Qatar Airways has created more upgrade opportunities for Privilege Club members. Previously, members could only upgrade from coach to business class with miles. Now, members can upgrade from business to first or coach to first on flights where business class is not offered.
The miles needed to upgrade one way from business to first are identical to the number of miles need to upgrade one way from coach to business. And the mileage requirement for a one-way upgrade from coach to first class is 150 percent of the coach to business class mileage requirement. For example, a member flying from Doha to Dubai will need 5,000 miles to upgrade from coach to business, 5,000 miles to upgrade from business to first and 7,500 miles to upgrade from coach to first.