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

Old 28th Dec 2014, 16:41
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paris
Age: 81
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B777 F/O roster question

Regarding the monthly rostering for the B777:

If I were to ask, for example, for as many flights as possible to London Heathrow (for whatever reason), what might my roster for the following month look like?...
Would it have a bunch of DOH/LHR/DOH flights on it, or, would that type of request go largely ignored...

Thanks,

Azzurri
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 17:30
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
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Timeline

Here's the timeline from Application to DOJ for a DEC applicant.

Applied late August,,
PSA early September,
Interview late October,
Good news 4 days later,
Offer of employment late November,
DOJ email mid December.

As you can see it is fast!

OW
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 08:35
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
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LHR is belonging more and more to the A380.
There are several British pilots here bidding for it.
It is also used very heavily for training.

If you manage one a month, you are beating the odds.
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 13:07
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I have a doubt:
Qatar 777 FO position requires min 1000 hours total time on jets and 500 hours on 777.Can the requirements be met with second officer time(P3 time) on the 777 or do they require P1 or P2 only?(because unlike emirates which clearly states P3 time cannot be used to meet the requirement qatar doesn't mention anything)
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 17:08
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Thanks Obbie,...I appreciate it.
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Old 30th Dec 2014, 00:26
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Thumbs up FlyingOW

😳What position did you apply & which fleet? Many thanks
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Old 30th Dec 2014, 17:05
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@PilotofDoha

Yes...
There is quit a few.
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Old 2nd Jan 2015, 01:42
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B777 F/O vs DEC A320

Hi Guys,

I have an interview coming up for a B777 F/O position, but am thinking about expressing a simultaneous interest in the Direct-entry Captain A320 (no experience on type) option. In other words, if it were advantageous to the company, I'd make myself available to go in a different direction at moment of fleet assignment.
Although I'd be pleased to continue on the big Boeings, I'd also be happy to help out for a handful of years as an A320 captain. Both options are of interest to me, and is why I'm considering letting recruitment know about it.

Would anybody like to comment, or advise against making such a suggestion or whatever?...

Thanks for your input in advance.

Azzurri

PS: I am not trying to game the system; I merely wouldn't mind a LHS on the A320 if the opportunity presented itself - it appeals to me in the same way that getting onto the B777 does. That's all.
PSS: And no, I didn't mean both types at once... Either one fleet, or the other.
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Old 2nd Jan 2015, 07:21
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai
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Sorry but I did not understand your question, I'm assuming you are a 737 captain, so why apply for 777 FO instead of A320 NTR DEC? That would be the shortest path to a LHS on a wide body in my opinion. Expressing what you want here does not really count for anything, all that matters is where the company needs you.
Best luck!
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Old 2nd Jan 2015, 08:08
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
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In the past they have hired DECs on A320 who flew all Boeing before.
Unfortunately at the interview I doubt they look at it that way, but rather merely do they want to hire you for the position which you applied?
I would suggest trying to apply a second time for position as captain.....although I don't know if they are seeking non type rated DECs at this time on the 320
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 06:19
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Europe
Age: 35
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Happy New Year everybody!

I was wondering what is the salary difference in % between narrow body skippers and widebody FO at QR?

I've just transfered to B777 FO from A320 CPT, but my airline seems to die before I can expect upgrade, I'm thinking of airline change and I can apply for both possitions.

Last edited by kosh; 3rd Jan 2015 at 08:35.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:47
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Kosh

I can answer that exactly but one of the good points in this airline is that they do not differentiate between narrow and wide body in terms of payscale. To me that archaic notion that " I must be paid more because my plane is bigger" is absolute rubbish. First year FO 320 is same as first year 777 or 380 and likewise with captains.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 12:00
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CDRW, thanks for reply.
Absolutely agree with you, I even think that narrow body guys should be paid more, cuz they do more work for the same flight time.
But my question was to compare FO and CPT, cuz in my situation I'm current as B777 FO but still valid to apply for A320 DEC.
Presuming that the goal is widebody left seat, what possition do you guys reccomend apply to?
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 13:20
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Join Date: Jun 2006
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Easy one, DEC on A320... Way easier than getting upgrade to captain for sure, they make the life of FOs here really hard when comes to upgrade.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 01:13
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Join Date: Jun 2002
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Absolutely agree with Ifbb - no brainer!
Join as a DEC!! The upgrade is fraught with lurking problems.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 05:36
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DEC - slam dunk! Thanks guys.
According to posts here, hiring process is not so speedy, as we all wish to. Do they need to be max of 12 month after the last flight at the DOJ or at the time of submiting application? It could be a problem here, as I am current B777.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 12:23
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Interview for B777/787 FO

Hi Folks,
I have been called for an interview for FO Postion Type Rated B777/787 by end of jan 2015. Would you be kind enough to tell me what to expect in the interview and where to study from? You could also pm me if you please.
PS:- have already started doing the ATPL tech stuff n other general aviation studies, however any ideas/ suggestions/ advice is welcome.
Thanks a ton in advance
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 12:46
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Africa
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Hi all,

Anyone hear back after the request for updated documents?

Cheers,

Wings
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Old 5th Jan 2015, 22:16
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Location: RHI
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if there are any 787 pilots or other fleets, could you please tell me how are the headphones in QR? Are they comfortable for long haul and have some noise reduction ? Are you allowed to use your own ? I am pretty much getting deaf by cheap crap my current airline uses cant imagine sitting with those for 10 hours! Maybe its an unusual question... But your hearing health counts!
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Old 6th Jan 2015, 03:16
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Far East
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All aircraft come with company issued high quality headphones.. No need to bring you own. Not sure of the exact SOP but speakers and hand mikes can be used in the crz within certain parameters. U won't go deaf.
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