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

Old 17th Sep 2014, 11:35
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: another place
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His excellency! WTF

Deep and F
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Old 18th Sep 2014, 17:47
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
Good Day Guys

Nobody seems to be talking about the June 2014 SO application. Is something really happening out there or everyone is waiting.

Cheers guys
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Old 19th Sep 2014, 12:29
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
Are these guys who have been waiting for 2 years been paid?
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Old 19th Sep 2014, 14:15
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
Wow, you really don't have a clue do you.

Nice to see you despirate fools are really
doing your home work
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Old 19th Sep 2014, 17:34
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 8
Cool Qatar Airways

Can any one say what the roster for B777 F/O is like at Qatar Airways and also company accommodation availability.
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Old 21st Sep 2014, 15:13
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
That's ridiculous. Did you guys happen to have any info why are they recruiting more guys when they have already guys waiting.
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Old 22nd Sep 2014, 06:41
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
PilotofDoha

Thanks for sharing this info. Do you have info from this inside source regarding how many SO they will be recruiting this year?
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 01:15
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wonderland
Posts: 24
I have received an offer letter from the company, can somebody with experience please tell me for how long does it usually take to get joining date?
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 18:43
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: KUL
Posts: 59
Mind to share more about ur offer letter..I put my timeline from invitation for interview up till DOJ n latest my work visa in a post few pages back..u can get a rough idea from that..
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 22:26
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wonderland
Posts: 24
Sure, I got FO 320

Applied April 2014
Interview May 2014
Offer letter August 2014
Ive got the DOJ in meantime (Sept 2014) to join in November 2014
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 21:47
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cairo
Posts: 2
What position you were applying for if u don't mind sharing
Cheers
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 06:11
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: in the sky
Posts: 107
SO

Guys,
Does anyone know if the applications for Second officer(June 2014) will ever be processed?Are they actively recruiting SO's?Has anyone heard from them?
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 06:28
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: in the sky
Posts: 114
@pilot4eva

As of now, they wont be processing up the applicants as they have got people in the pool waiting to join.
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 08:30
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Villa
Posts: 10
Jepp FD

Hello guys,


Those of you already flying with Qatar...does QR allow using personal iPad etc for Jepp FD in flight, do they provide the jepp key or pilots need to purchase their own?


Thanks
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 09:12
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: FL 340
Age: 50
Posts: 51
Anyone got any info about the Pilot Meeting?
Was away and could not attend.

Any good news at all?
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 23:25
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NY
Age: 43
Posts: 3
Someone passed this to me. For those who didn't go. .
1. Compensation Package (the most important to many of us);
Unfortunately, the compensation package that was to be announced today was delayed due to "technical issues." However, the package is indeed alive and details will be announced "by next week." The important point is that this package is effective September 1st, so it is already in place.
- There will be an increase in Basic Salary.
- Increase in Hourly Flight Pay.
- Increase in Tuition Allowance.
- The introduction of a "Productivity Bonus" which means if you fly more than 630 hours a year (narrow body fleet) or 735 hours a year (wide body fleet) , your hourly pay over and above those hours will be paid at a higher rate.
- The compensation increment scale, which currently stagnates at 10 years of service will now be revised to go up to 15 years of service initially and probably even higher later on.
- The salary increase will be between 12% to 18% based on rank and time with the company.
- Unfortunately, there will be NO revision to the housing allowance at this time. The company is looking into a "more permanent" solution to this problem which includes the acquisition of more company housing units.
- There will be a revision to the "End of Contract" compensation package to be announced in the near future.
- There will be an increase in the "Loss of License" insurance payout amount.
- There will be consideration given to allotment of standby tickets to retired pilots.

2. Change in Company Culture;
According to the new COO, there will be a basic change in company culture, which includes due process and exposure to a fair decision process before termination is deemed necessary. They are looking to make Qatar Airways a "company that pilots want to work for."

3. Fleet Change & Upgrades;
An A320, A330 or A340 F.O., will be eligible for an A350 or A380 F.O. position, or for A320 guys, an A330 F.O position.
- An A320 or A330 F.O., will only upgrade as Captain to the A320 fleet.
- A Boeing F.O., will only transfer as F.O. or Captain to other Boeing types.
- Unfortunately, Bonds were NOT discussed.
- As you know, the first A350 is expected by year end. It will initially be staffed by A330 guys since the type ratings between the two will be considered as "common." Later on, they will start incorporating the A320 pilots into the A350 fleet.
- The first 5 A350's are earmarked for "European Destinations" and the next five will be assigned "Asian Destinations."

4. Command Development Course Proposal;
The company is looking to implement a new program titled the "Command Development Course." The program is designed to develop eligible First Officers to prepare for their command upgrade process. This is basically how it is envisioned to work.
- When a first officer is within one year of upgrade eligibility, they will be enrolled into the program.
- The first step will be a P.S.A (equivalent to a PAT)
- This will be followed by ground courses aimed at command training.
- All LPC/OPC's from this point on will include an assessment on Command Potential.
- After the program is complete, the candidate will be allowed to take another P.S.A., if the first one (taken at the beginning of the program), was unsuccessful.
- On completion of the training, the candidate will undergo the usual command upgrade process which includes an LPC/OPC, interview board etc.
- Upon completion of all the above, the candidate will undergo their Command Upgrade.

This is all I have for now guys. There were some issues raised during the Q&A session that were inconclusive. The management promised to look into them. These include but are not limited to scheduling (roster), vacations, quality of crew hotels etc.
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Old 27th Sep 2014, 01:29
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: new york
Posts: 82
bond

when you upgrade from A330 captain to A350 captain ,Do you need to go under bond again?
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Old 27th Sep 2014, 06:07
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: KUL
Posts: 59
If I may share some info on housing here..from the latest reply I got regarding housing..QR is giving everyone company house starting from ur DOJ and it will be permanent, thruout ur career..all deck crew will be given the same type, ie 3 bedroom regardless of rank, which im not sure apartment or villa..if others have different info please do correct me..thanks..
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Old 27th Sep 2014, 09:09
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cuckoo land
Posts: 119
I, for one, am quite optimistic about the new terms and conditions announced at the recent pilot forum. There seems to be a clear intention, from the new management team, to make QR a much better place to work. Let's hope that it's not a false dawn.

PL.
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Old 27th Sep 2014, 09:47
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: out of this world...
Posts: 221
Maybe they are forced to improve life at QR because from second hand info I heard, they have lost 100's of pilots lately. Even heard of a case where a crew flew to the UK in a B777 and then emailed QR to come fetch their aircraft because they resigned on the spot...

(Disclaimer : heard from someone who did a interview at another company with 3 other Qatar pilots..)
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