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

Old 26th Nov 2008, 19:26
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Tangalanga,

did you ever fly a jet?


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Old 26th Nov 2008, 20:47
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Thank you for the info. I want the job, but I am totally broke, it is no way that I can rent a 320 sim for a few hours.

Yes, I have about 1000hs in Learjet, but that was 2 years ago. I am currently flying a turbo prop, BE1900, is raw data and not autopilot, so my concerns are coming from the big change that will be the test in the 330. I never flew side stick, or EDU with speed tapes or nothing even close to the size of the 330; turbo prop last 2 years, and the light jet 2 years ago.


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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:02
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That’s correct. Just the sim will be in the 330, it was going to be in the 777 before.
I never said that they offered me the 330, I hope they will.
If I pass the sim I will let you know in what fleet the put me.
I’m being riding all the posts about Qatar, al the bad things that people are saying and I understand all that very clear.
But for me, (flaying a BE1900; $1200 a month; just downgrade from Captain to First Officer because company furloughs) this is the best that can happen.
I feel sorry for those that after many years in the dessert are unable to have a dissent quality of life, or were foolish by the company. I wish you all the best.
Thank you.
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:50
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We wish you the same bro!

Come to qatar get your type rating and move to the neighbours (Air Arabia,Etihad,so on)
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 04:06
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I understand no hiring is been done until early next year.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 04:14
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Yes thats correct. CrazyPDF

it has been said that the hiring is stopped until sometime in the late quarter of 2009. they have enough people in the proverbial ‘hire pool’ to fill the requirements for the time being.
Having said that, anyone with the "come see us" letter or “come to Sim” letter is still scheduled to come.. but no new hiring going on for the time being.


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Old 27th Nov 2008, 06:34
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Thanks Guys,

That sorts the waiting bit at least.

So in this case those in the holding pool will have to wait until they restart hiring again ? or is it that they will be called for assesment sometimes early next year ?

Anyone from Managment on this forum ? who can shed some more light.

Once again thanks for all the feed back, Much appreciated

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Old 27th Nov 2008, 06:54
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so capt crunch your telling us living on the street is better than working in qatar
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 19:57
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UKRIM

if things stay the way they are at present.. the folks in the hire pool will be the ones going on courses at a steady pace.. there seems to be a fair amount of candidates for the time being, seemingly enough to fill the void for now. But remember this is not written in stone, and things can, will, and do change here by the sweep of the second hand on the clock not the calender.

pity if you have a digital clock.

sorry hans37, I've no idea what you mean. I did not convey that type of information in my last post.


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Old 28th Nov 2008, 17:01
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Hey Krunch,

Thanks Man, That gives me some kind of light of hope in the far end.

We'll just wait and see.

Cheers
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 05:33
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What fleet would Qatar (QR) take a new hire into?

Hi - I have a quick question. I have looked on the QR website about applying to them for an F/O position. Firstly I have 2900 TT, 1500 Turbine and about 250 Jet PIC. Am a current RJ Captain in the US. Would I stand a chance of being competitive for a F/O position with them?

Secondly, would I stand a better chance at a 777 F/O position or a A-320 F/O position. I checked on their website and both requirements seemed to be worded a little differently and was wondering which position I'd have a better chance at (if any!)?

Also - I know there are many that would advise against going to QR - but with RJ time only, I need a foot in the Airbus/Boeing world somehow.

Thanks for all the helpful replies in advance.
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 06:04
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BritishGuy:

well your experience is a bit low based on the fact that there is now a flood of experienced guys on the market, but you would still qualify for a position here at QA.
as a F/O applicant with no previous type experience, if your succesful in the assesment you will be placed on a aircraft that has a empty seat. A320, A330, B777. it al depends on were you'll be most needed at the time.

the experience you'll gain here a a F/O is very valuable, it's a very diverse and good flying ( not so much on the A320, but still ok). you can read all the posts about this place yourself, so you know what kind of sticky mess your getting into.

think long and hard, and if you decide to come, then come with a very open mind, and expect things to change from what you were told, and then change again.
it's just the way it is.


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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 06:12
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Check the link below, I copied the info from that page:

Most likely you will be selected for the 320 fleet, but as previously mentioned, it depends on the time of joining and the fleet demand.


by loc22550
F/O infos:


1)monthly flight time....70....hours/Duty time....130...hours
(you are paid for the flight time (schedule block time)not the duty time.
Unstable roster&expect a lot of change&days off cancelled and postponed without asking you or advising you before:But this is something normal in Qatar Airways, as there is no consideration for crew and their private live.

2)layover..3..4.../month(most of them around 24 hours layover).
320's layovers: Calicut,Chennai,Trivandrum,Kathmandu,Colombo,Dar es salam, Nairobi,Seychelles, Berlin,Stockolm,Vienna, (Geneva from january?),Maldives.

3)As an F/O you will be entitled to a 2 or 3 bedroom flat-No sharing.
You can move out(and take the house allowance) if you want but in that case you will not be allowed to come back into the company accomodation

4) transfer...2...3 years.(but rules keep changing).

5) yes they do have 320 sim in Doha.You might do the full course here.
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 14:22
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My advice: stay in US on the RJ and continue to build time. Having 1,000 PIC on the RJ would make you a bit more marketable. I might also consider FlyDubai as an FO on the 737-800 if I were you after you reach the magic 1000 PIC number. You may be competing with a flood of pilots from India with 737 and A320 time in the near future. Therefore, your total hours need to be a bit more competitive.

Good luck to you.
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Old 24th Dec 2008, 15:23
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Totally agreed with Capt Krunch and AirbusMaster
A320 is not a very desirable fleet. Goodluck to you
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 05:30
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Whatever the Guys say , I wouldnt sugguest QR as a good employer to its pilots ... you would be better off with any other Career in the Middle East... At least u have career progression!!! Best of Luck Mattie ...
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 16:53
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Qatar Airways

Hello All and Merry Xmas to all.
I need some help and was hoping someone might be able to help. with regard to DEC A320 fleet or Widebody FO which one should I take. I was told widebody FO's make as much as A320 Capt with better roster. Also is it true that they will give you 4 days OFF in row every month. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 01:40
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me no understandie ~ Mattie ?
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 03:30
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nojoke you got a pvt thanks
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 03:36
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stay away from A-320 even for less money.
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