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

Old 10th Jun 2015, 15:31
  #8001 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Holding point
Posts: 34
Any update with the latest news with the interview process?
What kind of ATPL questions did you have receive on the selection day?
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 16:18
  #8002 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seremban
Posts: 106
b737SFP, am rated on 737 2300 hrs TT. Do u happen to know the roster on the triple/787? Thanks for yr reply

Joker737, i was told that u would find some of the questionnaire are from the Ace The Technical Pilot Interview. I went for the SO selection back in 2011, mostly came from the book
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 22:26
  #8003 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: In the air
Posts: 2
Command upgrade

How long does it take to move to the left in QR.in the road shows they stated 4-5 yrs.is it happening.any testimonies?.Feedback will be much appreciated
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 23:33
  #8004 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 112
Forget the fast track hype. Flying with guys that were sold that deal and 4 years on still waiting. Pilots with 4 years on type with time in qr.
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Old 11th Jun 2015, 07:24
  #8005 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
The current rumor around here seems to be more internal upgrades vs DEC.
While there are not any guarantees and you have to jump through a lot of hoops such as interviews and assessment flights, I have flown with several pilots starting PSA exams in preparation for the above after 2 years on the line....all in all it is 3 years best case scenario but still not bad.
I have flown with many that meet the said requirements and still waiting???
Possibly training records or employment history can slow you down.
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Old 11th Jun 2015, 07:43
  #8006 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sandpit
Posts: 177
Let's not forget , unless things have changed , that Napoleon has the final say as to any upgrades , fleet transfers . So it may not be only the objective criteria stated by CasaB.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 08:48
  #8007 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96
Thanks for the update.

Just curious, when did Qatar start to put people on the holding pool? I had never heard about it till February when they put... Me in it.
Are they following some sort of ranking or they call at random?
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 05:59
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: I have always loved playing in Sand
Age: 46
Posts: 18
Holding pools have been there since 2012 when they had a huge training delays. Back then it was 6 months from arrival in Doha to finish your type training.


In General, Qatar Airways has one of the most efficient Departments for taking care of documents needs. But remember they have to deal with Qatar Customs and Border to handle all the requests, which can be backed up, especially during Ramadan.


Now that Ramadan is approaching just remember, nothing happens fast here in Doha, so just chill and wait until things happen. I know you are not in Doha yet, but the attitude is just wait, you are getting paid anyways, so don't complain or try to push your case, things will happen when they happen, enjoy your salary.
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 10:52
  #8009 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Inflight
Posts: 62
Hi,


Just to share my experience. I joined QR in mid Jan and completed my training 3rd week of may. So just a little over 4 months from the time I first set foot in the office on day 1 for the induction to being released online. My post was for DEC NTR. The training was much more at a 'relaxed pace' compared to my previous airline. By 'relaxed pace' I mean you get a couple of days off in between, the instructors both SIM and online were very professional and eager to instruct. Things change everyday here in QR, literally not as a figure if speech!! Aircraft orders are still coming in gradually so they are going to need crew. But as Samolin said, Ramadan is around the corner so expect things to slow down considerably till the 3rd week of July.
Doha is what you make of it. My wife and son will be joining me soon as its better to get thru the training before bringing your family over. However, they did come over briefly for a few days previously to complete resident permit and school formalities.
The middle east may not be everyones cup of tea, but the routes are good, schedules are good (maybe except the A320), pay is good, aircrafts pretty new, maintenance and training excellent. But moving the family over is sometimes not that easy, but believe me it can work!! Good luck to all still waiting, just a little patience. I did my fair share of waiting too.....
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 12:58
  #8010 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
flyboy thanks a lot for the info. Which fleet are you in?
By the way how long does the ground training take, and after that how long does the line training flights until your release?
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 17:20
  #8011 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Inflight
Posts: 62
Was for 787. Line training took just over 3 weeks. You require 14 sectors. Ground stuff include simulator took around 3 months. That's all the ground courses incl admin part of it. Was not too bad as the programme is already given to you well in advance.
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Old 14th Jun 2015, 15:46
  #8012 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
Well guys that's it for me... almost 5 months since I've applied for the NTR job gig.. 3 different apps and status ''new'' ! I have more than 2500 hours jet time over 50 tons and not even a email saying that I won't be considered.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 07:11
  #8013 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 419
Which application reference did you use to apply.


Maybe worth re applying again.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 13:11
  #8014 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: on the moon
Posts: 10
FMSPEED

man, I also applied in April for NTR FO (QR2809)...and I am still ''NEW''....so you are not alone. Also, I received an e-mail on the 23rd of April saying that the position I have applied for is closed (they actually closed it on the 26th of April but I had applied 20 days before that) and they encouraged me to re-apply. However, with the new requirements now, for the same position I can not apply......the funny thing is that my application still shows ''NEW'' as yours!
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 16:14
  #8015 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
@Black Pudding

What do you mean mate?
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 20:54
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 419
On the job website

The flight crew adverts have a ref before each of them ie QR77??

What was the ref of the link you used ?

If you still want to be considered, I suggest you re apply as old links were replaced by new adverts and ref numbers about 2 months ago. If you applied on an old link, it maybe lost in space.

It would do you no harm to re apply if you have not heard anything yet from your old application.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 22:00
  #8017 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
@ black pudding,

thanks for your reply.

Actually I did submit my app for both job posts, I have a total of 4apps actually if you count the old links, I think the tap has closed for now ..

Last edited by FMSPEED; 15th Jun 2015 at 22:01. Reason: wrong words
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 22:46
  #8018 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 10
I received my travel package today for the interview next week and I had a question regarding my logbook. On the list of items to bring it mentions my logbook which needs to be updated/signed/stamped. I'm unsure about the stamped part?? I've only ever done interviews here in the U.S. Which does not have that requirement. Could someone please enlighten me as to what I need to do for that. Could I take it to a notary and have them notorize the last page in my logbook? any help would be appreciated as I am running out of time to get this done. Thank you.
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 23:57
  #8019 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 112
Notary signature on the last page should be fine. Or get your neighbour to sign it. In this area they just want any stamp and a signature.
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 01:46
  #8020 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by WrldWide View Post
Notary signature on the last page should be fine. Or get your neighbour to sign it. In this area they just want any stamp and a signature.
Thank you!
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