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

Old 30th Nov 2011, 08:31
  #3441 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: africa
Age: 40
Posts: 27
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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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: N25.15.9 / E051.33.6
Posts: 342
thib017
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
  #3443 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 433
Capt Krunch


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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Old 30th Nov 2011, 18:40
  #3444 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toahotu
Posts: 1
How long ????

Once you've succeeded the assessment, how long you have to wait for the fleet allocation from QR ? I was 4 to 6 weeks....really ???
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 00:18
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1
takeoff & approach briefing

any current QR or pilots that have passed the assesment that can PM me an example of both the departure and approach briefing.

Also just wondering if any of you might know if it could be possible to have the same day off every week? I dont care about where I fly to or how many hours I have to work, as long as I can have that day off?
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 04:04
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: N25.15.9 / E051.33.6
Posts: 342
cgqtv
if it could be possible to have the same day off every week?
To be perfectly honest with you, that request is 100%.. impossible. you will be able to request it and depending on your fleet, you might get it from time to time.. but every week.. absolutely not. Office staff and most management get Friday and Saturdays off (from office duties only) .. so if your looking for that, become a manager.. if not, you will have to compromise with the best of us.

In true Qatar Airways fashion i'll say.. You come here to work and thats what they expect you to do, nothing more nothing less. Your personal life is your problem not the airlines.
After a few years here you will come to realize how true that statement is.
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 13:57
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DSOTM
Posts: 192
Capt. Krunch, very valuable information indeed. I know it must be somewhere in this topic, but considering it's 180 pages I'm just going to ask; how many days off are you guaranteed to get in QR?

Offtopic: Might be an idea to set up a separate topic, clear of discussion, where we can dump all information required for the assessment and maybe try to answer the most obvious questions (like mine up there). If someone is trying to prepare for an assessment, reading 180 pages of which alot are not relevant can be quite impractical.
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 14:22
  #3448 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Here
Posts: 194
Offtopic: Might be an idea to set up a separate topic, clear of discussion, where we can dump all information required for the assessment and maybe try to answer the most obvious questions (like mine up there). If someone is trying to prepare for an assessment, reading 180 pages of which alot are not relevant can be quite impractical.
Offtopic guess: creating a new threat will never prevent wild-drunk-frustrated posters to jump with thier bullshitz ... but also reading their bullshitz and the answer you can get an idea of what to expect ... plus sometimes it's really funny!

Offtopic suggestion: being curious is probably a good way to approach an interview ... and 180 pages are just a very good guide line but don't stop your research here ... using the search function in combination with google translator you'll be surprise the amount of information you can get.
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 14:39
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South East
Posts: 1
Qatar Roadshow LHR

Slightly off topic, but still incredibly interesting has anyone heard of these Roadshows in London 5th Dec. at the Renaissance Hotel Bath Road?
Is there any assesment or just a come and check us out opportunity!
Ta
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 01:54
  #3450 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: KGRB, but on the road about 1/2 the time.
Age: 58
Posts: 610
The dress code shall be national dress...
This clause is certainly interesting, in the US case.

The US geography and culture varies WIDELY. If I were to have to specify a "National Dress", I would say that an urban "hip hop" dress is the most standardized across the US, at least in the larger cities.

Therefore, I would say the US "National Dress" would be pants that are too long, and WAY too big, worn WAY below your waistline and held up with a large belt. Shirt would be a short sleeve t-shirt of some sort, with a lot of tatoos. Definitely an oversized "baseball" cap, with lots of bling on it, worn so that the bill is at some angle off the to the side. A good amount of blingy jewelry, along with probably some metal attached to your face, and large, "goofy" looking sneakers, unlaced of course.

To me, wearing this would be a legitimate US "National Dress". I don't think Qatar would approve....
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 04:47
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 433
Spiral

Be ready for a test and interview. If many don't turn up and they have time, this is what they may do.

Bring your license and log book with you just in case
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 06:22
  #3452 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
I did the interview early sept. Got the good news one month later. And now waiting on contract and fleet allocation. It has been almost 3 months since the interview, is that standard waiting time? Or should I be worry. Anybody in the same situation?
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 07:32
  #3453 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Age: 45
Posts: 6
Road show 5th Dec, LHR

I don't see any info on this Roadshow anywhere??
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 08:48
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: brasil
Posts: 58
National dress

To atpcliff:




They are talking about the qatari national dress!
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 18:16
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Letronne
Age: 40
Posts: 40
There is no assessment and definitely no interview. It says on the flyer that certain people got in the email. Everything like that will be done in Doha.
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 02:45
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
With Qatar national day, which last a full week from dec 12th. I suspect more delay for those waiting... Arghhhhh 3 months waiting now and counting.
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 06:15
  #3457 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: EU
Posts: 49
Have you ever been employed in an appointment / training capacity?

Could somebody translate this sentence to me pls?
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 06:42
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mtr
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spain
Posts: 34
Five weeks have passed and still waiting for the interview results!!!
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 08:19
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
MTR welcome to the club, you will get the good news, but wait is not over... But you don't get something good without a little struggle in life.
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 12:30
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Letronne
Age: 40
Posts: 40
Hi
Anyone going for interview on the 17th Jan?
Any heads up would be useful regarding the assessment.
Thanks
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