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 Jul 2, 2017, 4:20 pm
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QR836 DOH-BKK; Y to J; 353 GBP; Booking class Q; 14 days in advance

(Full routing is LHR-DOH-BKK)

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Old Jul 3, 2017, 1:36 am
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Recently flew Qatar Airways to London with my family. We flew from different locations (I'm based in Singapore while they're based in Kuala Lumpur), so bookings were separate but we matched our DOH>LHR>DOH flights.

We received our upgrade offers at different times for just to & from SIN/KUL (none for LHR), including my return flight to Singapore just 3 days before the flight:

SINGAPORE
QR947 SIN-DOH Y-J SGD621 Booking Class N - Offer received 14 days before 06/23/17 flight
QR944 DOH-SIN Y-J SGD721 Booking Class S - Offer received 3 days before 07/02/17 flight

KUALA LUMPUR
QR849 KUL-DOH Y-J MYR1492 Booking Class V - Offer received 7 days before 06/23/17 flight
QR848 DOH-KUL Y-J MYR1919 Booking Class Q - Offer received 14 days before 07/02/17 flight
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Old Jul 3, 2017, 8:23 am
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HKG-DOH-MUC

Received SUOs for my HKG-DOH-MUC today (14 days prior to departure) from W-class Y to J at HKD 4059 each leg. It's pricier than the record on FT, and I am still debating it. Once I received the email, it would be the final offer, right?

I did check my itinerary online and, like some suggested in the thread, change my booking to rebook myself in J will be somewhat cheaper and getting better fare class (for miles accumulation). But it will be upgrading both legs though.

I basically care more about HKG-DOH since it's a longer flight and on the notorious 789 Y seat-pitch. But one thing to my notice is that my itinerary on Qatar Airways website still shows my DOH-MUC is on 359, while expertflyer showed a 2-2-2 J layout (doesn't that imply a 333 or 332?) Which one should I believe?
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Old Jul 3, 2017, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by tya
Received SUOs for my HKG-DOH-MUC today (14 days prior to departure) from W-class Y to J at HKD 4059 each leg. It's pricier than the record on FT, and I am still debating it. Once I received the email, it would be the final offer, right?

I did check my itinerary online and, like some suggested in the thread, change my booking to rebook myself in J will be somewhat cheaper and getting better fare class (for miles accumulation). But it will be upgrading both legs though.

I basically care more about HKG-DOH since it's a longer flight and on the notorious 789 Y seat-pitch. But one thing to my notice is that my itinerary on Qatar Airways website still shows my DOH-MUC is on 359, while expertflyer showed a 2-2-2 J layout (doesn't that imply a 333 or 332?) Which one should I believe?
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The DOH-MUC leg is operated with a LATAM 359 (known as QATAM) with QR service and crew, but LATAM hard product. This is the correct seat map for this aircraft.
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Old Jul 3, 2017, 1:21 pm
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tya welcome to the QR forum.

The aircraft is one of four 359s leased from Latam. See http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...ch-2017-a.html for more details.
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Old Jul 8, 2017, 11:26 am
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So I ended up taking the offer and upgrade myself on HKG-DOH, only to realize they've blocked all seats and not allowing me to pre-select my seat. Currently based in TPE and there is no (East) Asian office open on weekends, so I called the U.S. call center, waited for at least 30 mins, and told there's nothing they can do, either.

I do see seats still labeled "empty" on expertflyer app though. Does anyone know why QR block it on their website? Or is it just me because I was taking the offer instead of buying J upfront?
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Old Jul 8, 2017, 12:45 pm
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tya there are several reasons why a seatmap is completely blocked, or does not even appear.
1) there is a change of aircraft when all seats are reallocated by QR

QR have a quirk that they only show seats that have been selected by a passenger leaving other seats as selectable (unoccupied). Expertflyer does not seem able to pick up those passengers who have not selected a seat.and thus will show available seats when the cabin has no selectable seats. Add to this the fact that QR block the front row of every cabin because this is where the bassinet seats are located. These seats are usually only available at airport check-in.

So 2) there are no selectable seats available

3) There is only one seat available for selection.

4) The cabin is genuinely fully occupied.

You may find the http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...-seat-map.html and the http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...on-thread.html threads useful and informative.

When OnLine Check-In (OLCI) opens you will usually find that only selected seats are shown as occupied and you can select from the unoccupied seats.
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Old Jul 12, 2017, 2:39 pm
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Have an upcoming flight bokked in unrestricted Y economy booking class " Y " . Any experience ? Are upgradings from higher BK's cheaper ?
By the way DE-DOH are only 9 seats taken 21 free
DOH-HKT all 22 seats still free ( departure next week ).

