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Upgrade to premium

Experience our award-winning service on board the World’s Best Business Class when you upgrade your Economy Class ticket to Business Class or First Class on Qatar Airways. Depending on the cabin configuration and seat availability, you will be able to purchase a cabin upgrade for Economy Class to Business Class or First Class or Business Class to First Class.

Upgrade online before your flight

The online upgrade is available only by email invitation. To upgrade your flight, log in using the ‘online check in’ option on qatarairways.com.

Purchase an upgrade to premium on departure

At the airport check-in counter, approach any Qatar Airways staff member to purchase an upgrade to Business Class or First Class on Qatar Airways.

Visit our dedicated counter for ‘Upgrade on Departure’, conveniently located in the Market Hall at Hamad International Airport (HIA) to purchase an upgrade from Doha to your onward destination while you are transiting.

If your journey is originating from Doha, you may approach the ‘Upgrade on Departure’ designated counter after check-in and immigration.

Terms and conditions for the upgrade to premium

·         Upgrades are only applicable on flights marketed and operated by Qatar Airways.

·         Upgrades will only be available between three (3) hours to sixty (60) minutes prior to flight departure, depending on your country of departure. Please check with the airport staff during check-in to confirm upgrade availability for your flight.

·         The processing of an upgrade request is subject to seat/meal availability, and shall be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, solely at the discretion of Qatar Airways.

·         For passengers travelling with infants, upgrades are permitted on flights departing from Doha only.

·         Upgrades are only permitted for one sector - from the point of departure to/from Doha. Transit passengers can purchase an upgrade for their onward connecting flight beyond Doha through the HIA ‘Upgrade on Departure’ counter only.

·         The upgrade amount is inclusive of all taxes and fees.

·         Cabin upgrades to First Class are not available on our Airbus A380 service to or from London.

·         If a passenger has requested for a special meal in Economy Class, the meal may not be served in the upgraded cabin.

·         All menu meal options in Business and First Class are subject to availability.

·         The upgrade purchased from Doha to an onward destination is exempt from lounge access and additional baggage allowance.

·         Qmiles will be earned based on the original booking class purchased and not based on the upgraded cabin.

·         Upgrades are not applicable for passengers with additional seats for Cabin Baggage (CBBG) or Extra Seat (EXST). 

Tickets such as ID/AD, travel industry reduced rates, free/non-revenue, staff promotional or those tickets issued under some promotional fares are not eligible for upgrade purchases.

Upgrade using Qmiles or Qcredits

Redeem your Qmiles or Qcredits at the airport for yourself or a guest to upgrade to Business Class or First Class on Qatar Airways when you fly out of Doha or select airports.

Click below for more information. 


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