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

Old 6th Jun 2012, 08:49
  #4881 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: paris
Age: 52
Posts: 13
hi guys,

I've been reading this discussion for some months now and I thank all of those who gave me answers to my questions.

flying since 1990 (ex-fighter)
full ATPL

In order to give you also some feedback, here is my personal timeline :

- online registration : OCT 2011
- invitation for selection : end of jan 2012
- selection : feb 2012
- good news : march 2012
- employment letter : april 2012

still waiting for DOJ ...

a friend of mine received his employement letter at the same time (april). However his DOJ is 24th of june. I think due to the fact that he is type rated (A320).

The spanair guys (more than 100) have been recruited recently and seem to give a huge workload to the HR dept. They all come in front of the queue. Makes sense, they are fully type rated and well experienced, whereas many of us are not type rated (I guess).

When I did my selection, many guys around me were unemployed or about to become so (I am...). Having more than 100 experienced A320 pilots (DEC included of course), is a very good opportunity for QR. They can't miss it. And that's why (I think) there is now some delays.

Being unemployed with 3 kids, I just hope that they will call me in the newt few months. Life is tough.

I have learnt to be patient with QR ...

If some of you guys are in my case (emp letter april, waiting for DOJ), I'll appreciate to be in touch with you => PM me pls

all the best
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 11:11
  #4882 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 17
Letter of employment

Hi Supersonic75,

Sorry for late eply but I am currently flying my last couple of hours with my airline. In fact today is my last day. Hope I won't regret it, if things don't speed up with QA.
Just to answer your question:

Applied: October 2011
Invited: Mid Feb. 2012
Good news: March 2012
Letter of Employment: April 2012
DOJ: April the 30th 2012 for DOJ in July.

Now still waiting for Visa and the rest.

Hope that helps.
Take care and happy landings.
Flyer 79
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 12:33
  #4883 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
Posts: 21
@flyer79 : thanks for reply , i wouldnt worry if i were you , as other guys told you the visa could take more time than expected but you will get it at the end if you have a clean record at your home country , but its always better to try again and call your joining coordinator just to make sure everything is ok so far , try calling about 8:00 am qatar local time ( GMT+3 ) it always works for me when i call at that time good luck
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 13:02
  #4884 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 17

Thanx for advice mate.

I heard and spoke with some guys on this forum saying better not call or email them, as you bother them. So I follow this policy and let things as they are. From time to time I come on this forum to exchange ideas and have others opinion and thanx to all for your help.

Happy landings
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 02:03
  #4885 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 59
Few crew agencies work with Qatar Airways.

I already applied online on the QR website. Still no news.

If I applied thru one of these agencies, would that change anything as far as waiting?

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Old 7th Jun 2012, 03:32
  #4886 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
Posts: 3,788
DX man, don't apply through an agency if you are direct entry FO or Capt...apply online as you did, give it plenty of time...they have 50billion USD of aircraft on order, and have taken around 4 airplanes since April, and it's non-stop..from internal sources there, they are rather busy, so apply and keep it updated, emails and attempted phone calls are not appreciated, as it interrupts their work, patience is a key to joining any airline here, QR is no exception, be patient, it will come....if you got the online completed and received a reference number, then wait it out.....advice given me by a person in "the department" there...good luck to all...
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 06:43
  #4887 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
I applied through an agency(paramount) but often wondered if that would be a hindrance or a help. I honestly don't know but I seem to be proceeding through the process like everyone else. They are still advertising for positions on their website.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 07:31
  #4888 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 4
Smile Any chance

Hi everybody
I m 40 and have 4000 hr no jet over 1000 hr on atr72 as FO, 1000 hr BE1900 and plenty of small ac, any chance for SO fast track? Thanks for the info.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 10:40
  #4889 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 28
Posts: 1
Hi guys!

I did the selections early February (ab-initio, NTSO, 200hrs FT). It has been almost 4 months now, and still waiting for any feedback (positive or negative)...

Any of you guys experienced the same amount of waiting time?

