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

Old 2nd Jan 2012, 15:39
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
Impossible to say on 330, depends how you bid, I seem to average 3 days off in a row periodically but I don't bid for blocks of days off as I don't need to travel home.

As for 777, too many to list.

USA.
South America.
South Africa.
Oz.
Bits of Asia.
Bits of India.
Only Euro stuff is on the freighter I think.
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 17:35
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Behind you all the way!
Posts: 359
Thanks Flyforfood
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 17:53
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: DUS
Age: 35
Posts: 4
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know that I received my fleet allocation today A320 F/O.
Now I will check out for the starting date...

Happy new year to all of you!
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 17:58
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South of the River
Posts: 144
B777 Routes

JFK IAD IAH YUL / EZE GRU / JNB / MAD LHR FRA / DXB JED CAI /

MEL / KIX NRT SIN BKK MNL DPS HKT PEK PVG / BOM DEL

Plus various others such as AUH AMM BAH

B777F

ORD YYZ IAH YUL AMS LUX FRA HHN HKG DXB Indian Sc

Sure that I have missed some too

Daft Wader

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 21:44
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
Posts: 125
B777 route information

Thanks Daft. Starting as DEC in February and that is great information. If you are willing, would like to know more about the Health and Dental Insurance coverage. Need to know if I have to arrange supplemental insurance before I leave home. Little information seems to be forthcoming from Qatar Airways (no replies, suspect they are swamped).

Thanks again for the destination information. Should be interesting! Had to look up four of the codes!

Last edited by Flytdeck; 3rd Jan 2012 at 01:08.
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 22:06
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Skyland
Posts: 48
Dental, pregnancy and something more that I am missing is not included.... hope it helps!
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 01:01
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
Posts: 125
Medical

Thanks Madog. Lots of questions, not many answers. My wife and I have the feeling we are parachuting into unknown territory. The contract offer left a lot of blank areas which, in my experience, is somewhat unusual when joining an airline.

The interview process and people we met were great. Looking forward to starting but could certainly use a bit more in the way of information to help with planning.

Will be following this thread closely.....
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 11:16
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 434
Flytdeck



Get your teeth checked and polished before you come here. I would not use a dentist here unless I had to and I get my checked every 12 months back in the UK when I can. I would not take my horse to a dentist in Doha.



Congrats to you and all getting the good news. I understand peoples frustration but there is a massive back log in training. Trust me, they need people but can't get you here and through the training quick enough, not because they don't want too, but because they only have so much capacity and flight available for training. Its like a gearbox with no oil in it. its beginning to grind to a halt as it was not oiled enough when it should have.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 12:20
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
Posts: 241
I would love to join and only feel positive about QR, but this wait is really getting in my system, 12 weeks waiting on fleet allocation and contract FTSO, told me again today still processing... Killing me...
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 15:08
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Euroland
Posts: 10
Good evening!

I have just completed the application as F/O - it worked fine and submission was confirmed also.

...for those who have experienced "Job is no longer available" within the last days....

Background: >2500 TT, medium jet & looking for a more or less secure job since my company (subsidary of an european legacy carrier) might lay off people later this spring....

Kind regards all!
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 16:56
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
For those who've already received their fleet allocation, does your contract include a firm date of joining taking into account your notice period ?

Or are you still waiting to know when you'll start your training?

Last edited by RK303; 3rd Jan 2012 at 17:11.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 17:03
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bois de Boulogne
Posts: 15
Flytdeck

Same here!

Really loved the interview process and people were very amicable.Also, I think Qatar is a great Airline
On the other hand, I felt like i didn't get precise info or brochures about medical, insurances, schooling.....
my belief is that Qatar is growing rapidly and they need more people and resources to handle that massive expansion. This relates to HR, pilots, engineers... Once they get everything in control, Qatar Airways will be THE AIRLINES.
Meanwhile, I feel like going into a labyrinth hoping for a great outcome.

The Grand Deconneur
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 17:54
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 434
gdukkog

I feel for you, but don't worry

Mega backlog in everything here in Doha. Lots going through training at the moment and not enought trainers or flights to get everyone through quick enough.

Be thankful you have not failed.

Are you working at the moment ?

You should plan that it could be a couple of months before you get here.

You will be ok
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:51
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
Posts: 125
Question XBOX320Driver

Hello XBOX320DRIVER:

Replied to your PM but your inbox is not accepting messages. Send me another message if you can clear up the problem or send your email address.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 20:00
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: europe
Posts: 298
Small question: if you want to update your data, do you just have to save it or do you need again to submit it, with the risk that you have to start again waiting 90 days?
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 20:02
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
Posts: 125
Smile Horse dentist?

Thanks for the suggestion on the Dentist. Fortunately I do not own a horse Hopefully the Doctors are better. Will make sure that all teeth are functioning and accounted for prior to leaving. Usually visit our local dentist every six months for inspection and cleaning (we have a great dental plan here).

Still not sure about the medical/dental coverage provided but will stock up on the extended benefits here before leaving until we find out how it works.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 23:46
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7
Hired

Got the good news yesterday.. Fleet allocation in 6 weeks!!!
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Old 4th Jan 2012, 02:06
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Good job RSaltre. Who knows, with a little luck, maybe you will get a 787 FO training slot??? You never know - depends on timing and your experience... Perhaps those slots will be filled later in the Spring.
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Old 4th Jan 2012, 02:28
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: an Island in the stream
Age: 61
Posts: 7
QR

Application sent: Sep. 12, 2011
Supplementary docs request:SEP. 16, 2011
Interview invitation: SEP. 26, 2011
Interview Date: NOV. 26, 2011

No news yet..applied FO position

Wait and see!
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Old 4th Jan 2012, 06:46
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: a nica place
Posts: 234
For information about Qatar laws/visas,exit visas/investing ...and anything else you can think of check this link out.
Qatar Government website:
Topics - Hukoomi - Qatar E-government

Map with ability to find shops etc on it:
Map
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