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Old Jul 16, 2017, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike
Have an upcoming flight bokked in unrestricted economy booking class " Y " . Any experience ? Are upgradings from higher BK's cheaper ?
By the way DE-DOH are only 9 seats taken 21 free
DOH-HKT all 22 seats still free ( departure next week ).
Didn't get anything. No email no OLCI offer, nothing. Even booked in highest economy bookingclass and business wide open. Is it possible to still get an offer, ( already OLCI and printed BP'S )
** May be the thing is, that we are 5 pax including 3 chd., and them not want to upgrade childrens ?
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 8:35 am
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike
Didn't get anything. No email no OLCI offer, nothing. Even booked in highest economy bookingclass and business wide open. Is it possible to still get an offer, ( already OLCI and printed BP'S )
** May be the thing is, that we are 5 pax including 3 chd., and them not want to upgrade childrens ?
Weird, especially if the cabin is empty. I am not 100% sure but according to experiences reported here, at the airport the offer will be the fare difference (so not really an offer). You will anyway be able to upgrade with your miles at the airport.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by Jeff_
Weird, especially if the cabin is empty. I am not 100% sure but according to experiences reported here, at the airport the offer will be the fare difference (so not really an offer). You will anyway be able to upgrade with your miles at the airport.
I don`t have QR miles, only BA and AA, and with both you can't upgrade QR flights.
Also sure I not plan to ask for an upgrade @ the airport. But I would like to know the criteria, how them pick people for email upgrades.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 9:43 am
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 9:49 am
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[QUOTE=bertheike;28566734]Also interesting what them call a "special offer"
from what i read here most people are upgraded from Q or S class.
The cheapest Q fare TXL-HKT return is 448++ Euro. The offers for DE-DOH vv seem to run for about 400-500 Euro per oneway and DOH-HKT for about 250 - 350 Euro per oneway. Let's calculate the cheapest for all 4 segments this means you have to pay 448++ plus 400 +400 + 250 +250 = 1748++
For 1.651++ them already offer R class, including milage and everything else.

Code:
@17JUL17**17JUL17/QR BERHKT/NSP;EH/TPM  5556/MPM  7495
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R

01+JJR7R1FI      3122           J  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R
02+JJR7R1FE                4803 J  +     -     -   + -  -  12M R
03+CJR7R1FI      2020           C  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R
04+DJR7R1SI      1723           D  +     -     -   +  + -   -  R
05+CJR7R1FE                3108 C  +     -     -   + -  -  12M R
06+DJR7R1SE                2651 D  +     -     -   +  + -  12M R
07+IJR7R1RW                2489 I  +     -         +  +  + 12M R
08+YKR7R1FI      1202           Y  +  S14JUL  12AUG+
09+IJR7R1RX                2359 I  +     -         + 
10+BKR7R1FI      1044           B  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ - 
11+YKR7R1FE                1849 Y  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ 
12+RJDEP1NW                1846 R  +  B03AUG O22M
13+HKR7R1FI       922           H  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  -  
14+RJHQP8ZW                1781 R  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  
15+RJDEP1NX                1716 R  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  + 
16+RJHQP8ZX                1651 R  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  - 
17+KKR7R1SI       820           K  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  -   
18+BKR7R1FE                1606 B  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  -  
19+MKR7R1SI       734           M  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -   
20+HKR7R1FE                1417 H  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  -  
21+LKR7R1SQ       678           L  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -   
22+LKR7R1SO       659           L  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -   
23+KKR7R1SE                1261 K  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  - 
24+VKR7R1SQ       611           V  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -  
25+VKR7R1SO       592           V  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -   
26+MKR7R1SE                1128 M  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -  
27+LKR7R1SW                1043 L  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + - 
28+LKR7R1SX                1013 L  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + -  
29+VKR7R1SW                 940 V  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + - 
30+VKR7R1SX                 910 V  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + - 
31+SKR7R1RW                 848 S  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  +  
32+SKR7R1RX                 818 S  +  S14JUL  12AUG+  + 
33+NKR7R1RW                 764 N  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  
34+NKR7R1RX                 734 N  +  S14JUL  12AUG+ -  
35+OJHQP8RW                 489 O  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  - 
36+QJDEP1RW                 468 Q  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +                 
37+OJHQP8RX                 459 O  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  -                         
38+QJDEP1RX                 448 Q  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +              
39+WJHQP8ZW                 447 W  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  -                              
40+WJHQP8ZX                 417 W  +  A10JUL B19JUL+ -  -                             
41+TJDEP1RW                 370 T  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +  +                
42+TJDEP1RX                 350 T  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +  +                 
43+OJDEP1RW                 305 O  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +  +              
44+OJDEP1RX                 285 O  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +  +               
45+WJDEP1ZW                 255 W  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +                 
46+WJDEP1ZX                 235 W  +  B03AUG O22MAR+  +  + ;
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 10:06 am
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bertheike from the information available to me QRs thinking is that the higher Economy ticketing classes are so much more expensive than the lower ticketing classes that an airport upgrade for cash is an economic proposition and cheaper than an E-mail upgrade offer. The upgrade price very much depends upon the true loading of the J cabin as well as the price paid for the original ticket.
If loading is very low then airport cash upgrades are cheaper then if the cabin is almost full.
Please remember that the seat maps that you can see only show the selected seats not the actual purchased seats. If a passenger purchase a ticket for a flight it is only if he selects a seat that he appears on the seat map.
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