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

Old 23rd Feb 2012, 15:22
  #4141 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: downtown dustbowl
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Refer to the EK DEC thread currently running. Looks like you might not meet the requirements here, but EK might be worth a look with DEC recruitment. Good luck.
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 15:42
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: somewhere
Posts: 165

I got the T7 without having widebody experience but only 3000 tot hours of wich 1300 on B737
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 15:45
  #4143 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: EARTH
Posts: 121

Thanks av8r76 but EK website doesnt have anything yet ...will definitely consider if they advertise.
anyone know whats QR planning for crewing the B787?present crew from 320 or external drivers?they will need quite a few considering 5 B787 in 2012 itself?
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 18:08
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
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waiting is killing !!!! another week end where nothing will happen
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 22:05
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: UK
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I've been this year... If you read 'Ace' twice... Then re-read the performance & instruments sections... Ignore all the light twin nonsense .. The exam will not be a significant ordeal...
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Old 24th Feb 2012, 12:59
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbus
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Qatar vs Emirates

There is a lot of negatives in regards to employment at Qatar Airways; is Emirates any better?
Thanks for the feedback...
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Old 24th Feb 2012, 13:03
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: somewhere
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QR vs Emirates

Don't believe to all what you read on the Forums. In QR there are thousand of pilots, personally I know at least 10 of them and they are very happy to work there. Someone has family and someone is single. In every Company there are good and bad sides and in QR there are pilots with different background and culture. What is bad/good to you maybe is good/bad to me....
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Old 24th Feb 2012, 13:20
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spain
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I totally agree with you!!
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 06:42
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Europe
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You will be given your visa and ticket about a week before.
Study Ace Technical Pilot for interview exam and you will have no problems.
Good luck.
Sim is on 787 so study the cockpit layout.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 01:11
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Skyland
Posts: 48
Hi valKilmer! King320 gave you the answer... all the trip arrangements will be give you a week-5 days before; and about the interview, make a research on the previous pages, study the ACE and check out www.latestpilotjobs.com. I did my sim on the 320 but, as far as it said, the check would be the same but on the 787.
Good luck!
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 02:56
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112

Hopefully this will be a week with results_

5 weeks no result

Can someone enlighten me what can take sooo long?

Sit it out , or call?
Any help appreciated.


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Old 26th Feb 2012, 10:55
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Hi upwhereIbelong,

One week remaining before I hit the 3 months with no results since the interview but I applied as SO.
Fortunetly I'm not in a rush. Huge backlog, specially if your logbook is not heavy

If your current life busy enough to enjoy, then enjoy otherwise it can be quite challenging to wait while thinking too much about QR.

At least, lot of very useful info to pick every week end on pprume during this time.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 11:29
  #4153 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112

Cheers mate, well yeah I have a Job , but too plan ahead this waiting is bad. Anyways may its different fo or so . I dont know. Patience
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 12:19
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Honda DOHC VTEC
Age: 34
Posts: 27
787 , what a joy it was !
nowhere near the airbus though !
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 12:25
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: hertfordshire
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....Last Sunday somebody posted they had received good news from a Jan 10 interview. Does anybody know of anyone who has had good news from interviews after Jan 10???? This may give us some idea where they are up to in the processing......
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 13:45
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
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Well i know about a friend who was mid january there and got good news 1 week ago. F/o
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 14:12
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Care to share more about your 787 sim experience? Must have been interesting and nervewracking at the same time. How is it "nowhere near the Airbus"? Just curious.

Any idea what proportion of interview sims are done on the 787 vs. the A320? I imagine it is based on availability... Any mention from the instructors on when newhires could be placed into the 787 (fleet allocation)? 787 would certainly would be an upgrade over what I am flying...

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Old 26th Feb 2012, 16:09
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Honda DOHC VTEC
Age: 34
Posts: 27
No worries.
Been on the Feb, Second Officer interv in Doha.
787 basic flying, briefings, t/o, clean up, chk list, follow heading, altitudes and in a few minuites you are abeam Rwy center line for a radar vector ILS !
You could find it "quite easy" as it flies more or less as a normal a/c and has more or less same indications on instruments, although you have 2x 15" Screens in front of you !
You will be briefed from the ground about the flap speeds and you can take notes. Not as simple as the airbus proceedures (F1 F2 Gear Down F3 F-Full LDG Chk Lst) The 787 has 1 5 15 25 whatever it was cant recall now.
At the begging i was a bit confused about the trimming as i am A-320 Type rated. Push down to bring the a/c nose up etc. As the a320 has auto trim. But nothing too serious as you can control your altitude with the controls.
When they turned us on the final heading for ILS interception it was a bit short turn around 9-10 nm for 27R heathrow (as far as my eye caught from the screens) so you had to be a little bit fast and very accurate to capture the localizer, maintain it, then G/S and start your descent with a/c configured !
2 Landings , instuctor gets the controls, puts toga , Pos. Climb -> Gear Up and you have CTRL again !
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 18:58
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Cheers StephanK! I wish you luck in the process. It is great that you had exposure to such an advanced aircraft (even if only the sim). Look forward to seeing those 787s in Qatar colours starting this summer.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 21:31
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: a nica place
Posts: 234
For all those who have not heard bad news after a few Weeks, chances are you are in.

Once you get your offer letter and sign and return the contact, then it still may take a couple months at least before you get a start date. BUT, I would strongly suggest that you stay to prepare for the move either once you get an offer letter or for more security (and less time) shewn you get a start date.

Selling things you don't need, getting rid of clothes you never wear, booking storage space, selling car, gaining advice from your tax department, packing up rooms, canceling services (internet (do this last), utilities, etc), insurance (personal, kids, health, licence, house).

There are plenty of moving checklists on the internet, they are a good template to start with.

But definitely start as early as you can. I did all this in a small amount of time and it was a nightmare. That will teach me to be nice to the company I used to work for and work my holidays before I left! And give yourself at least two Weeks off before you start! You well need it to tidy up little things and communicate with QR/HR.

The hardest part for me is working out what to take and getting it to aQR port !
Excess baggage charges will sting you. But in my experience I will nearly be hiring the 50kg mark with two large bags and carry on.

Can anyone who just joined give some advice on what they would suggest to bring to survive the first week in style?

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