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

Old 29th Sep 2014, 09:12
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Age: 32
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Tony, judging by your reaction to failing the PSA, it shows that the PSA did it's job very well!
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 10:27
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
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Tony I apologise, it was harsh. It must be difficult. But it did look like you were throwing your toys out of the pram. It looks like a great gig so give it another go in 6 months. What's the worst that can happen?
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 13:36
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Italy
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Tony2F I am really sorry for you. I am pretty much in your situation (2.5 years), but wasn't asked to do the PSA yet. Are you a SO or a NTFO? Thanks.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 14:18
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Cheers Hobbsmeter for the updated info.


Two questions/points:


1. Regarding the first 5 routes going to Europe, I thought QR announced that the first A350 would be used on a JFK rotation? Any word on that possibly changing? I realise routes and fleet allocations change from time to time.


2. I have heard from a few mates that the current 787 positions are largely staffed by former A320 drivers. So, it sounds like you can jump to the Boeing fleets currently from the A320 fleet - but that might change once the A350 fleet starts to build.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 14:52
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I'm stunned that people still want to come to the Middle East. And put so much time and effort into it.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 14:56
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And I'm amused apt IVER asking about A350' routes. FFS get a grip, the thing has not even flown in revenue service, and you are asking about routes?
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 15:20
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Qatar Airways first A350 due in December, New York first destination - ch-aviation.com
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 16:07
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Western Pacific Ocean
Posts: 139
I have a friend who was, until recently, a senior A330 Capt. He left QR for a job pays half what he was making in QR. Says a lot about the Qatari lifestyle, which obviously he had enough of by this point.

Regarding the PSA/ Hogan test. What a BS test. My airline uses that for new-hires after HR took the hiring process away from Flt Ops. Nearly every applicant I have helped get an interview didn't pass the Hogan test. These are high-time all-around good guys (15,000+ hrs/ 12,000 PIC). I don't put my name behind many pilots but the ones I do recommend are just the type you want to fly a 3 or 4 day trips with, yet the PSA test states they are "unqualified".

One question I remember an applicant telling me: "When you get on an elevator, where should you stand?" WTF?

Meanwhile, a buddy of mine who has passed every Hogan test ever given to him, studied how to pass it prior to taking it and admitted he worked the system to pass it... IOW, the test is complete BS.
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Old 30th Sep 2014, 02:56
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 136
Hi all,

I was just on the QR career website, my application for 777 FO was rejected I think because I am short of the 1000 multi crew, I gave it a go as I am only short 30 hours thought they might let me away with 30 short but no, I then realised my SO application was incomplete, I completed this and submitted it, although the SO positions are not advertised do you think they still may process my application???
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 16:30
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 271
I think you should stay where you are........
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 11:21
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dubai
Posts: 10
Hours

Q for Airbus FO..... How many hours are you doing on A320 or A330/340??
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Old 7th Oct 2014, 10:35
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: italy
Posts: 128
Qr

Hello anyone has information regarding the psa test?
Thanks
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 14:02
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 148
Qatar Airways first A350 completes maiden flight
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 16:19
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worldwide
Age: 40
Posts: 0
Hi,

Psa test?, any info?, i have to do It and no info founded.

Thanks
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 17:32
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Africa
Posts: 42
What position did you apply for samca?
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 19:32
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Above and Beyond
Posts: 240
Where'S the Devil Indian Boy tower package for pilots?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 15:06
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worldwide
Age: 40
Posts: 0
FO B777/787
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 17:10
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: bangkok
Posts: 28
Hi I did the PSA test .How do u know u pass or fail n how long will it take to get the results thks.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 22:30
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tomorrow land
Age: 36
Posts: 4
samca there is a lot of info available on the PSA test on this thread,if you scroll through pages of posts within this year itself.

which month did you apply?

It's been about 3 months since I applied for F/O 777/787 type rated,I got an email asking for an update on the documents I had provided a month back.After that my application status shows "New"..it was "under review" prior to that.Could anybody give me some insight into the same?
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 04:00
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paris
Age: 82
Posts: 68
B777 layover times

Hello,

I'm interested to know what the 'layovers' are like in places like London, Paris, and New York for example. I have followed the threads on the challenges of being on this fleet but would like to hear some of the positive things that occur at 'destination'.

At what time of the day do the 777's arrive into JFK, and at what time would you leave again for Doha. Do you guys get to have a little fun every now and then by going into Midtown Manhattan, or Central London for that matter?

I ask as I'm trying to understand the specifics of what a 777 crew does from the time they arrive, and the time they have to be getting back to the airport. I would appreciate any tidbits on the roster.

Thanks so much,

Azzurri
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