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Old 22nd May 2019, 10:30
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Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to stay for training in Sydney? Starting late July. Thanks!
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Old 22nd May 2019, 10:46
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Originally Posted by cqd
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to stay for training in Sydney? Starting late July. Thanks!
You can generally find good deals on the airport hotels if you book far enough in advance. Otherwise find a classmate to buddy up with and rent a two-bedroom apartment, you can save a bit of money and I've heard the Meriton is quite good. All depends on how much you're willing to fork out.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 01:08
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Hi Guys/Gals, have read through the whole thread hoping to find an answer to a recruiting question but definitely hasnít been asked. The min requirements state ďAustralian CPL and have passed all ATPL subjectsĒ. I came through the Jetstar Cadetship quite a few years ago and gained all CAA NZ ATPL subjects, not CASA.
Does anybody know if your application would get knocked back for having CAA NZ ATPL subjects as it doesnít actually state CASA ATPL subjects.
I emailed QANTAS pilot recruitment with this question and got a very confusing email back that didnít answer my question at all.
Thanks in advance
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 01:35
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You need the Australian ATPL subjects. I know of somebody who went through the QantasLink recruitment process (which is very similar) and made it to the documentation check on the assessment day before anyone realised they did not have Australian ATPLs. The process ended there.

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Old 16th Jun 2019, 01:47
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Originally Posted by muffman
You need the Australian ATPL subjects. I know of somebody who went through the QantasLink recruitment process (which is very similar) and made it to the documentation check on the assessment day before anyone realised they did not have Australian ATPLs. The process ended there.
Thanks muffman, time to get my ATPL and TTMRA it I think
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 01:19
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QANTAS internal applications

Iíve also heard a rumour recently that internal applications may be opening up again soon. Does anyone have any information or knowledge of this? Much appreciated in advance.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 11:56
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Iíve also heard a rumour recently that internal applications may be opening up again soon. Does anyone have any information or knowledge of this? Much appreciated in advance.
Word on the street is possibly August or September for EOI.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 15:57
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Sorry RD but you have absolutely no idea what youíre on about. Donít know if youíve ever been a long haul pilot, as you seem to keep your cards close to your chest, but this, to me, seems a lot like someone heckling from the cheap seats.

I actually fly this PER-LHR sector. Iíve tried lots of different options including coming over the day before. For this particular sector, which departs early evening, it works best, for me, to spend a night in my own bed. Get up when I wake up, catch the early afternoon flight to Perth, have a couple of hours to iron a shirt and grab a bite to eat, then go to work. I donít care if I have the first break, or second. It doesnít matter as I either have first break and doze, or second break and have a solid four hour sleep. I actually find that Iím arriving in London ready to start the day. I donít even feel like I need to sleep immediately after getting to the hotel.

What seems to escape some people is that this aircraft flies for 18 hours before arriving in London. You should plan to rest on board. Get a solid four hours sleep in the crew rest and I feel Iím arriving in London relatively fresh. The mindset here is that people should be as fresh as they would be when your average office worker arrives at there desk at 9am after 9 hours sleep in their own bed. This is not possible when your flying back of the clock. What office worker spends 18 solid hours at their desk without sleep? If they do then theyíd be in absolutely no state to drive home, let alone land an aeroplane. Add to that a back of the clock roster and itís imperative that you plan a sleep on board. The best way to achieve that is to plan to sleep, as best you can, when your body clock wants you to sleep. That means being ready to sleep 4-8 hours into this 18 hour sector. By flying over on the day of the flight I find I can achieve this. Fly over on the day before and I canít. Iíd be more than happy explaining this to ďHis HonourĒ.

Some airlines, Emirates is one, have an operating crew and a relief crew. The relief crew are actually encouraged to turn up tired. They are expected to take the first break so it would be pointless turning up fresh as a daisy and not be able to sleep. Qantas has Second Officers so this wonít work. So some latitude must be allowed to achieve your own balance.

I guess the takeout from this is that crew rest is individual. What works for some, might not work for others. By taking BAs cookie cutter approach by banning staff travel on the day of operating would actually make matters a lot more stressful for everyone, especially those who find paxing on the day works best for them. The best way is undoubtedly what Qantas presently does. Leave it up to the individual to make up their own mind on what works best for them. Unfortunately, rules will probably be forced upon us because desk bound self appointed experts think they know better.
Try rolling up into Dubai less than 12 hours before any duty. Tea with no biscuits will be the result. An EK can monitor ALL arrivals through passport control!!
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 23:22
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Try rolling up into Dubai less than 12 hours before any duty. Tea with no biscuits will be the result. An EK can monitor ALL arrivals through passport control!!
If this thread was about joining Emirates your post would be relevant.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 00:19
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Try rolling up into Dubai less than 12 hours before any duty. Tea with no biscuits will be the result. An EK can monitor ALL arrivals through passport control!!
Lets not use EK as an example of how to fairly treat staff.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 04:27
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So has anyone heard anything recently about the current recruitment situation? I know some guys who did the medical + psych months ago but not a peep at this stage.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 04:42
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Ground schools are full for the rest of the year.

No more are planned until at least middle 2020. If that does eventuate, you are probably looking at recruitment starting up again early 2020. By this stage all the initial applications who were unsuccessful back in 2017 will be allowed back in for another try, so it will be as competitive as ever.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 00:27
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Has anyone been allocated a training spot from September onwards? No one on the hold file I know has heard of anyone getting a September onwards spot but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened?
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:09
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I know of someone starting in September
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:57
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Has anyone been allocated a training spot from September onwards? No one on the hold file I know has heard of anyone getting a September onwards spot but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened?
Yes, Sep, Oct and Nov
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 12:51
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Yes, Sep, Oct and Nov
Internal or external?
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 21:54
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Internal or external?
Oct internal. Sep and Nov both.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 00:28
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QF Domestic SYD Base Recruitment

Hi all, does anyone know when QF will put a call out for SYD Base Domestic Crew? Iím ex long haul with another airline and have been out of the game for about 7 years. Does anyone know anything?

Many thanks
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 00:33
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Originally Posted by mattandy
Hi all, does anyone know when QF will put a call out for SYD Base Domestic Crew? Iím ex long haul with another airline and have been out of the game for about 7 years. Does anyone know anything?

Many thanks
Are you talking pilot or FA? They don't direct hire into the 737- it's via a stint as SO on long-haul.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 00:39
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Originally Posted by mattandy
Hi all, does anyone know when QF will put a call out for SYD Base Domestic Crew? Iím ex long haul with another airline and have been out of the game for about 7 years. Does anyone know anything?

Many thanks
So QF only recruit directly into long haul. They will never advertise on the 737 because it is against the EBAs. Having said that, on commencing a course on the 787 or 330, presently, you could expect to transfer to the short haul within 6months. It obviously has a lot to do with seniority and what bases you are happy to move to, for instance guys happy to move to Perth could pick up a 737 spot in their first few weeks joining the company. SYD is more of a senior base so you could be waiting a lot longer
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