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

Old 31st Jul 2012, 03:11
  #5201 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 9
Same email here. 320 FO signed in April. Time to start looking elsewhere
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 09:37
  #5202 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: On the moon
Posts: 199
Hi guys,
is there any chanche to get a job as second officer for a guy as me with 1100TT and about 600hrs on a turboprop SE? I have seen that in the past they got hired pilot without any experience...

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Old 31st Jul 2012, 13:19
  #5203 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Qatar Airways lack of communication with applicants, especially successful applicants, is very disturbing. Is top management aware of this - would they even care? No doubt it would be a good plan to have a Plan B because, despite what you have been promised, your timing may not be aligned. You would think they would have the decency to send out a weekly or bi-weekly email to successful applicants. Not much talk about the big airline based in Abu Dhabi that cannot be named - they are growing too and maybe treat their applicants with more professionalism. Maybe worth more of a look...
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 14:44
  #5204 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Port Orange, FL
Age: 34
Posts: 28
I received my notification of passing the interview in April and the talent pool email in June. I was supposed to receive an up date at the end of July but I never heard anything. Anyone else in this situation? FO applicant.
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 15:08
  #5205 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sky World
Posts: 18

Me too... It's really frustrating !!!!
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 16:41
  #5206 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
Posts: 77
Apparently they are still interviewing FTSO, check the post of Chutchcroft.
Maybe send him a PM.

I got a positive mail in March, for the position FTSO. And I haven't received anything since then.
It's frustrating!
QR is continuing holding interviews, but nobody is starting... What's the point of having a 1-year limit (if this limit exists), if apparently a lot of people will exceed this limit due to delay of aircrafts, sim slot problems...

I still hope to get any news soon!!

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 05:13
  #5207 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: sky
Age: 44
Posts: 12

I am on the same situation as the one s with pass mail/on talent pool/but no update as promished. Fo position. Could anyone with any inside information share any updates?
cheers gentlemen.
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 12:15
  #5208 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: everywhere and nowhere
Posts: 73
there is still a lot of delay because some of the spanair guys screwed up. no further details available (rumours are that because of their bad english and lack of good training quality they have to redo the complete TR instead of just getting some standardization)
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 12:37
  #5209 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54
Tritzo, how did you get this information?
Do you know about how long the delay is?
Thanks for at least some info!!
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 17:44
  #5210 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
It seems so far that everyone who has received an email in July has been slotted for the A320 fleet? Has anyone hired on the Boeing fleet heard any news.
I have a colleague who interviewed in April and is starting this week as 777 Fo.
It does not seem to be as backed up on that aircraft; at least for FOs.
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 22:06
  #5211 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
Hey guys how long after you applied did it take to hear anything from Qatar?
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 23:46
  #5212 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
Posts: 21
@ MALAK , no my friend im not a320 type rated . i signed an offer of employment as a320 f.o and now im on the ( talent pool )
wishing good luck for everybody
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Old 2nd Aug 2012, 00:43
  #5213 (permalink)  
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Talent Pool

Seems alot of posts from FO/SFO, rated and non rated for the 320 getting
put in the talent pool.

Anynews on DEC (Rated and Non Rated) Captains for the 320 being thrown into the talent pool?
Old 2nd Aug 2012, 04:34
  #5214 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
Posts: 3,789
The issue is most probably simulator availability......as in most airlines..
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Old 2nd Aug 2012, 09:29
  #5215 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: In a suitcase.
Age: 37
Posts: 169
There are two A320 simulators available in OAA - Stockholm, so I doubt it is due to lack of simulators.

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Old 2nd Aug 2012, 11:25
  #5216 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
I think it's more down to a shortage of trainers, they are all working flat out.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 03:26
  #5217 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Age: 48
Posts: 8

I applied earlier this year and the only response I got was that they got my resume. Nothing after that. I am not sure why-A few of the FO's I have flown with in the past at my regional in the States have been hired with half my experience. Shortly after I applied my family life changed drastically with a divorce happening-so my wife and kids would not be joining me for sure. I was happy not to have to deal with any decisions on an opportunity overseas but now that the divorce is almost done and the regional I work for is a sinking ship I want options as I still have a house to pay for and have to pay support for my kids. I still have not heard anything-and I am thinking about reapplying. I guess my only concern is the rumors about the body mass index. I am about 15 pounds heavier than I was when I was in the army and at the time I was 25% BMI-could this be holding me back from Qatar and/or Emirates?
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 04:32
  #5218 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Transition layer
Posts: 12

Hopefully you will get what you want and just to let you know, in Qatar Airways, they do not really care about your BMI because i know pilots way heavier than what they shouold be. I am not sure about Emirates though.

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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 05:54
  #5219 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425

Emirates has BMI requirement
I dont remember hearing about BMI at Qatar....and i have witnessed some that are surely pushing the limit if there is one.
I dont know if it lets you re-apply....I think it might if you use a different email.
It is defnitely worth a try, especially if you have waited about 6 months.
I applied and never had any response so later I applied through an agency(no longer doing screening for Qatar) and got an invite pretty soon afterwards.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 07:13
  #5220 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
Posts: 3,789
There are two A320 simulators available in OAA - Stockholm, so I don't buy the "lack of simulators", as an excuse.

Think about how many they have hired and need training, then also the amount of recurrent training necessary, then go have a look at your two(WOW) simulators you are speaking about...then rethink your words...
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