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

Old 25th Dec 2012, 16:19
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54
NTSO

I can confirm first hand.

'We are not able to offer employment to Second officers other than sponsored graduates of the Qatar aeronautical college.

A small amount of Fast Track second officers MAY be needed in the second half of 2013..

Kinda strange though ntso's have a huge bond for 5 years. Quite a good deal for QR you would think since they cant leave. i hear a lot of diff things but this came from a manager in recruitment.

Things change a lot over there so my hope hasnt faded. I know of a guy on the forum: ITO. Did his assesment jan 2012. Passed the age limit (30) file got closed (NTSO) the guy probably did everything he could to turn the tide. The result: he was put back on track and received the offer of
Employment a little while ago.

Dont lose hope..
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 20:27
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Madrid
Posts: 11
@jean Paul

Is strange because the news that i have also for recruitment is that everybody will receive its DOJ.
In other hand, i have a friend that works in the national qatari school and he has told me that there isn't enough sponsoriced students in order to feed QR.

I cant also understand what is the problem with the FTSO. they only have to do a few sectors more than a FO.

I think we have to be positives, indeed.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 02:52
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Just 5NM behind you!
Posts: 65
Hello guys,

Just like somebody said on another thread...

I know it's a "rumour" network, but you better keep in mind the first word, which is "Professional"! So unless you wish to understand it as being a good source of " professionally tailored rumours" in here, this should imply getting the information right before you start panicking with everybody around you!


disagreeable,

I'm not quiet sure where did you get your information from, but one thing I'm sure of is that it's all not so accurate! Especially what you said about NTSO,s!

Everybody with an offer letter will definitely get his DOJ. Everybody who has been put in the talent pool will receive an offer letter according to priority and operational requirements. FULL STOP! Confirmed by various sources inside QR.

Relax guys.. Your turn is coming up...just hang on!

Good luck everybody
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 10:54
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
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@777-aviator
you said :
Everybody with an offer letter will definitely get his DOJ. Everybody who has been put in the talent pool will receive an offer letter according to priority and operational requirements. FULL STOP! Confirmed by various sources inside QR.

thanks for the info but could you be more specific please ? who are they ? did you talk to them by phone , email ? and when did they say that ?

Last edited by supersonic75; 27th Dec 2012 at 11:29.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 13:26
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Things change a lot over there so my hope hasnt faded. I know of a guy on the forum: ITO. Did his assesment jan 2012. Passed the age limit (30) file got closed (NTSO) the guy probably did everything he could to turn the tide. The result: he was put back on track and received the offer of
Employment a little while ago.

Dont lose hope..
ITO was an ex QR cabin crew member! I think the QR House finally detected that they know him well.Good for him his situation was a hot one
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 02:35
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Join Date: May 2009
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supersonic75,

Got that from people in the HR/Recruitment. I'm already working here at QR and I have talked to them in person about a week ago.
Apologies for not being able to give names though.
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 12:24
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
Posts: 21
@777-aviator

Thanks alot man .. if they told you that just a week ago then its really great . could you please keep posting any info you get from them in the future ? as you know , we ( the swimmers ) have no contact with QR and have no idea about anything
Thanks again.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 21:01
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Behind you all the way!
Posts: 359
Joining B777 fleet query.

Hi! Heard from a former colleague that when he joined QR, he completed his B777 training with BA at LHR up to LST. Then a trainer from QR came to do another 9 Sim' sessions with them. Is this just for the licensing for the Qatar aviation authorities?

Cheers in advance.

DO
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 01:10
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse
Posts: 1
Waiting in the pool while getting tanned

Hi! Im same situation as you, but I'm not 777 rated but 747 rated.. Still waiting on the pool and my good news were in August like you
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 14:02
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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Up to date terms and conditions

I've spent a while trying to work my way through 300 pages of posts to try and find the terms and conditions for a wide bodied DEC including current pay scales. Could someone be so kind as to point me in the right direction?

Many thanks
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 15:37
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
widebody Dec....
basic pay...31,000 QR
transport allowance 1500 / month
utility 300/month
telephone 400/ month
housing.. 12000/ month
school max out 105000 per year for 3 children

flight pay for captains was 120 per hour.


