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

Old 8th Aug 2012, 15:17
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Miami
Posts: 1
Delay again

Same email more news late Nov.

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Old 8th Aug 2012, 15:28
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East of Eden
Posts: 108
Hey, guys, here are some numbers from the 'inside':
Pilots force as of end of 2011 - 1500 (approx).
Same as of now - 2200.
So they've made their numbers for this year. My guess is, though, this includers the people who got their offers of emploinment/fleet allocation and waiting for joining date. Ergo End-of-August update.
More numbers: people, swimming in the pool - 400.
Simple math dictates whoever is in the pool right now should join (meaning arrive in Doha) by the end of March, early April next year at the latest. That's taking into consideration also people leaving the Company meanwhile.
Bottom line - things are not so hopless as they may seem at the moment.
Good luck to all!
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 18:33
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Thanks, H. L.! I got the update this morning too...November for me. No worries as I'm in for the long haul.
Old 8th Aug 2012, 18:35
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Not in Doha.
Posts: 49
We do understand that due to the uncertain timeframe for holding pool candidates, you may be considering other career options.* As such, please advise us if would like to remain in our talent pool or would prefer to be withdrawn at this stage for any reason.
Correct me if I'm wrong. Must us in the holding pool now reply to this email to say that we are still interested in a job with QR?
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 18:44
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I did. Just a friendly "yep, I'm still here!".
Old 8th Aug 2012, 19:40
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
Have a friend who started this week on the 777.
He was told that he would probably do sim in November or December, so it sounds like they are backed up pretty bad.
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 19:42
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: skies
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Least he's going to be getting paid till then
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 21:41
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
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@Homo-ludens thanks for the info ...lets just hope they get their new airplanes with no further delays !! and lets really hope they dont find out or decide or even think that they dont need all those 250 new airplanes ?? that would be a disaster for us ...the ( swimming champions )
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 23:47
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
I'm pumping my friend for more info...said they have indicated they are done hiring for this year.(he didn't know if that meant all swimmers or new interviews) If the sims are already booked through December it may be worse case scenario.
Let's just hope another airline doesn't collapse and we go to bottom again!
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 23:56
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
Eligibility for Dec??

I interviewed for Dec- widebody.
I believe if you were not flying as captain at time of interview they would not interview you for Captain position.
I've been in the pool since April but am now facing downgrade In Septeber at current company due to cutbacks/reductions.
Does anyone know if this will effect me?
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Old 9th Aug 2012, 06:18
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Palma
Posts: 27
To Casablanca

As far as I know from some insiders, if you get a single line on your records showing a RHS, ... you are done...

Might be someone with greater authority/knowledge would clarify further...

Happy landings all.
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Old 9th Aug 2012, 08:18
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
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Does anyone know if this will effect me?

Send them an E-Mail inquiring....to the same person who sent you the congrats letter.....

Some how I doubt it would change anything, as you more than meet/exceed the requirements for the position.....I asked them during the interview if my lack of Boeing currency would preclude a possible 777 assignment, and they said not at all....

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Old 10th Aug 2012, 05:09
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: England
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My next update

My next update will be on November.
I wa interviewd on March.
What an unfair company it is.

I have 6000HRS for FO.
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 05:41
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Earth
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A SFO is not a rating. You become a SFO after completing 3 years of employment if you have not upgraded.

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Old 10th Aug 2012, 07:47
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East of Eden
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Currently the TRTO is training FOs for SFIs on the fixed base sims (both Airbus and Boeing). If you have to be an seniour FO to do it, I'm not shure, but I think not.
As for getting your SFI rating before comming here - do not bother. Although a plus in your CV, they'll give you a full training here even if you've been a full-fleged TRE in you previous life.
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 14:30
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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First Officer - Full-time
Intra Gulf-Qatar-Doha
Job Posting:05/Jun/2012 Job Number: AIR000MB
Job Status: Inactive (No Longer Accepting Job Submissions)
Submission Status: Completed Updated: 01/Aug/2012
View Submission

Seems the train has come to a halt!

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Old 10th Aug 2012, 17:16
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: london
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QR holding pool

I try to summarize the situation in QR holding pool .

We have 3 groups:
-One who passed the assessment signed their acceptance letters, and then received an updated end of July stipulating they may expect delay in DOJ until 2013.
-Second groups, which have been successful, joined the talent pool and now expect update end of August.
-And third one same as above but expect update end of November.

Please correct me if I am wrong?
Anyone know if they made a holding pool list or it is purely randomly?
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 18:58
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Behind the news desk
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Same thought from me about the 3 groups you mentioned. Although the first group, ie those who have fleet allocation and signed agreement letter appear to have no update timeframe, unlike the other 2 groups. Not sure why as it would be nice to know when to expect some news for those in that group.

I'd like to think the talent pool would be managed on a first in, first out basis. Like BA, where you are given a number and move up the list accordingly as people leave at the top and on to courses. Though I don't have much faith that those with type ratings etc might jump ahead of those who don't!

Does anyone know what the travel benefits for your family are, once joined and you qualify? For example, I think your parents get an ID90? Is this limited to 1 per year or unlimited etc? Any thoughts appreciated.

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Old 10th Aug 2012, 19:00
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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Posts: 39
QR interview

Anyone has the interview in Doha soon please?! Is QR still interviewing FTSO?
Thanks, good luck.
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 19:37
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA/ ASIA
Posts: 27

I heard pilots who have 3000 TT will get the B777, couldanyone confirm??????
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