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 Oct 7, 2022, 4:59 am
  #991  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: London
Programs: Thai Royal Orchid Plus Gold, BA Silver, Alitalia Freccia Alata
Posts: 367
Originally Posted by clsdn
... This hurts to read - you would have been able to redeem Avios in J for much less by buying straight... and kept that ticket for another time... Would have been happy to take your avios for that.
Yes I am quite aware, I had used 40,000 Avios only on the way out (LHR-DOH) to do an award upgrade to QSuites!! I'm fairly Avios rich at the moment and don't really have the opportunity to fly other than occasional work trips, so am happy to justify it psychologically as a "3x" award that has availability here and now.

(It turns out I also had the option of taking the earlier QR831 and doing a Y-F double award upgrade for 75,000 Avios only, sadly I would not be able to make it to the airport on time!)
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Old Oct 9, 2022, 12:04 pm
  #992  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,006
As a data point, here are the upgrade prices offered in app during check-in from economy (L)

MXP-DOH 1.300ish €
DOH-SGN 1.500ish €
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Old Oct 11, 2022, 10:25 pm
  #993  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Programs: QR Platinum, Star Alliance Gold (LH Sen)
Posts: 769
Originally Posted by Traveller999
DOH - BKK
QR830 Business (I) to First 133,000 Avios and 50,630 THB (around 1360 EUR)
Offer received 13 days before flight

Ill (again) not take it
Offer withdrawn by QR, 7 days before departure (possibly they did read here that Ill not take it ;-) hahaha )
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Old Oct 12, 2022, 3:05 am
  #994  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: London
Programs: Thai Royal Orchid Plus Gold, BA Silver, Alitalia Freccia Alata
Posts: 367
Originally Posted by clsdn
... This hurts to read - you would have been able to redeem Avios in J for much less by buying straight... and kept that ticket for another time... Would have been happy to take your avios for that.
Postscript: BA credited me with 140 Tier Points based on QR P fare class (business low) instead of 35 TPs for N fare class (economy low), so I am now somewhat closer to renewing my BAEC Silver/OWS. Not sure if it's a "bank error in my favour" but does cushion the blow of the high Avios spend somewhat!
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Old Oct 12, 2022, 10:54 pm
  #995  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Programs: QR Platinum, Star Alliance Gold (LH Sen)
Posts: 769
Originally Posted by Traveller999
DOH - BKK
QR830 Business (I) to First 133,000 Avios and 50,630 THB (around 1360 EUR)
Offer received 13 days before flight

Ill (again) not take it
Originally Posted by Traveller999
Offer withdrawn by QR, 7 days before departure (possibly they did read here that Ill not take it ;-) hahaha )
And offered again 6 days before departure ;-)
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Old Oct 13, 2022, 1:39 am
  #996  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,006
HAN-DOH 933€
DOH-MXP 1.614€

from K during OLCI

Last edited by maclover; Oct 13, 2022 at 11:52 pm
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Old Oct 21, 2022, 9:28 pm
  #997  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: London
Programs: Qatar Plat, Sinbad Silver.
Posts: 213
KUL to DOH. 81,600 avios. or SEK 9167. Y (fare H). to. J.

Ridiculous offer, considering Mrs.L paid 23,000 avios a month ago, zero availability ever since, now released 2 days before with 17 J seats available, crazy would of paid about 40k avios but no more.
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Old Oct 27, 2022, 4:55 am
  #998  
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 84
Some crazy cash & avios amounts here... Doesn't bring me good hope
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Old Oct 27, 2022, 5:10 am
  #999  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 38
Originally Posted by MoonJ
Some crazy cash & avios amounts here... Doesn't bring me good hope
Current offers make no sense. Just received a quote at -8d on my mobile for O to R.
ZHR-DOH 2 PAX 1948$ or 195'000 Avios (around 165$ per flight hours per passenger).
DOH-SEZ 2 PAX 1328$ or 133'000 Avios (around 133$ per flight hours per passenger).

10% discount if I take both leg = 2'948$
Today I can buy a ticket in R for 4'200 $ same legs 2 pax. As I already paid 915$ for O, savings would be 337$

No, thanks
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Old Oct 30, 2022, 10:55 pm
  #1000  
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: AU
Programs: QF
Posts: 6
DOH-SAW 1PAX 50,300 Avios or AUD790/EUR510 From economy (S) to business.
4Hrs on an a320.
Appeared -14 days and have had several e-mail reminders.
No Thanks.
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 4:35 am
  #1001  
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: LHR
Programs: OWE, *G
Posts: 219
Originally Posted by Traveller999
DOH - BKK
QR830 Business (I) to First 133,000 Avios and 50,630 THB (around 1360 EUR)
Offer received 13 days before flight

Ill (again) not take it
Got the same offer, for QR836. No chance at this price, and I expect that it will be filled with opups, as usual.
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 7:34 pm
  #1002  
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 32
Any recent DP on Cash Upgrade Offers for SEA-DOH

Any recent DP on Cash Upgrade Offers for SEA-DOH?
Seeing lot of open seats 15 days out and nothing on flights < 15 days making me believe some upgrade offers were rolled out and accepted
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 7:58 pm
  #1003  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 125
I booked my flight using QR avios. Can I still get an upgrade (using cash)? or is that not something I can look forward to?
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 8:10 am
  #1004  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham
Programs: BA Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 298
Originally Posted by MoonJ
Some crazy cash & avios amounts here... Doesn't bring me good hope
Yeah - got some flights coming up this weekend and was eyeing up an upgrade, but those demands are nuts. I've never seen upgrades being offered online either, even when I've booked direct with QR (usually book through BA).
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 11:55 am
  #1005  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 38
Originally Posted by Zebulon
Current offers make no sense. Just received a quote at -8d on my mobile for O to R.
ZRH-DOH 2 PAX 1948$ or 195'000 Avios (around 165$ per flight hours per passenger).
DOH-SEZ 2 PAX 1328$ or 133'000 Avios (around 133$ per flight hours per passenger).

10% discount if I take both leg = 2'948$
Today I can buy a ticket in R for 4'200 $ same legs 2 pax. As I already paid 915$ for O, savings would be 337$

No, thanks
Same price to upgrade during web check-in at -48h (except that the discount for both legs together is now 7%).

Received a new offer for my return on the leg SEZ-DOH for 1'332$ or 133'200 Avios (Thanks, but no again) at J-14. No upgrade offer for the DOH-ZRH yet
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