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Old 7th Jun 2012, 11:20
  #4890 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
Posts: 3,788
@Casablanca, how exactly is/was the agency involved?
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 16:34
  #4891 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
RE: Agency
I saw an ad on paramountarg.com advertising for 777 captains for a 5 star airline.
I applied, and it merely redirected me to application for Qatar.
I had applied directly with Qatar previously about a year prior and never heard anything.
I honestly don't know what is the connection with the agency... They seem to be in touch with someone there as my recruiter called me day before the interview invite to give me a heads up.
I assume they get a finders fee or something.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 19:30
  #4892 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 130
Hi guys,

QR is game over for me.Unfortunately. I still can`t believe what happened but it is unfortunately real.I think we have been around this thread for sometime and most of us almost knowwhich position we applied for, and somost of you know that I applied for NTSO. I have been waiting for the past 5months as a crazy, every single day, for any single feedback. Managed to knowlater on that I did pass the Interview. Tried to call HR every day to find outwhere I was standing, if there was something about to happen, a nerve wrecking stressfulsituation, to end up with what? They called me two days ago announcing me thatI was about to turn 31 in 5 days and that I am not fulfilling anymore the agerequirement for joining as NTSO and as a result, they are canceling myapplication. I was left with no voice.

I can`t describe now how disappointedI am, especially that because of this waiting…etc I lost 2 other firm joboffers that were initially my plan to reach the FTSO. At the end of the day, Ifind myself with absolutely nothing in my hands. It`s harsh, it`s really harsh.
Most of you do not know, but Iworked previously with QR as a cabin crew, and when I was about to turn 28years old, I had also the same thing…had tried everything…etc to be told 1month before turning 28 SORRY..TOO late. Still, resigned from the company, undergonea Flight Instructor course to pursu that dream of being with the company, todo something that will get my experience going on toward FTSO. Have beenworking for the past almost two years and a half as a full time FI with nearly2000H, doing all sort of training, all focused and determined to get back tothe company, and yet, the same thing happens in an even worse situation, afterpassing the interview this time.

It just cracked me. I am disgusted.Why waiting 5 months to just then realize ohh…shit..the guy is about to reachthe age limit -which I had NO CLUE about it at all- lets call him and announce himthe very nice news !
I can`t describe how hard it isnor how I feel. I am in the middle of nowhere now with all doors shut andlocked.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 19:59
  #4893 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 105
Ito, my condolences. This is really [email protected] what happened to you. Somehow it shows that QR is still full of surprises. There is still a live without QR. You can compare it with a girl who is rejecting you. First you die but later on you realize there are more girls outthere. Same here. One day you will find a better outfit than thisone. I wish you all the best. You'll get there. Thats for sure.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 20:08
  #4894 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
And may I ask what's the age limit is?? 31?

Last edited by RK303; 7th Jun 2012 at 20:09.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 21:42
  #4895 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MI6-HQ
Posts: 23

I feel for you man. It's a total mess up.

Sincere condolences.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 22:42
  #4896 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112
Exclamation ....

Wow.....really sorry ,mate.
But if there's one door closing ,normally another one opens.
Feel with you,and hope u find power soon to continue your journey.

All the best ,

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Old 7th Jun 2012, 22:58
  #4897 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: in the sky
Posts: 114

Felt sorry for you, after reading your post mate..... Hope there something pops up for you IA!!! I know its easy for all of us to say this to you but trust me ----as said above.... there will be other doors for you. Check pm
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 23:22
  #4898 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 59

Give the chief pilot a call. Tell him that you already passed the assessments and you used to be QR cabin crew etc. You have nothing to lose by doing this.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 23:31
  #4899 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: uk
Age: 29
Posts: 69
Hi everyone,
I've read that qatar airways and CTC aviation have an agreement for low-hour pilots supply. Does anyone know anything about it ( contract salary and terms)?
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Old 8th Jun 2012, 02:09
  #4900 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,840

Truly sorry to hear what has happened to you. Most unfortunate. I wasn't even aware there was an age limit for the SO.
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