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

Old 11th Oct 2015, 17:46
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But from the look of it, with the new improvments QR seems to beat the unnamable carrier. I also heard that there's some kind of career block or "gentlemans' agreement" between the big gulf carriers.
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 20:58
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I heard that this agreement is valid for the UAE airlines (FZ, EK and EY). QR is another country. So I believe you can change from QR to any other UAE airline in the future with no problem..

Applied 2 months ago, 2000TT and NG rated. Still "NEW" on my status...
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 13:43
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Does anyone have any updated info on the pay?

On PPJN I read that the basic salary is 22500-30000 QAR for FOs. Is there a pay scale? What is a typical take home salary there?

Some friends on the 777 claim they take home well above 10 000 dollars a month.
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 17:09
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As much as Abu Dhabi and Dubai no doubt are more fun cities to live in, I'm not so sure that Emirates and the unmentionable one are better to work for anymore. QR has slowly and quietly nibbled its way to the top of the Gulf food chain in the past few years, I think. We had the pay rise last year, provident fund introduction this year as well as a decent and fair roster bidding system, a good annual leave system with 42 (guaranteed!) days per year, as well as a strong move towards a more relaxed training regime. Not perfect, we still do our fair share of nighties, but definitely a completely different company compared to a few years ago.

About the salary, there was a good link here a few weeks ago that was spot on.
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 18:07
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Hi all. I have heard they have changed the format of the pilot suitability assessment recently. Does anyone have any info or feedback on this? Thanks.
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 19:02
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Qatar Airways considers stricter mental health screenings for pilots - Doha News
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 22:48
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...speaking at an employee health and wellbeing conference in Doha today.
There's an oxymoron for you....

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Old 13th Oct 2015, 23:12
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Originally Posted by mach2mofo View Post
Hi all. I have heard they have changed the format of the pilot suitability assessment recently. Does anyone have any info or feedback on this? Thanks.
They did. Now you'll be given a personality test, as well as a verbal reasoning and sequence test online as a pre asessment. I was caught totally unaware and I failed the test. I found the last two demanding, because you have a time constraint. I was relaxed, as I taught I would be given a personality test only. A friend of mine which got the test 15 dais before, only got that one. I don't know your opinion, but for me it always take some practice to do those. In my case it was for a DEC position.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 14:42
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Quote: Originally Posted by mach2mofo Hi all. I have heard they have changed the form

Hi , any inputs about it? Verbal reasoning and sequences did not say to much , anyone have take the assessment recently and willing to help others? Regards
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 14:40
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I am now officially in the pool...

Wonder if they will make everyone in the pool take new tests before or after joining.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 23:25
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Does anybody know if Qatar will ever hire NTR Fo's ( no boeing, airbus) again?? i've heard they shut it down for now! Anybody in the pool has been called without boeing or airbus experience??
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 02:47
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Talent Pool

Has anyone from the pool (Airbus rated) been called recently?

Stay fresh
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 05:18
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Anyone been called for rated 777/787 assessments?

Had app in for a while and not heard anything.

Thanks
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 18:04
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New application

I applied this week for type rated airbus first officer.
Concerning the information that I got here they will update my application only next year.
Let's relax and wait.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 11:22
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Angel pool news

330 rated..

In talent Pool..
Still swimming, since June
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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 14:35
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date

this thread is really calm, anybody in the pool has been called recently for a starting date for 787 f/o?

I'm f/o 737 in the pool since september
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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 15:16
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Application on hold

I applied last week for TR First Officer Airbus and received an email today updating that they are looking for A330 and A340 pilots now. I'm A320 first officer and my application will remain on hold.
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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 19:55
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^^ Similarly I had a friend who applied recently, rated, current and flying 737NG got similar email... The email stated that they are only looking for those who are rated on either 777 or 787, otherwise the application will go to hold.

@ Pulkdahulk

Did they tell you during the interview that 500 are in pool or is it coming from someone you happen to know? Just wanted to confirm if this info was given officially during the interview.

And good question about how the pool will be sorted out... Could be a number of things... from date interviewed to total experience to higher scores on the interview. Would be nice to know that... I didn't know at the time of my interview that there was a pool. They didn't mention it either, I would have asked the question if I knew.

I have a friend who IIRC interviewed in May or April, still in pool.
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 04:39
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Negative. Comes from a reliable source from within the company.

Thank you so much Bravo45 for all the help. Lots of studying for a month and it all ended well. 777 is an awesome airplane to fly and especially the sims. They have got some really fantastic instructors at Qatari and definitely some tough ones too but as long as we all put in hard work, it's a great place to work.

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Old 5th Nov 2015, 03:17
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New Psicometric Test

Does someone have any imput about the new interview process in QR , I hear about the new PSA, apart of the personality test , there is two more, one verbal reasoning and other figures sequencing or something like this, does someone know the name of this test , any info It's apreciated .
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