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Old 12th Nov 2009, 05:08
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Qatar Airways - Wannabes & Recruitment II

Wow first of all congrates to all those who shall be going to the training.
I am wondering if it is really that much easy to become a cabin crew in Qatar airways ?
I am 17 and I am from Pakistan but residing in Saudi Arabia. I have plan to join any domestic airlines in Saudi Arabia from the next year as I would have turned 18 . After working there for two years, I shall apply for Qatar airways but I really dont know how to apply from Saudi Arabia. If i apply online and I get shortlisted, will they call me to come to Doha?
Moreover the age criteria for Emirates, Qatar and Saudi airlines disappoints me as Id have to wait for so many years. Isnt it like Qatar airways take me as a cabin crew if Im only 18 or 19??
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 07:55
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if you are under 20 they wont take you.. however, if you are 19 and you are going to turn 20 in the 6months following the OD then they might consider you.. i think that they take applicants over 20 because of their alcohol serving policy.. but im not sure.. maybe somebody else can give you a sure answer..

hey usagi and starbitee you guys are graduating soon? so 7 weeks have gone up this fast? i still remember that we were in the same situation (waiting for clearance) and you guys are almost done with training.. anyways, good luck for the exams to both of you!!
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 08:23
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guys who are interested in QR

just think twice before coming here its not that easy, i finished my training and flying now for 4 weeks, my life is like hell you cant imagine how rude and mean people are in here and iam not talking about the passangers iam talking about the crew it self, i have to admit i had a really good time in the training it was really fun and all my batch mates are really nice and i was looking to start flying like crazy but now iam really think to resign , i will just give you a simple example happend during my flight yesterday; i was standing in the galley (plane kitchen) after we done the lunch service and i was helping in clearing the carts w through the garbage away and one crew who is a senior than me grab my jacket and yelled at me WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE GO OUT and pushed me away!! just for more clarification iam a girl and he was a guy i reported him to the CS (our supervisior onboard) and he told me it was a miscommunication and he is ok! that is the smallest thing i can tell YOU REALLY CANT IMAGINE
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hey tired_of_being_here.. these are things that happen when you are at work.. i have had many bad experiences too while working in a restaurant.. just like yours, crappy team mates who push you around and make you feel so inferior.. but these people are idiots.. you shouldnt care bout them.. i know you have a feeling of vengence and that you wana knock the guys teeth out.. but forget him, koz he isnt worth your time.. everywhere in the world, in the service industry there is this kind of behaviour.. but something i can tell you from experience is that the more you go through these situations.. the stronger you come out from them.. "if it doesnt kill you, it makes you stronger.."
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Doha

Hi all, I'm thinking about applying to QR and was wondering a couple of things. What is it actually like living in Doha? Is it expensive? What are your living conditions like? Is it a very strict airline to work for? Is there things to do on your days off? Sorry I know its a million questions but thought I should know before applying.
I have applied to EK and EY and I have had no response at all. I have an interview with TCX on saturday but I would much rather have a job at a bigger and better airline.
Thank you very much.x
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Hey campess

Hie dear..
No am a guy.. Am leaving my country on the 21th this month.. I got all my confirmation today. They gave me a phone call.. Thats not really too far and has got loads of stuff to prepare. OMG..
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w t F?!

weeell, this is refreshing

i don't know how you handled yourself not to give him back the same, but it's sad that you have to go and tell to the supervisor like some suckup or geek... i'm not telling that you are that, don't get me wrong, i'm just saying that it is terrible that you & other colegues have to be in this position, and even don't get a backup from anyone. i mean, you could stand up for yourself - and got fired. i don't know how i would take it, probably got sacked. for not obeying the senior who could even hit you.
you must have been traumatised and shocked.

i don't know... if you have a higher goal, stick up and withstand some more time and in the meantime, you cuold be applying for some of the UAE companies, etihad or emirates.

good luck, and stay cool!
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 13:51
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OK I shall wait till i turn 20. But as there are no training institutes in Saudi arabia so I wont be able to get any training prior to applying :S I hope training before applying isnt that much necessary..
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Training prior to applying is not necessary at all, so don't worry
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Question

and what about experience?
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HIiiiiiiiiiii

Hello guyzz

I finally got my e-ticket and my e - visa... O my god...I was supposed to travel on the 13th November.. But i am actually travelling on the 14th November.. But training starts on the 16th NOvember.. All those with the same training date, Please pm me your real name so that we can easily recognise each other through our badges..
I have loads of question for you guyss.. I have never travelled before.. I heard that you are not allowed to carry liquid stuff in your handbag..
But, i have a liquid kind of foundation.Its like a moisturiser.. Can i carry it in my handbag??? And my moisturiser?? and mascara?


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Sanakhan, you don't need either experience as a flight attendant. Me myself have never had a job related to aviation, and here I am in the recruitment process

@ Hostess: Hey girl, don't stress, everything is gonna be fine for sure!
About liquids, you can carry them on your hand luggage as long as they are contained in 100 ml or smaller packings. The maximum amount of liquid you can carry on your hand luggage is 1 liter. So maximum would be 10 x 100 ml bottles/packings. All the containers must be within one closed transparent re-sealable plastic bag (such as a re-sealable freezer bag or zip top bag) which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity or 20cm x 20cm.
Hope it clears your doubts!
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incidents at work

Zvrky,

I`ve just read that you are joining another company in the Middle-East. Well done, congratulations!

