 2022, 9:46 pm
  #966  
 
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The T&Cs say no premium lounge access, so sadly no Al Safwa. If the upgrade offer included AS access, I'd consider taking it...
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Old Sep 17, 2022, 6:35 am
  #967  
 
Join Date: Sep 2022
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I've a bit new to this and received my first ever QR upgrade offer; however, I thought it to be extortionate considering the comparative cost of simply paying for business class round trip.
After doing some reading through the thread... I think I'm right! Here's what is currently sitting as an 'offer' for me:

Original legs booked in O class for 382 (my return flights are R):

LHR-DOH QR 0012, Sept 22 2022, 1720 (Approx 1,981.24 EUR/ 1,984.28 USD). Original booking class O, upgrade to R(?). I received the offer on: Sept 17 2022 (price was 5 cheaper on Sept 16 2022, original date of offer).

DOH-SEZ QR 0678 Sept 23 2022, 672 (Approx 774.07 EUR/ 775.25 USD). Original booking class O, upgrade to R. I received the offer on: Sept 10 2022.

Total for upgrading both legs: 2392/ 2755.31 EUR/ 2759.53
USD.


For comparison, a full-priced round trip R fare is 2620.76. Is there some way to flag this to QR?! Surely the website/ mobile app is broken. There's no way this pricing is correct?

Thanks for any advice, appreciate this thread greatly!
(BA Bronze/ OW Ruby/ PC Burgundy - not sure if this is relevant!)
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Old Sep 18, 2022, 12:39 pm
  #968  
 
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DOH-BEY

Y-F QR 1050 (around $280)

Included access to Al Safra lounge which was an unexpected surprise. Note this was an airport upgrade and considerably less than the offer in MMB. All good. Loved the Al Safra lounge.

Last edited by Grantosol; Sep 24, 2022 at 7:41 am
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Old Sep 19, 2022, 12:52 am
  #969  
 
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BKK - DOH

QR831 Business (C) to First 144,000 Avios or 1300 EUR , QCredits not offered as payment

Ill not take it
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Old Sep 19, 2022, 2:42 am
  #970  
 
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Originally Posted by Traveller999
BKK - DOH

QR831 Business (C) to First 144,000 Avios or 1300 EUR , QCredits not offered as payment

Ill not take it
Wow that's steep. A vanilla First award seat is only 75000 Avios!
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Old Sep 19, 2022, 3:23 am
  #971  
 
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Originally Posted by Traveller999
BKK - DOH

QR831 Business (C) to First 144,000 Avios or 1300 EUR , QCredits not offered as payment

Ill not take it
I made a mistake - its 133,000 Avios not 144,000.
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Old Sep 19, 2022, 11:25 am
  #972  
 
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Originally Posted by Traveller999
BKK - DOH

QR831 Business (C) to First 144,000 Avios or 1300 EUR , QCredits not offered as payment

Ill not take it
Given how often they fill the F cabin with upgrades, I think there might be a chance even if you wont go for the upgrade offer.
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Old Sep 19, 2022, 8:09 pm
  #973  
 
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Originally Posted by Andrew35K
Given how often they fill the F cabin with upgrades, I think there might be a chance even if you wont go for the upgrade offer.
Yes, I will try it at checkin :-)
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Old Sep 21, 2022, 11:44 am
  #974  
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Just got an upgrade offer for my flight on the 23rd, AMS-DOH: economy to business (Q suite) for 1706 euro or 170.600 Avios.

Needless to say, I am not taking this offer, almost 300 euro per hour of flight..
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Old Sep 22, 2022, 9:10 am
  #975  
 
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Received an offer of $2,160 for IAD-DOH (13h flight) and $679 for DOH-DAC. Y-class booking.

I was planning on taking them if they were even reasonablebut this is absurd.
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