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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 28th Nov 2011, 17:52
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Thanks for the quick response jibba jabba....does anybody have any idea what the exact list of airlines is which are part of this 'gentlemans' agreement not to poach one anothers pilots? (I mean only in the ME)
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 21:15
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Same situation as u mtr !
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 07:30
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....Seems we need to have PATIENCE Victor..... I am just thinking that bad news would have come earlier...
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 08:14
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For the guys that are waiting and have been waiting a while, don't worry, they haven't forgotten about you, and it is probably 99% good news if you've waited that long.
It's just a waiting game, and some get luckier than others in that they get hired quicker.

For the guys waiting for interviews, QR are literally conducting interviews on a weekly basis and they have lots of people short listed already from the past, your turn will come.
I know guys that have had to wait for 10 months, though it won't be the case with you guys as things are moving faster now.

For the guys that have already interviewed, just stay patient and they will get back to you guys. Try calling HR every other week and see what is going on .
The next email will tell you that you are successful and will get your fleet allocation and an official offer of employment in a maximum of 4 weeks.
It takes some guys 1 week, some guys even more than 4 weeks to get the news after that.

Once that is done, you will start VERY soon after.

Good Luck to all.
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 08:26
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Many Thanks gcc!!
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 09:52
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Is it true, at the time of joining, first I have to resign from my present company, than I could be failed on medical exam of QA? If I pass the medical they may change my fleet. Anybody sucked this?
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 14:41
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Sim

What did you guys wear during the sim assessment? Did you still wear your suit or something a little less formal?
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 15:09
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My advise is wear formal suit with tie. Some weirdos came with their uniform...
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 18:21
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Certainly suit (black - blueblack) with tie!
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 18:31
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Hello,

regarding the family I guess you can bring them right away no need to wait until you join first and after you bring them ? am I correct.

Thx
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 22:06
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This is an assesment for a high profile airline not some fly-by-night charter outfit, formal suite and tie is standard and expected, anything less would not be a good idea.

a good example: its a company requirement that all airline staff entering the company property for any reason MUST follow a strictly adheard to dress code.
The dress code shall be national dress or trousers, collared shirts and shoes. No shorts, jeans, sandals or slippers are permitted while on company property.
When Travelling :
When a crew member travels in First / Business class shall observe the following dress code.

Male crew member :
National dress or slacks, collared shirt or polo shirt and dress shoes.
Female crew member :
National dress or pantsuit, dress, business suit or blouse and skirt combination.
Note: Jeans are not allowed to be worn.
so, having said that and given that the airline has a strict policy on how we should behave and look. It would be a wise idea to make a first impression that reflects the airlines policies.
it's also company policy for all pilots to attend simulator training in full uniform, but NOT during your interview please.. although it is good for a laugh
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 22:54
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Thanks

23rd Feb 2010
eicasmsg,

It depends on why you were rejected. I'm assuming the sim assessment did you in as they would not have let you get that far if everything else wasn't in order.

I would try again, if you are still interested.

Good Luck!


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Greetings!
On 23rd Feb 2010 you posted a message on PPRuNe Forums encouraging me to give it another try
……..wishing me luck…….. with a happy face.

It all worked out. I gave it another shot, and I was successful. I am set to join at the end of Dec on the triple seven.

I did not forget ….

My sincere appreciation.

Thanks! ☺
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 23:42
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Thanks for the replies guys, pretty much what I expected but I have been at other sim assessments and felt overdressed in a suit so wanted to be sure.

Appreciated!
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 00:34
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I would rather be over dressed than under dressed...

everyone in my group wore the suit.

I guess it is what image you want to project.
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 05:31
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Phone call

Is there a kiwi or Australian working for QR that I can ring on the phone to have a chat with. Things at Air NZ are not moving and conditions getting worse.

I'm very interested in QR but have a wife and 3 kids 4, 7 and 11 years old.

Thanks.
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 05:34
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This is an assesment for a high profile airline not some fly-by-night charter outfit
Well maybe if they scrapped the half pay and sharing accommodation for Fast track Second Officers whilst they are training and treated them like professionals, then they would get more applications and people accepting the offer

Someone sat in the right hand seat is still sat in the right hand seat and should be treated equal from day one, not from when they are line checked

Half pay and shared accomodation for fast tracks until line checked should be scrapped and whoever thought that one up needs firing. And you mention high profile airline. Some of these fast tracks have wives or husbands you know ?
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 07:21
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I didn't wear a suite for the assessment. Shirt and Tie without the Jacket, however I bought new clothes the day before, and not cheap either. I made sure everything matched as well. Also went to the barbar and made sure I was extremely well groomed for the day. I saw them give me maximum marks for appearance. And BTW, you'll be marked on appearance more than once.

Having said that I was only applying for Normal SO and everyone else around me wore jackets.

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Old 30th Nov 2011, 08:31
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Fleet attribution

Hi guy's,
Could people who already received their contract tell on wich fleet they've been allocated regarding the experience they have?
Thanks
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 16:41
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Could people who already received their contract tell on wich fleet they've been allocated regarding the experience they have?
Unfortunately fleet allocation based on relevant experience comes secondary, as operational commercial needs come first. lately we have seen a clear allocation based on pervious experience. Airbus to Airbus and Boeing to Boeing, or, widebody to widebody and so on. Keep in mind however, as things change so do the allocations. in the end its all a matter of timing based on the airlines needs. I would not be far off by saying that the airlines needs can change on a daily basis.

Black Pudding

Don't shoot the messenger mate, it has nothing to do with me. If your not happy with they way they do things here simply don't sign on the dotted line. I did say it was a 'high profile airline', and that they are. However, I did not say they treat everyone fair with loving compassion, and working here is all flowers and candy.. now did i ?
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 17:01
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I am very happy thank you. I was not a fast track second officer. What I was trying to say is that if they treated everyone equal from day one, many more would apply and accept the job offer. I don't see what they are achieving by putting them on half salary and sharing accommodation until they are line checked apart from the fact they are putting many off from applying or accepting the job once offered. What is the company saving by doing this, nothing. If you had a wife and the contract you get sent said sharing accommodation, what would you do if you already had a flying job, I guess you would stay put.


By the way, Capt Krunch is correct. What you get offered as in fleet and what you get when you start training could be totally different. My fleet change was a blessing in disguise, but it all depends on what you want in life.
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