This information may not be current but should be close.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 16:00
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Earth
Posts: 44
Many of details of basic salary and allowance here but does anybody have details of the all important extras.
Loss of Licence, medical insurance, death in service?
What is the cost of car ownerships ? Are there any interest free loans from company?
I am aware there is no pension.
Education allowance , does this include university? If so is it only to cover course fees or can we claim for student accomodation and living expenses.
Living in Doha? Is it feasable for a couple to live in say West Bay area in a reasonable appartment within the housing allowance for DEC? ( I preffer the idea of being near coast and restaurants etc as schooling no longer a priority).
Are there any reasonable sailing clubs or facilities for leisure sailing? Not just racing?
Cost of living compared to UK?
Internet- is it fast enough and cheap enough to to ba able to view UK TV via VPN?
If anybody has any details of the above much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 17:33
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: italy
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Money is as above Cloud 999. minus the bond for the first 18months if they take you NTR. You get this back after 36 months though.

West Bay or The Pearl is where a lot of the guys live, you could maybe source something for the 12000QR. However most people pay 15000-25000, depending on tastes. Some of the wide body guys share and make nice money, biding for the US flights to see the family. The Pearl is 25mins-45mins from the Hardies Car Park. Normally one direction you will hit the traffic, the other will be midnight/2 am. So quite, just take care!! subtract 10-15mins for west bay. A lot of guys stay at Ezdan Suites while finding there feet in Doha. Training takes 6months min NTR, 4months TR'd narrow body, longer on the wide body. Bond is taken from day one, so money can be a bit short during this period if fixed outgoings are high or you still have commitments back home.

Banks give car loans after 6 months, driving is dangerous here, many accidents and it is an issue for the authorities. Petrol is very cheap though so, it is possible to indulge in some cubic inches.!

Sailing, there aren't clubs like in the UK. More like the french, with sailing centres. Where you can hire a [email protected] for 100QR an hour. Wind is generally 5-10kts, however there are very windy days during Shimal season. 25-35kts.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 17:45
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: italy
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Cost of living is cheaper than the UK in most things. However food quality can be variable, because most stuff is imported. They recently opened a farmers market for Qatari farmers, which is interesting.

Eating out is expensive, alcohol is expensive due restrictions on supply.

Internet is quick in some areas where they installed fibre. However most areas, OK for radio. To watch TV down load for iPlayer or C4.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 19:22
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Join Date: May 2001
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Thanks for the info F14 it all helps to build up the big picture!
If anybody knows about loss of licence or death in service details if any that wold be a help. Cheers.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 23:31
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
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Eating out

REF: F14 remark.

Eating out expensive in western style or fancy local restaurants. Truth is the best food for eating out is in the local establishments and two can dine on amazing food for the equivalent of $25.00 US. Many ethnic cuisines represented and healthier (and less expensive) than eating at Burger King.

After you obtain your liquor permit, enjoy your beverages in you home. Safer and much less expensive than dining and drinking at an establishment that has a liquor license!
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 11:58
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Join Date: May 2001
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Thanks for some useful info guys , i just read some pretty horrific reviews about Ezdan suites on trip advisor, why do guys stay there initially? Maybe its better than the reviews suggest?
Sounds like there are some nice options for rental in West Bay/ Pearl with maybe a little extra cost.
Also I just heard that new entrants will now be getting company accomodation does anyone know the name of this area and any experience.
Cheers
Oh Happy New Year all !

Last edited by CLOUD999; 1st Jan 2013 at 11:59.
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 12:15
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: uk
Posts: 10
Positive or negative

Hi,Just for info?
Are there any current Captains here that have any positive/ negative issues about QA on the 330 fleet?
Also what can one expect to gross monthly with regard to salary and all allowances.
Thanks for info.
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 20:17
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: everywhere and nowhere
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worst news ever -.-

i have heard of people waiting for more than half a year when in doha, yes.
but i havent heard of random terminations (there was always - even if a random - reason to it)


#############edit##############

the post was an answer to the post of a FO who wrote something here yesterday but seemed to have it deleted. obviously there were random terminations in the training department because it couldnt handle the overall situation.

but who really knows... lets wait and see

Last edited by Tritzo; 3rd Jan 2013 at 09:47.
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 05:51
  #5860 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
@cloud999
It appears they are using " Holiday Villa" as one of the housing options. I does seem to be fact that they are now "as of today" assigning housing vs giving the 10,000 QR/ month
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