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

Old 28th Jan 2015, 18:51
  #7621 (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, 09:36
  #7622 (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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Old 29th Jan 2015, 12:02
  #7623 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 13

Thanks for your input, not get paid on the off months, salary is over the $10000 and less than 15000, accom. and transport provided.
but domestic flights and even though not too much maximum flying, 60 hrs if we are busy.
If you mean I quit my job, no I am not, I am still employed.

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 12:18
  #7624 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Everyplace
Posts: 241
Aviod going back to RHS. Wait until you have the 2000 pic and apply.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 13:05
  #7625 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 13
7Q Off

Thanks a lot.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 13:30
  #7626 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cuckoo land
Posts: 119
In my opinion, wait until you have the hours for DEC. Upgrades in QR can be very subjective!

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Old 1st Feb 2015, 11:56
  #7627 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: *******
Age: 41
Posts: 32
Anyone knows how long the maximum "under review" is?
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 18:44
  #7628 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 1

Any tips for living in Doha ?
I have an interview next week and it would mean moving over with my young family.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 04:20
  #7629 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Greensburg, PA
Age: 48
Posts: 106

Tips?! First and foremost plan a visit to Doha with your significant before you make the leap. If you come here and don't have their support you will definitely not be happy.

Let's see...depending on the age of your children, schools are very difficult to get into. Check around ASD, ACS (currently advising they may lose their building lease), Park House, Doha College, DESS, etc...

If you have nursery school aged children be aware that once they turn 4 they will not be allowed in nursery school and you need to have a school with a pre-K program lined up.

Medical issues - it's very hit and miss. Some have been quite happy with different things. My wife has had issues and we are flying her to Hong Kong after three hospitals and more doctors than that have been unable to help. Also, unless you are bleeding to death and need a hospital procedure be prepared to wait a long time.

Traffic is horrible...unless you are from Mumbai or Delhi and then it's probably not so bad.

Housing continues to be an issue with rents on the rise.

In general it's expensive to live here and your bang for your buck probably isn't what you are used to.


Our girls love their school (ASD), the weather is great in the winter, and you'll meet many nice people.

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Old 4th Feb 2015, 04:35
  #7630 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Far East
Posts: 354
Biggest and best saying

Happy wife - happy life.

Good luck
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 05:06
  #7631 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rubislaw Den
Posts: 58
Goat airline

Apply for a UAE company Doha is a terrible place to be let alone "the airline " took me 5 months to get out of there !
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 05:35
  #7632 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Qatar
Posts: 89
Which airline/country are you coming from?
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 09:24
  #7633 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Hi all,

After sending the updates a few weeks ago back to recruitment (in the holdingpool since March 2012 as a FTSO), I received a mail back telling me that due to change in requirement I'm not eligible for this position. So I'm out!
Are they still looking for non-type rated guys on A320? Because I'm close to having 1000 hours command ona turboprop.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 12:50
  #7634 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: everywhere
Posts: 12
After almost 3 years in the talent pool I've been kicked out from the talent pool.

"Dear Applicant,
This email is in reference to your application for a position with Qatar Airways. You were selected and placed into our talent pool, however we regret to inform you that due to changes in our requirements and assessments, you are no longer eligible for the position you applied for."

so the mafia CTC can send their cadets .

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Old 4th Feb 2015, 13:00
  #7635 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
You guys were warned about this lot since day 1.

No sympathy for you.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 14:13
  #7636 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
Must be the mafia behind this move for sure
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 17:08
  #7637 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143
Luckily I was not very stupid to change anything for QR, but with the economy getting better in Europe and America they'll have shortage of pilots and they'll regret doing all this crap.

But the funniest part is:
You may *visit the*Qatar Airways Career Website*to review the Flight Deck vacancies and can apply for any vacancy that you *become qualified for.* Please use the same email address you used for your previous application.*We continue to grow and will have a requirement for *type rated narrow/wide body Captains and First Officers throughout the year.

how can you say that after telling that we are not qualified???

Last edited by migair54; 4th Feb 2015 at 19:06.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 00:18
  #7638 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
That is a blow , especially after waiting so long. I believe they are and will continue to be hiring steadily. As far as I recall Emirates has a max 1 year in the pool before having to interview again? Although they have in the past hired people that had been swimming for multiple years I do think they have changed their requirements so many times even they were confused and was easier to start over?
Maybe you don't even want to after this experience but apply again...second time may go smoothly!
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 00:56
  #7639 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: London
Posts: 10
Why blame ctc and the cadets ?

The long hold pool wait has been the situation with QR for a while and it goes way back before the ctc qr wings scheme was set up. Sounds to me like you're looking for a scapegoat and the qr wings cadets are the easiest targets.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 15:03
  #7640 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 60
Is somebody able to explain why Qatar airways is training cadets with ctc when there are already people waiting in the pool??????
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