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

Old 18th Oct 2012, 11:57
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Join Date: Oct 2012
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Disappointment is obvious, I guess..
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 15:30
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The DOJs given to the SOs for NOV and DEC was sometime back (3 months ago or so).
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 17:55
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
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Does Qatar have a limit on how long someone is in the pool before they are no longer accepted? It seems from reading the threads that some have went more than a year and were successful?
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 02:58
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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Generally qr don't have there act together in the office, and u will never know if they have a time limit cause nobody knows and the rules change constantly anyways. Just be patient and look and take other jobs if they arise first. QR is not a safe bet
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 20:38
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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Waiting is the message...

Hi All,
Just a small update... but I guess you know all this by now.
I talked to one of the engineers who is working for the current company I am flying for, and he has a friend working for QR as a line training captain and also in the recruitment department. The ones who passed the selection are indeed in a hold pool for an unknown period of time, due the to the fact that the B787 are being delayed. This is apparently the only reason why everything is on a hold. And nobody knows for how long.
The fact is that those B787 are coming, and when they start to arrive as planned, then QR will start calling people. Most people from the A320 are going on the B787.
But I am not telling anything new here.
And again... waiting is the key here and keep on looking elsewhere.
Cheers,
CCCC
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Old 20th Oct 2012, 03:37
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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CCCC,

Thank you for the updated information. I understand you do not work for QR, but I still am trying to understand the crewing for the 777. It has been stated numerous times that 787 slots will be filled by current A320 pilots. Does that mean that senior 777 FOs are not offered 787 Captain slots? Can a senior 777 FO bid an open A320 Captain slot if desired? Are 777 pilots expected to stay on that fleet and not move elsewhere?

With DECs entering the 777 fleet, are senior FOs on the 777s relegated to slower upgrade prospects or can they bid other fleets like the 787 and A330 fleets as slots open?

Appreciate any insight from anyone in the know.

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Old 20th Oct 2012, 10:18
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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Iver,

I asked that question at interview.
I was told that B777 FOs are offered upgrades on A320. Or, they can choose to wait (quite a bit) longer for upgrade on B777.

No idea about B787 though.

Keep swimming!

LJ

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Old 20th Oct 2012, 16:20
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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I have no idea about fleet transfer/upgrade.
First get there as a FTSO, and when time arrives, then I will worry about upgrade/fleet transfer.
Cheers,
cccc
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Old 20th Oct 2012, 18:12
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Cheers LJ and CCCC,

Appreciate the update. With many DECs coming into the different fleets, it is good to know that senior FOs will have some other options for Command.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 13:21
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: INDIA
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Any idea how much time does it normally take to know the result after the interview?
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 18:34
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6-8weeks normally
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 18:40
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
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.....

4 1/2 months ...
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 20:38
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: INDIA
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So does it mean the longer it takes its going to be a positive result?
Thank you
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 21:32
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
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I think a good rule of thumb is if it takes longer than 2 weeks it will most likely be good news.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 21:33
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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Thank you very much
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 10:15
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Everywhere!!!
Age: 38
Posts: 26
Thats true....I fly for QR for a year now and most of my friends and me had the same experience....longer you wait better news you get.
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 10:24
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: in the sky
Age: 50
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hello, are u happy to live in Doha, how is live, what about ur family ?
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 15:19
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Join Date: Sep 2009
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Well I'm a single guy in Doha....and its pretty nice to be around. The living standards are expensive so are the house accommodations. The company is not giving accommodation for now, but the money is enough to get an apartment outside.

If you every get board Dubai is next door and there is 10 flights a day.
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 17:51
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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ah ok, so they don't give u accommodation, but they give u a extra money for it right ?

there is so many cabin craw single, how comes u are single ? ;-)
(kidding!)
ps: tks for ur reply
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 19:03
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: DUBAI
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QR Interview

Hii there...
i invited to QR interview on July ..and the interview is done on the End of Sep ...till now no news and no one contaced me.
Am applied for S/O Fast track position /3000 Hrs Turbo-P) .The selcetion proccess as following.:
50 questions -MCQ's
Paned interview-face to face with assessors and HR officer.
Finaly Simulator assessment on A320 -New arrived-Class-D ../Amazing !!

That set...
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