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

Old 6th Jan 2015, 05:26
  #7601 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: France
Posts: 88
If you bring your own, it will have to be checked by Maintenance (impedance...) and you need fleet approvaL. the restriction comes from the fact that several "plugs" were damaged by some crew .....
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Old 6th Jan 2015, 08:32
  #7602 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: RHI
Posts: 73
Thanks guys, happy to hear !
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 08:42
  #7603 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paris
Age: 81
Posts: 68
Dear lfbb & casablanca,

Thanks for your responses; I appreciate it.
I'm currently a B738 captain and thought I'd join as an F/0 on the wide bodies, spend a few years learning the ropes, and in doing so, would evolve into a good 'in-house' candidate for a seamless and hassle-free upgrade. (This is the natural progression at other airlines, and is why I thought I'd choose the Boeing F/o track)
You seemed to mention however, that this might not be the case...
Could you elaborate, if you don't mind. I'd be pleased to come and join you guys in Doha, but I just want to be sure that I'll be rewarded for my efforts.

Thx very much.

Azzurri (PM me if you'd like)
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 10:39
  #7604 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: France
Posts: 88
The Salary is the reward for your efforts.
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 12:29
  #7605 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai
Age: 43
Posts: 115
You are already 737 captain, so next logical step is not FO, but wide body captain. Not sure you got the minimums but I'd give it a shot on NTR DEC for 777 or 787. Believe me, you do not want to join as FO, the money and the big jets dream will not compensate your peace of mind. So in my opinion you should stick to DEC no matter what (even A320), too risky to join as FO and for any stupid reason get a red ink mark on your file which will make your upgrade back to the left seat impossible.
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 18:31
  #7606 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
Hassle-free upgrade.
Now there's a oxymoron for this airline.
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 09:09
  #7607 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Helsinki
Age: 46
Posts: 29
Anyone can post how is typical roster for A320 guys looks like? Many thanx!
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 17:02
  #7608 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: everywhere
Posts: 12

dear Wings23,
after sending to the recruiting team the last pages of the logbook and the new licence I didn't receive anything back.
Not a confirm nor a single short email.
I honestly don't know what does it mean?
I was also still waiting the DECEMBER UPDATE , which never came.
Did anybody receive the DECEMBER UPDATE?
Many thanx
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 23:42
  #7609 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere in the sky
Posts: 151
Heard that QR is recruiting DEC on the A380??

Happy landings
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 01:57
  #7610 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
@simba1978..... Yes unfortunately this is a very frustrating process, especially the part of not knowing anything. I would have to be honest and say if you haven't had response, haven't had updates, etc; then you maybe aren't a priority. Having said that, in my case I never received the update that everyone else had the month before, and out of the blue get a joining date 3 weeks away.
So what I'm saying is sometimes if you don't get the update it could mean you are already being slotted for something
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 15:10
  #7611 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: everywhere
Posts: 12
first of all let me thank you for your answer; so u are saying that in my case...receiving a request of the logbook and licence update but not receiving anything else later on (such as the standard update about the hiring situation) could mean a positive feedback?
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 01:48
  #7612 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I really do not know anything, and don't want to sound overly optimistic....just that in my case it turned out good
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Old 25th Jan 2015, 05:22
  #7613 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: I have always loved playing in Sand
Age: 46
Posts: 18
Just got invited to do a Pilot Suitability Test (PSA) and the email says it consists of a Psychometric Assessment.

Has anyone taken or has any insite to what type of questions they got. I have ever done this type of Assessment before and want to prepare for it before I attempt it.
I know there is information on the previous threads but I know QR has changed from PAT (Pilot Aptitude Test) to PSA and wanted feedback from anyone who has done it recently.

Thanks and happy flying!
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 20:49
  #7614 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 38
Posts: 7
Samolin when did you apply and when did you receive the invitation ? Im also curious about PSA test. Is this an online test or do you need to do it in qatar?
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 05:39
  #7615 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: DUBAI
Posts: 15
Dear ,Casblanca,
Did you received your Joining date this month ?
r u in the Talent pool before ?

I received email requesting my Documents ,at the same time some guys received an regular update ...
Now more than 3 weeks --- SLIENCE !!!
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 06:45
  #7616 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
Posts: 77
Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

I also sent my documents. But no update mail received. Those who received the update mail, what did it say?

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Old 28th Jan 2015, 07:03
  #7617 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: DUBAI
Posts: 15
Few ,received PSA Email.
But,it's a good sign when No regular Update email like before..
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 09:56
  #7618 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Not in Doha.
Posts: 49

As what did you interviewed for. Capt, FO or FTSO?
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 17:51
  #7619 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 13
FT to Command

Dear All

I need your advice here, I am about to apply for a position of first officer fast track to command with QR, I am currently flying as a captain on the A310-300F, my total hours are 6000+, with only 1700 jet time which it will not qualify me for NTR captain position with QR.
could I go ahead and apply as FT FO wide body and hopefully get my command after two years, or to wait until I fulfil their requirements for NTR captain position?

PS: On my current company my roster is 8 month on/4 month off, and we do not fly more than 40 hours a month in most cases.

Your feedback and input are highly appreciated.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 08:36
  #7620 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: FL 340
Age: 50
Posts: 51

Seems like you have quite the job.
Not sure of the pay or where you are based, but are you getting paid on those 4 months off?
Personally would wait till I can qualify as a DEC. Don't put yourself back on the RHS if you can avoid it.
Just my $0.2.
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