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

Old 26th Nov 2014, 08:24
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: India
Posts: 2
Start Dates

Anyone been given a start date recently?
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Old 26th Nov 2014, 13:26
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Asia
Posts: 187
The experiences of someone who failed the selection is probably not the strongest foundation for drawing the conclusion that QR have missed the opportunity to "finally hire some professional pilots". The pilot corps here is as professional as anywhere I've seen. In fact the two best instructors I've ever had were here in QR on the A320. But of course there are the odd exceptions, as in every airline.

Join us and draw your own conclusions, but take others views with a pinch of salt, especially if there is an element of bitterness at a missed opportunity.

Good luck to your friend.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 08:25
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Miami
Age: 54
Posts: 231
Screenings

Yes, they told me that training is quite good in qr.
In any case, he called them to have a feedback and actually he did not fail (as he said the sim was very very good) but he could not join because of a "no poaching agreement" active between the gulf companies and some african companies and he is not the only one.....
Too bad that someone who has plans to change his life for any personal reason is restricted to do so.....
Also, it would be a better option for Qatar NOT to accept application from pilots coming from those "restricted"companies instead of doing so wasting everybody's time and maybe replying with a nice mail explaining this.
For a moment he suspected that the retired captain running the sim was in fact ready for a complete and serious retirement since he might very fine to see if someone is a good pilot/captain but he has that old philosophy concerning CRM. Sometimes is better to have a line captain,still flying in that airline, current on the same airplane with a clear idea of the actual way of managing a flight ( with the proper skills of course).
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 22:09
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Qatar
Posts: 89
There is no such poaching agreement. Just ask the airline we cannot mention!
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 14:00
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: RHI
Posts: 73
Hi all,

I received my fleet allocation. I was wondering still how a roster looks like for the 787 fleet, how many nights away, trips per month you do on average?
Can you take your significant other with you on any of these trips (ID90/50?) ? How does the bidding work is it per seniority? You usually get what you bid for?


Thanks !
All the best!
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 15:55
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I don't know about the 787 roster, but yes it is quite easy to bring family with you on overnights(id90). My kids come with me quite often and most hotels allow up to 4 in the room at no extra charge.
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 23:17
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North America
Posts: 56
Roadshow visit worthwhile?

I am planning on a ME visit in Feb to get the lay of the land before deciding whether to apply, (EY and QR) but see there is a QR roadshow coming up in Miami in Dec. The 3 hr flight to MIA is a lot closer than DOH. Has anyone been to one of these? It is basically a short presentation followed by a meet n' greet?

Cheers
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Old 30th Nov 2014, 03:40
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
The presentation is 30 minutes, and basically nothing you couldn't get off the internet......but the chance to meet someone face to face tends to push your cv to the top of the stack, often saving you months of waiting.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 19:48
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Danmark
Posts: 37
A 330/350

Hello guys, am a A 320 FO based in Europe, i would be interested to join but how is the deal for rated guys.
I guess when somebody is rated and experienced on A 320 then he will get for sure the A 320 or is there a realistic chance to get the 330 or 350 (or to start on 320 - how long does it take to get 330/350)?

-Second question: with 5500 over all experience but just 600 on Airbus, how long does it take to get considered for Upgrade (3000 hours flown as PIC on Light jets <10t)

-Third: how long does it take from application - till get invited for Interview and then from Interview till starting Training?

-Fourth: A 320 Roster: what is the maximum off days in a row and how many days off per month?

Thanks for Info

Last edited by valKilmer3481; 3rd Dec 2014 at 20:04.
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Old 4th Dec 2014, 06:58
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Galicia
Posts: 50
ADAPT

Has qr dismissed the team had managed the notorious ADAPT? As far as I remember, only 1 of 10 could get to the final assessment on the day because of the ADAPT. Anybody knows?
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Old 4th Dec 2014, 07:34
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: istanbul
Posts: 1
Mr. ValKilmer has asked some good questions. Anyone to answer them. They are the same questions for all the FOs.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 13:36
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
Val is a lazy ass, because all of these questions have been answered before.

But since I am bored...........

#1. it takes a fraction of the time, money, and resources to get you
out flying the line if they put you in your old airplane.
It's a business, not a country club, their decision should be obvious.

#2. Your light jet PIC time is not helpful in this regard. It will take you
approximately 36 months after final line check to be command
competitive. Providing your performance history is acceptable.

#3. Best case, 6 months from submission, to being on the property.
Every possible permutation and combination lasting into infinity
is also possible. You just might never hear from them.....ever.

#4. 10 days off per month. Days off in a row is too random to answer,
but if commuting is your hope FORGET IT. Your life will be hell.
This is NOT a commuting job. It will not work out for you.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 14:33
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Danmark
Posts: 37
Lazy Ass

Lazy ass says thank you

Lazy ass is flying 900 hours a year and lazy ass is indeed to lazy to go through a 500 pages Forum where am sure exactly the same questions were answered
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 15:28
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: universe
Posts: 565
Ah yes Obbie being as pleasant and informative as always. Attitude adjustment required.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 15:58
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: France
Posts: 88
SPOON FEEDING GENERATION
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 17:13
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: AROUND THE WORLD
Age: 35
Posts: 32
Dear all

I applied for QR FO 320 position , I uploaded all the required documents, But I still receive that my application is incomplete !! saying please update ATPL theory passes ! anyway I uploaded TWO ATP EXAMS that I took during flight school days,one american ATP and the other is equivalent exam for the ATP from my country's civil aviation stating that I passed an equivalent exam for the ATP and its clearly signed from the chief of the civil aviation.

I dont know what to do is there is like any email or any phone number that i could get in touch with them and tell them about this matter.

I really appreciate any help.

Best regards
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Old 9th Dec 2014, 18:20
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: banana republic
Posts: 5
Question Qr command upgrade Boeing Fleets

Hey guys,

I'm sure this has been answered, but I would like to know if things are changing, and not have to read post from the past 8 years to get an answer, so:

What is the wait to upgrade on boeing fleets after joining with 4000 hours of 737ng fo? What are the requirements to upgrade for active QR fo?

Thanks.
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 00:51
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
RE command upgrade....
I'm pretty sure I saw an announcement that it is or will be amended shortly.
As it stands now you would most likely get 787 but possibly 777 and although lots of Boeing time would need 2000 on widebody or 2000 on type. I believe this will change some as I think they recently started advertising for 737 NG guys as DEC on 787
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 03:48
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Italy
Posts: 43
Sorry what is STAR?
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 06:06
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Galicia
Posts: 50
RE command upgrade....
I'm pretty sure I saw an announcement that it is or will be amended shortly.
As it stands now you would most likely get 787 but possibly 777 and although lots of Boeing time would need 2000 on widebody or 2000 on type. I believe this will change some as I think they recently started advertising for 737 NG guys as DEC on 787
So, if I've just built 500hrs on T7 and A330 3500hrs, more than likely I could expect to be seated on the left of T7 or 787 in 3 years? Thanks in advance.
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