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

Old 14th May 2015, 10:22
  #7961 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: italy
Posts: 128

Probably yes��
Myself almost 11.000 hrs applied15 days ago no response yet,takes time to look over all the applications they receive every day

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Old 15th May 2015, 13:41
  #7962 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
I think most of you guys are missing a big point here.
It always comes to the point of supply and demand. The more you are needed, the faster you get the response. Of course there are people with the similar backgrounds getting to the target faster and with less obstacles, and that is of course due to miscoordination of the departments of the company, however never changes the general fact.
Right now there is a huge hole for first officers in the middle east and that is why the captains are kept on hold in the talent pool. If there was a need of captains it would have been the opposite. Upgrading to your final aircraft in an earlier age is much better than an older one. You get more adapted to aircraft, you can be shaped with the company culture better and you would be less worn out by the narrower bodies.
In my current company we are dealing with some ex Dash-8 captains with the experience of 5-6,000 hours as commander, right now been on 737 for the last 2 years and who fly worse than the most of 2-3 year experienced first officers.
Please don't take it as any disrespect, however this is the proof in front of me and if i see some other things, i will come back here and edit with and apology with keeping the old post as it is.
Qatar had recruited enough captains for 2015 until the beginning of march and the ones who attend to the assessments after that date are practically applying to be hired in 2016. I know that it is not fair and i know that there must be a lot of captains who are much better than the already recruited ones but this is like a first comers get served first platform, so everone needs to act accordingly.

I just want to add one more thing;
In my humble opinion, the earliest age for commander position should be 30 regardless of your joining age. Commander position is not only about the skills and experience, but also about making right decisions with a calm and mature mind. So you need to be balanced innerself before sitting on a position which require the person to be in a very balanced nature. Which certainly comes with age...
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Old 15th May 2015, 18:31
  #7963 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96

I passed the assesstment on February, captain, and I am in the "swimming" pool.
All you said follow some sort of logic, but we can make thousands of thoughts about how, why and when we will be called.. The truth is that none of us know how long we will be staying in this position. Well, we know that if it is more than one year we would have to do all over again.... Qatar is not giving informations and not answering mails/call on this subject. But they are still recruiting at the same pace as before.
At the assesstment they said many things, I am not yet even in the company and they are already failing to maintain their promises... Come on.

(Hope some emirates guys won't read this post.. )
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Old 15th May 2015, 23:42
  #7964 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
I definetely back you up on the subject. The reason what i told was as an answer to "we used to apply and wait for many years, and now it is like guys are waiting for airline companies to find them"
As i was telling about the basics of supply and demand.
However not notifying people when to start is very wrong in my opinion. However i do know a couple of things as, 787s were sold to some other company instead of to be brought to Qatar. So the new ones will come with the bunks. And the other reason is, there are not enough instructors and examiners to train people who will be recruited. So they need to train new instructors and examiners first, then they can start recruiting people after ensuring that they have enough resources to give an unbroken and continuous training.
My heart with all the captains looking to be joining Qatar.
My realistic humble suggestion for the pool captains is that; forget you have applied Qatar and continue with what you are doing. If you are available when Qatar calls you, then go. If not, then follow your own path.
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Old 16th May 2015, 09:13
  #7965 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 11
Is there any one of you guys received any official letter?
Especially "pool" guys
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Old 17th May 2015, 17:38
  #7966 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Anyone interview recently? Have interview at end of the month and any insight would be appreciated, especially about the 50 question written test. Thanks
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Old 19th May 2015, 18:59
  #7967 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: new york
Posts: 82
special request letter IATA

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how can we use special request letter ?

Do we need to go to the airline office and hand over the letter?
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Old 20th May 2015, 05:52
  #7968 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Have interview scheduled 16-17 June. If anyone that interviews between now and then can give me some insight, especially about the 50 question ATPL test it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 20th May 2015, 11:38
  #7969 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2001
Location: A few degrees South
Posts: 813
Hyflyer, you are not ashamed, are you?
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Old 20th May 2015, 15:11
  #7970 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
highflyer You can read the previous posts. The forum culture is to search for the info, and if it doesn't exist, then ask for it.
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Old 21st May 2015, 06:36
  #7971 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: hotels
Posts: 93
I think the process is fairly well explained in the content of this thread highflyer. The ATPL quiz is different for everyone as it is computer generated and each applicant on my assessment had a different test. Therefore, even if someone posted the exact questions from the test on here, it is highly unlikely yours will be the same, so I'm afraid you will just have to revise your ATPL knowledge beforehand. I would recommend BGS as a starting point for your study. My assessment was in April and start dates / fleet allocations are just starting to come through now with December seeming popular so be prepared for a lengthy wait. The good news for those worried about the ATPL is that the pass mark seems rather low and it was not too difficult. Actually, the whole assessment process was fairly pleasurable with no nasty surprises. Best of luck to all applying, Qatar seems to be a great career from what I saw.
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Old 21st May 2015, 11:01
  #7972 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Santos
Posts: 63
completed and submitted application for Rated Boeing Captain, nearly three weeks ago and application still says "New". Thought status may change by now...
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Old 21st May 2015, 13:41
  #7973 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: delhi
Posts: 1
Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

I completely agree with mikealfabravo....the process is rather simple and the ATPL test is very basic.
I personally recommend Ace The Technical, although not correct in many answers, but a simple reading would give you enough revision to clear the exam with a smile on your face.

All the best!!!!
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Old 22nd May 2015, 22:35
  #7974 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everywhere
Age: 44
Posts: 42
Looking for some info

I have applied for DEC type rated Boeing. Does anybody know how long it take to receive the PSA? One week, two, three, months?

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Old 24th May 2015, 21:42
  #7975 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Someone else's acft
Posts: 116
(edited msg)... disregard.

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Old 27th May 2015, 23:52
  #7976 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: flying by night
Posts: 504
this is probably the wrong thread, and that kind of question isnt usually discussed in public these days, but no doubt you can find out
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Old 29th May 2015, 05:57
  #7977 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Zanzi's Bar
Age: 55
Posts: 233
How long is the wait for interview presently?

I applied for DEC/NTR mid-March.
I did the PSA in the beginning of April.
Since I submitted my PSA - no word.
I understand from the forums and some paid gauge sites that QR are mostly doing F/Os now.
One snag probably - the PSA had an option of being done in almost 20 languages. I did it in mine, not in English. Was that a problem?
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Old 29th May 2015, 11:16
  #7978 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96

Not at all. The problem with Qatar now looks like that the recruitment and training departments are proceeding at two different speeds.. They might finally want to slow down the recruitment process until they can catch up with the trainings. But this is just a thought.
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Old 29th May 2015, 11:33
  #7979 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: africa
Posts: 36
Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Something is weird with their process. Applied in feb. Status changed to under review a month later. And nothing since. Not a unsuccessful or yes or nothing. This is for ntr fo
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Old 29th May 2015, 17:55
  #7980 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
lol777 ,

I got status ''new'' since feb... they have a bunch of candidates everyday with Boeing and Airbus experience..and even for these guys things are moving pretty slow after they've been up to the interview..They have to join the pool and wait.. Unless you have a Boeing or Airbus ticket..forget about it!
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