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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:19
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143
congrats

congratulations Speedhold.

its great to see that they are calling people from the pool, even for August, even if they told me that i will join in December it will be nice because i will have a date and we can start planning our life ahead, this waiting listening rumors and with nothing sure is not a comfortable situation.

theres something im not sure... they told you no classes for A320 now but confirm August 11th, however they told you November... so maybe this means you are going A330.... sound a bit messy...
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:42
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
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Migair

I dont know what to think ...I just posted what has happened to me im just going with the flow
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 14:01
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
salary at Qatar

Hi. Can anyone tell me how much a new joiner at qatar is making when u first arrive in doha first officer a320 ?? I have thr pay scale just wanna know what kind of base pay one gets .

Last edited by speedhold; 27th Feb 2013 at 14:05.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 15:23
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: sky
Age: 45
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speedhold,

Thank you for your post. All the best to you!
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 20:24
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: venus
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Speedhold,
The basic entry level salary for F/O is 21500QAR( 5900US dollars,4400 )
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 21:19
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
Does any know if my wife can travel with me when I start with my joining date
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 22:42
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
Posts: 70
No, your wife wont be able too, you will have to give all the documents and prepare a visa for her when you are here., unless you are given it already (but I doubt that).

It is a royal pain in the arse, or used to be to get your wife here on a visa and she will have to go throught the same RP process as you..... good luck!

in saying that, I doubt that it is better than it was a couple years ago and will take time.

I highly recommend to leave here at home for the first month at least if you can; as you will have to get used to the place and get all your running around done as well.

re: the Aug start date.
That will be a minimum time to expect.... this is the dates given by the same people that hired all those waiting around now.... so maybe they learnt their lesson..... but somehow I think not!
They will need to get through many many people sitting around here and I dont see that happening in 6 months.

Good luck though.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 02:38
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
Hi guys thanks for the response a little confuse regarding with my wife situation so pilot of doha you are saying that my wife can come with me ? are you married and did your wife come with you? we dont have kids at the moment . ive emailed hr tomask themmthat as well but not got back anything yet.

If someone can give me a true answer to that would be great.

cheers
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 04:24
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
Here is something that may help you.Your question regarding your wife is the one i've asked during the interview panel.A captain and an english first officer both advised me to wait the training to see how it goes for you first.Once you feel ok in Doha then bring your wife they said and the english 320 FO said this is what he did when he started thinking it wiser. But they insist that it was a personnal decision and you can bring your wife right away if you want. Good luck
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 07:21
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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Aug 11 is a long way off.
I would not be worring about that too much right now.
Asking helps, but the proceedure may change by the time you get a solid offer or they may fudge the paper work.

My bad, I forgot that she can be under your sponsorship initially, but I strongly recommend to consider to leave here at home for the first month as you will be running around like a confused drunk trying to work out where anything is and how this place works, and so may increase stress levels unessasarily.

Also, you want to see what your roster entails for the second month, because if you are lucky, depending on your position, you may get a sim/type class very soon after(?) and then will have to leave her for 6 weeks.....

better she comes when you are slightly stable, know how to get some things done here and then the transition is smoother(if you can call it that).....

remember, happy wife, happy life....... apllies 10 times more especially here!!
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 07:41
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I joined in January and was provided with ticket for all of my family and a cargo allowance. You have up to 1 year to use the joining ticket for your family should you chose to wait. Finding a school is a problem as well as it doesn't help to have all of the distractions during training. At the same time training often takes a long time here and it may not be an option to leave family on other side of world.
Currently Qr is giving permanent housing again. (Subject to change of course).
There are 33 countries that can get visa on arrival and it may be extended for 1 more month for 100 qr. Hopefully that is time enough to get resident permit and sponsor your family.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 07:41
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 130
@ Speedhild ~

When you received your offer letter, did they send with it a JOINING PROECDURE FAQ ? Most of the immigration/visas are in there. I had a look for you regarding the wife issue, here is what I found :

If your spouse and children are eligible for visa on arrival, then they may travel to Qatar at any time that you have accommodation for them. This will be dependent upon your housing entitlement.
 If they will be able to join you on your initial flight to Qatar, your coordinator will assist you in arranging their Joining Tickets. If they will be joining you at a later date, you will be able to arrange their joining tickets at the QR Staff Travel Villa.

Does your joining coordinator answers your e-mail from time to time ?

Regards.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 08:24
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
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No, I'm not...yet !
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 13:01
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
Thanks everyone appreciate the info
@ito yes they do answer my emails after getting my joining date before that it usually takes around a week or two but now its right away or the next day
Cheers
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 14:00
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 130
So now, they confirmed the 11 aug as being your official DOJ ?
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 14:07
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
Posts: 70
Not to sure on the details of that Beyblade; however, something is going on.

Nut its very easy for things to be covered up here.... very hush hush just like the murders at Ain Kahlid a little whiles ago...... diidnt even make the papers.... typical. (if you dont know about it, then I am not going to elaborate on here).

Just be aware, that if things were not "positive" news events etc etc, then dont expect it to get out fast unless somebody with balls who knows the details makes it public. sad fact about this place.

PilotofDoha, yes you got that one right with the kg allowance, more factual postings like that and i'll actually consider you helpful; lol :-)
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 15:30
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54
February Update

It has been a complete JOKE that Qatar Airways NEVER manages to send the updates on time. They promise us November, we get it in December, they promise us July, we get it in August.. They tell us 'Our next planned update will be in February 2013' and on the last day of February..nothing has arrived once again. It's becoming a JOKE!
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 16:54
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
Jeanpaul172
Are none type direct enrty F/O or second officer are u current flying and current
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 18:30
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Europe
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Disagreeable, I am confused , did you say one can sponsor his wife immediately or only once he has his RP?
Also, what kind of timeframe for training on wide body one can expect? And roughly whats involved, company ground courses, type rating, sims, etc.
Lastly, murders in Ein Kahlid? Its not that big of a compound, is it? I will be bringing small kids...

Last edited by geronimoapache; 28th Feb 2013 at 18:31.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 19:25
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: On the planet
Posts: 4
Up grade?? 777-787

Hi, I am new here but want to ask any 777 guys...

I tried to make new thread but somehow it doesn't work. So here I am!

Anyone here is keen to share some thoughts regarding 777-787 upgrade...

Should I do it or not...??

What is the hidden cost?

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