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

Old 16th May 2012, 17:23
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: in the sky
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@FLIGHTDECKMAN

Hello Sir,

As you seem a lot informative. Could you please tell us as to when the Span Air pilots will be clearing the TYE RATING and the LINE TRAINING area.
So that the individuals on hold could then receive the DOJ/YES-NOmail/Assessment Invitation.

FL123
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Old 16th May 2012, 18:12
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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A lot of them are joining next week. They hired about 140 of them.
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Old 16th May 2012, 18:31
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: N39W09
Age: 46
Posts: 39
@FL123

In my opinion the issue of the trainning of QR's new joinners being on hold because of the 50 or 60 Spainair guys that recently joinned is just fallacious. Ok the numbers are big, but those guys are already A320 TR, so their trainning will be short (around 4 or 5 sim sessions and 8 flights) and won't take long. At least not as long as the non TR DECs, FO and SFOs that are joinning at the time. What I mean is, when an airline is growing like QR is, the priority will be recruiting first the guys that will be ready for line flying earlier. Also for what I've been told their recruitment department is so overwhelmed that they're unable to answer phones or send emails besides the ones that are supposed (good news or fail/offer of employment/ fleet allocation and DOJ).
Just my opinion, nevertheless...
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Old 16th May 2012, 20:58
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
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just keep waiting

i applied for ( F.O ) position on october 2011.
interview invitation feb 2012
interview on the 04 march 2012 ( sim on 787 ).
good news email 21 march 2012.
still WAITING for the next email ( 8 weeks so far since the good news email )
hope all the best for all of you guys waiting
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Old 16th May 2012, 21:39
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@Cat3BNoDH

Yes, your point is valid....
By the way the numbers are around 140-150 for span air guys

At least not as long as the non TR DECs, FO and SFOs that are joinning at the time.
.... and which means this could take long. Its an ongoing process. Because the recruitment for them will not stop as of now. Which therefore means that we have to fit in somewhere middle between their recruitment.
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Old 16th May 2012, 22:13
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Asia
Posts: 75
Spanair

A friend of mine lives in Doha currently with QR told me that only 50 pilots from spanair stayed the rest went back to spain, is that true ?

Some time we hear 150 some time 50 .....
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Old 16th May 2012, 22:29
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Also for what I've been told their recruitment department is so overwhelmed that they're unable to answer phones or send emails besides the ones that are supposed (good news or fail/offer of employment/ fleet allocation and DOJ)

There is absolutely no problem for them to answer. They always did and still doing, but in a selective way that nobody is able to explain here. Every week you’ll read here: “Hey, I’ve been interviewed 2 month ago,still nothing for me but few guys of my group already received the e-mail , what’s going on??”
We already saw special cases here (a FTSO who waited 8months before one of his friends VIP in QR helped him out. a F/O who received a fail e-mail after 7 weeks of waiting). This communication has nothing to do with the spanair guys, it worked like that before.

Last edited by RK303; 16th May 2012 at 22:33.
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Old 17th May 2012, 09:26
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: N39W09
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RK303

For me the explanation is clear and stated above. Even if you did the interview on the same day there are a bunch of issues that can put one at the top of the pile and another at the bottom. Issues like being TR, available, experience and Flight Time, performance at the simulator assessment, report given by the interviewers and of course theoretical test result. So if you go to the top of the pile your process will be quicker, if you don't... I think you already know the answer to that one!
Of course there are always files that are lost, and other situations dificult to understand but those are a small minority.
And believe me that I know for own experience that it can take weeks to catch your joining coordinator on the phone or even by email.

Nice landings
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:33
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: I have always loved playing in Sand
Age: 46
Posts: 18
I am one of the fortunate ones that had 4 - 6 weeks in between each step of the process! Joining in the first week of June and looking forward to a new advanture. I was interviewed in the first week of December for all that want to know. Fleet assignment is 320 but to change as per operational requirements.

The only questions I had, was can my family (wife and son) travel with me when I am joining QR. or do they have to wait a week or two?? We are planning to get them a visitors visa upon landing as they are part of the program.
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:21
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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FTSO Housing Allowance

Can any FTSO who has joined recently please tell me what the housing allowance amount is? Is it QAR 10,000 just like for F.O or is it less? Thanks.
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:55
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: On the way
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Recieved the "Good news" letter today for DEC position. Five weeks to the date of my interview. Yeah!
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Old 17th May 2012, 15:14
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Asia
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FTSO Housing Allowance

Tinga:

I think 6000 QR same as NTSO, that's what a friend told me , double check !
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Old 17th May 2012, 17:50
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Join Date: Oct 2007
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Samolin. Of course your family can travel with you. In the event that a residence visa cannot happen in time then they will have to arrive on a visitors visa.

Allowance for FTSO is QR6000.
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Old 17th May 2012, 19:19
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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FTSO Housing Allowance

Global01 and TwoTone-7,
Thanks so much for your feedback. I appreciate it. One more question; Does the housing allowance increase from QAR 6000 to QAR 10000 as soon as you complete your 46 sectors and are promoted to F.O?
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Old 17th May 2012, 19:22
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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FTSO to FO

For those who have joined as FTSO lately, can you please advise on how long it is taking, on average to complete the 46 sectors and get promoted to FO? Thanks so much in advance.
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Old 17th May 2012, 21:52
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Housing allowance

TINGA:

Housing:

Yes, The allowance increases from 6000 to 10000 as soon as you pass the line check.

Sectors:

A friend of mine has completed his 128 sectors of the NTSO in 6 months, so if you do the math, 46 sectors wont take long .....

You still have to double check

Good luck
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Old 17th May 2012, 21:59
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46 Sectors on the A320 in QR??? Hummmm....week and a half.
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Old 17th May 2012, 23:20
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: On the way
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Does QR have a bidding system? If so, how does it work? Can you bid for certain places; to avoid certain places; for days off; certain departure times, etc? Any info is appreciated.
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Old 18th May 2012, 00:24
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Join Date: May 2011
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HUD

Dont sweat it. The HUD and fancy automations is not used
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Old 18th May 2012, 03:58
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 17
FTSO Housing Allowance


TINGA:

Housing:

Yes, The allowance increases from 6000 to 10000 as soon as you pass the line
check.

Sectors:

A friend of mine has completed his 128 sectors of the NTSO in 6 months, so
if you do the math, 46 sectors wont take long .....


You still have to double check

Good luck
Global 01,
Thanks again for your input. I really appreciate it. Sounds like one can do the 46 sectors in about 2 to 2 1/2 months. Anyone else who has gone through FTSO to FO wanna chime in on this?

Last edited by Tinga; 18th May 2012 at 03:59.
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