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

Old 24th Apr 2015, 06:56
  #7881 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Above and Beyond
Posts: 240

If you got into this shithole as Second Officer and got your Command, kudos to you. About Evian, Nuts and Orange juice and crazy Air crew Notices, ask EXPERIENCED Airline Pilots who are still in QR and joined before 2006-7.Please Stop this Psycologic bullshit about complains in life. QR sucks and that's the reality. The only guy that I saw saying amazing things about QR, is that guy from training that I guess is a Captain now. He WAS F/O from Europe back in 2006
DON'T ask for Evian Water on your flights as a Commander and the pre flight without your cap on.
I wish you a great career and later a real Airline to fly.
Use them as they use you.Stay on the assigned fleet as Captain, if you change, the bond time will reset.
A320 opens a lot of doors everywhere. Don't fall for B787.
Lot of my friends did and now are f.
Better to stay in the A320 and they will push you free to 330/350.


You are probably one of those who complains about everything in life so let me correct you on some of the stuff in your previous post:

- Command is moving pretty fast at the moment. I joined as a second officer about 6 years ago and got to 4000 hours about 3 months ago... just did my command assessment flight!

-By confronting an instructor is NOT going to affect your command. I am one of the famous guys here who walked out of a sim check during the break because the instructor was an

-I have an orange juice and nuts on all my flights. If you are a nice enough person and don't think you're the king of the jungle just coz you have a couple of stripes on your shoulder, you can get anything you want from the crew provided the pax don't want it.

But you are right about the bond though.... [/QUOTE]
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 13:04
  #7882 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pakistan
Age: 57
Posts: 123
I applied in feb for ntr fo. Status changed about a month ago to under review. No email from them yet. Does anyone else have the same.
Same here. Applied Feb 10, status changed to under review on Mar 31. Still waiting, no email.
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 14:12
  #7883 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth
Posts: 73
Ntr fo application

There are 3 option
1)Boeing typrated FO
2)Airbus type rated FO
3) Ntr FO
Is no 1 option being used as a substitute for ntr FO b 777/787?
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 15:56
  #7884 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paris
Age: 81
Posts: 68
September B777 course date

Just wondering if anybody out there has been 'offered' an early September course date for the 777...
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 18:26
  #7885 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
One of my friends did. For 777 fleet and 12th September
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 04:31
  #7886 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Someone else's acft
Posts: 116
I know a guy with a late september date for the 777 and two others with mid october DOJ.

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Old 25th Apr 2015, 05:36
  #7887 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paris
Age: 81
Posts: 68
September B777 course date

Ok. And is it more or less normal for the company to schedule and fill courses so far out in advance?...
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 11:11
  #7888 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I was personally given about 20 days notice, however I think they try to accommodate others who need more time....many people require 3 months notice at work so 4-5 months may be the norm.
They asked at the interview how much time or notice you required.
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 11:41
  #7889 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: At home
Posts: 1
I got the offer for 787 in April with joining date in November. Based on my request because of my notice period. It seems normal for them to plan so far ahead..
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 07:12
  #7890 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 59
Whenever somebody accepts an offer, what's the process like at this point when it comes to Company medical, Immigration medical, residence visa etc?

Can we expect another trip to Doha to complete all these before joining?
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 08:17
  #7891 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Asia
Posts: 187
QR will give you four months notice before your joining date. All license and government medical screenings are done after you arrive. Priority is given to the government medical since this is the first step in getting your Residency Permit, RP. Without the RP you cannot apply for a driving license or internet, etc. The RP process can take a month. The aviation medical is more of a logistical exercise and not very tough. If you have no issues on your home medical you will not have any issues here.

Bring an International Driving License! You can rent a car and drive it on an International Driving License for up to six months after joining but only for one week on your national license.

Organize a rental car before joining. I can recommend Strong Auto but there are many others. Renting a car is very easy and will cost you around QAR2,000/month. Do an internet search. You will only get company transportation for the first week, after that you must have your own car. Many guys share a car for the induction and ground school phase when everyone has the same roster.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 14:29
  #7892 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: England
Posts: 880

Here's a quick one. I've got loads of 737-300 hours, but only 250 800 hours. I need 500 737-800 hours for their criteria,and am getting about 50 800 hours per month.

When I apply i have to supply the last two pages of my log book, which is no big deal. What I'm getting at is I want to apply now in expectation that I'll have more than enough hours, pending I pass selection and then see through my 3 months notice.

But I'm afraid they'll check my hours straight away and get in bother.

What would you do, and when do they want the whole log book?
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 18:40
  #7893 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
If you don't meet the minimums yet, then don't apply.

If you are considering lying to submit your application
you are asking for trouble, these people fire first and
ask questions later. You could find yourself in a Qatar
jail for a short visit.

Wait till you have what you need, then apply.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 19:44
  #7894 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: England
Posts: 880
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 08:17
  #7895 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somewhere near an Airport
Age: 38
Posts: 319

They will wait upto 11 months. No issues with late joining.
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 13:44
  #7896 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL510
Posts: 81

I see on the recruitment portal they changed the offered job from Type Rated A320 FO to Type Rated First Officer Airbus.

If I join now as an experience A320 FO, is there any chance for me to be on other fleets ?

Best regards,

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Old 27th Apr 2015, 15:18
  #7897 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96

Everything is possible. As well you can pass the selection process being put in a "qualified and approved waiting list" for an undetermined period of time with no answer or Infos from anyone. But they care to underline that if you spend one year in the pool, you must apply and repeat the whole selection process again.

Why do they keep doing interviews if they cannot hire all the people?!
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 17:23
  #7898 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL510
Posts: 81

Thank you.
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 22:57
  #7899 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
Anybody with the app out since feb 10th still has new on the status? Wonder if they 'll ever get to see the app..

Happy contrails

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Old 28th Apr 2015, 02:19
  #7900 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 11
Why is it in my case they not provide the ticket?
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