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Old 26th Dec 2011, 11:03
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: slovenia
Age: 34
Posts: 20
Dear Colleages,

Could anybody who has attended the interview recently if the 50 questions quizz are the same as gouges on latest pilot jobs? im studying that gouges and the book ACE. Please could you share some info regarding this? im going on the 3th jan. Thank you
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 11:41
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Skyland
Posts: 48
Even if you are married???
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 12:10
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Skyland
Posts: 48
It will be hard.... I am not a child anymore!!!
Thanks a lot for all the info! It is quite clear right now.
Take care
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 15:21
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
Maddog u got ure contract on Sunday as well? I wonder why they didn't send me anything yet and I did my interview at least 6 weeks before most of the guys who received their contract...
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 20:42
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
@maddog
Week 3, waiting for the good news for the SO slot, married as well…

I had the information confirmed during the interview that you’ll get unlimited business class special cheap tickets for your wife after the third month of joining date.
Personally, mine has her job, friends and the good lifestyle in Paris.I beleive she won’t get it if she come with me in Doha. Plus I won’t be fully available (hard work, tired, need to sleep etc) when she is in top form because she’ll have nothing to do there.
So here is the plan, if succesful. Put her in good conditions where she is. Me to go swet in Doha to secure the job,fly the jets and send the money. Her to enjoy the frequent travels in business class between Paris and Doha while keeping her lifestyle quality.
She’s happy, so I am.An Easier task if the baby come cause she will forget me for a while
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 23:42
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by RK303
So here is the plan, if succesful. Put her in good conditions where she is. Me to go swet in Doha to secure the job,fly the jets and send the money. Her to enjoy the frequent travels in business class between Paris and Doha while keeping her lifestyle quality. She’s happy, so I am.An Easier task if the baby come cause she will forget me for a while
I'm not sure how old you are, but this plan is a disaster waiting to happen. Eventually you will be worth nothing more than a paycheck to her, an absent father if you have a child, and eventually the inevitable breakup. Relationship/Marriage are already difficult enough. Why compound a long distance relationship into the mix? You may want to reconsider your plan...REALLY!
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 02:41
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 30 seconds to Mars
Age: 37
Posts: 6
A true recipe for disaster!
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 04:46
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Skyland
Posts: 48
Gdukkoq, yeah, it was on sunday.... really sorry about your situation, should not be easy at all!
RK303, everyone have their own points of view. I did what you said many time, not because I wanted; but if I take this job is for avoiding that situation. If you have never experience that scenario, be aware that it will not be so easy as you think.... or maybe I am wrong, I hope!
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 06:54
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 432
I am on the 320 fleet and love it. Work is hard, but the pay for it is far better than if I was back home. The 777 fleet is not the dream fleet anymore. A friend of mine on that fleet has nearly 130 block hours in Jan ? Whats the point of living if you spend so much time in the air ? As for me, 90+ hours block in Dec and Jan, lots of night flying. If you're frightened of work, don't bother coming here.

My wife is here with me in Doha, she loves it.

We have made so many new friends and life is good.

It all depends on how you are prepared to adjust.

The worsth thing here is the driving, everything else is bearable

Money is good, accomodation is good, the aircraft are well maintained and the routes I do and layovers are interesting.

I believe shared accomodation for SOs is until you become FOs which is when you line check. Don't worry about it. If you pla to come with your wife, tell them and I am sure they will arrange something better for you. I would suggest you come here alone whilst training if possible and then send the wife out once you're line checked.
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 08:41
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
maddog,as you get a shared accomodation and expect to start your training, what is the better solution?sure you have your own point of view but are you going to refuse your contract?
this is a temporary situation as blackpuding mentioned. once being a f/o you'll get your own accomodation and the money.
Imagine you go down there with her and finally you don't make it for whatever reason and still in your probatory period? we never know.Then the disaster will be worst.
Better to keep her away until things are secured, then bring her in Doha to enjoy a more stable situation.
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 23:17
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: paris
Age: 37
Posts: 44
Hi everyone!

I passed the interview the 3rd of November... so long time ago and still havn't got any answer!! is it normal ??

I will answer all the pm question tomorow for those who wrotte me.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 02:23
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: FL370
Posts: 102
Yes it's normal. I waited 7 weeks for the results of my interview and sim, and then a month for a fleet assignment. Now I am about to start all the joining paperwork and I'm guessing I will start in march. Keep the faith
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 07:30
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
If you come here as a married SO then you should get your own 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. Also, you can ask for the QR6000 housing allowance.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 08:35
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: paris
Age: 37
Posts: 44
And after almost 2 months is it still possible that I receive a negative answer? or it doesn't mean anything?
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 09:13
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: France
Posts: 90
Hello

I'm filling out the application form but i have 1 question. What is regarded as 'incident'? RA, Bird strike....??? Now, should i mention this or not?
Tx
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 09:58
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 535
if you are married you get your own accommodation regardless of rank
if you get here and they've made a mistake go to housing and they can rectify it in a week or two.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 12:08
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DSOTM
Posts: 192
Understood mate, no need to yell.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 15:58
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
Interview 1st week of sept.
Succesful notification 4 weeks later.
.... Waiting for contract 11 weeks pending ...

Called them again today, told me huge delay with no estimate, said they will explain via email this morning... No email...
You need luck also on who's handling your file, coz some HR people just don't care.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 20:37
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
The guys in HR do care. They are overworked. Do you know how many pilots have joined in the past three months alone. Make that a 3 figure number.
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Old 29th Dec 2011, 03:02
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7
Interview Dec 18th

Has anyone interviewed on Dec 18th and heard something?
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