Do not think that cases mentioned above only happen at Qatar Airways!!!

And my opinion, yes, it was nothing. It`s not worth to report it or even think about it! What do you expect as a junior crew??? Yes, support: you will get it on your supy flights. After that: you might come across with collaguages who act superior. What can you do? Report them. Well, you can see how effective it was in this case! In addition, you will be `the one who reports his collaguages`. I don`t think anyone would consider your opinion during probation...

You need to keep your mouth shut and try to deal with the situation. You shouldn`t be very sensitive. That`s the reality. Complaining is a waste of time! Complaining in the galley is even worse: it can backfire easily. Complaining could go back to your Cabin Crew Manager even.

She should have talked to the crew first, NOT the senior. She should have been more tactful asking him: Have I done something wrong? Oh, sorry about that. Can you, please, clarify. Are you all right because you look so stessed! Can I help you something?

It takes around 6-12 months to get used to the job, the place and find good friends. If you survive one year, you will survive everything.
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hostess :)

I heard that you are not allowed to carry liquid stuff in your handbag..
But, i have a liquid kind of foundation.Its like a moisturiser.. Can i carry it in my handbag??? And my moisturiser?? and mascara?
carry them in small amounts only, or to be safe just put all your liquid stuffs in your check in baggage. only small amounts of liquid are allowed to be in your hand baggage because some liquids contain flammable ingredients. mascara is fine, but liquid foundation or moisturizer only depends on its amount. I suggest put enough makeup before boarding the plane, and just keep your liquid makeups in your check in baggage. just bring a powder in your bag.

have a safe trip
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 12:59
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Mari Sydneyblogs

Well thought I'd take a look back here and Mari I just have to say that I always enjoy reading your posts, always concise, to the point and telling it the way it is. Once again every comment you have made relating to this current issue is spot on!! Sydneyblogs there is a plethora of information within the previous 2,000 odd posts which cover every aspect of life in Doha and the job. Good luck to all who are still waiting for clearance.
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Auckland recruitment

Hi people, Qatar are hosting an open day this month in Auckland, I have sent off my online application but heard nothing yet. Have any kiwis out there had an invite yet?

Also is it true that male and female crew are seperate in training?
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Old 14th Nov 2009, 01:56
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Thumbs up Hey

Guys, Hostess is leaving us for doha today.. Join me to wish her luck as its her first air trip and have a nice trip too hostess..

Always be happy where ever you are. Hey am going to be in doha in a week's time too. So exciting!!

Hostess keep us updated.

more important keep in touch dear

See you soon
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Old 14th Nov 2009, 05:30
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I am SHOCKED at peoples attitudes here..."just accept it you are junior crew....what were you expecting?.....etc etc"!!!
BULLSH1T!!!!

There is a thing called respect...what happens in Qatar is a total lack of and major bullying! The problem with Qatar is no one has the balls to stand up against it! I was there, saw it all and always stood up for myself and made sure that those people who were guilty of such were dressed down and taken from the pedistal so that they never attempted such petty and cowardice behaviour again!!!

My opinion is if a crew member is rude to me, then they have the ability to be rude to the passenger so you go straight to the CS or CSD and you advice them as such....because if the passenger complains it will be the CS or CSD who gets in trouble first (especially of the pax doesnt mention the name, they will go straigh to the incharge) so as a cabin manager and people manager it is up to them to deal with the said person and deal with it correctly! None of this "cultural misunderstanding" bull!

I have now been working for BA for many years...I NEVER see that sort of disrespect to crew. New crew are dealt with kid gloves and supported 100%! If there is a problem the entire crew generally soon hear about it and make sure that the culprit does not get away with it before the trip ends....rarely will it ever go further then the Jetty (which is how all ADULT situations should be dealt with) but if it does happen to go further then you know that person does not belong in the job!

Sadly Qatar Airways is full of little Hitler syndrom (basically crwe thinking they are the Chief! LOL!) and it will only be weeded out by the strong and righteous!
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Thumbs up Ive reached the final interview

Ive reached the final interview
Ive reached the final interview for qatar airways cabin crew in rome italy last week in the 9th of november in sheraton roma, and it was one to one interview, with two sweet ladies they were too gentle and kind persons, asked me many questions about my family and my experience in customer services and why i wld like to join QR ,and then they asked me to send them my new new pics ,full lenght ,pasport size foto , a copy of my last diploma , they said to me to wait from 2 to 3 weeks to get the answer and to start my medical only if i get a positive email from them .
The day after i did a new pics and i sent all what they asked me to send and i they replied me that they get my files and from that day i have to wait another 2 weeks , .... i cant sleep at night waiting the result , is anyone here in hold like me ?
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@ sick_of_being_here

i can totally understand what youre saying, and i think its really nice of you to take the time and share with the rest of the people on this forum what happened. i would have done the same thing as you, just because youre new on the team you shouldnt be treated like that. as a matter of fact, they should be esp. understanding because obviously youre new and dont know exactly how everything works yet. i would even take that up to the next level because you shoudnt have to resign because of some likes that. your superiors are supposed to help you out and support you, not bully you. if he gets away bullying people like that hes gonna do it to all new staff, not just you. its absolutely ridiculous, dont take it. stick up for your rights, you deserve to be treated with respect, no matter how short or long youve been in the company for. and btw, i think "sucking up" these things will end up making you depressed so i dont recommend doing that cause you havent done anything wrong. miserable people just looove making other people miserable. hope you feel better soon
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