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

Old 7th Dec 2015, 06:39
  #8321 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 25
Nothing in the spam.. Dec B787.. In the pool from jan 2015
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Old 9th Dec 2015, 04:52
  #8322 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Nashville,Tn.
Posts: 20
Email Contact

Can someone PM me with an email contact in recruitment.Wanna check my app status....Thanx V.
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 01:59
  #8323 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Caracas
Age: 35
Posts: 5

Hello i am at the talent pool since June, does anybody know about a possible joining date.

What should i expect after the joining date mail do i need to do any other test ?


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Old 10th Dec 2015, 13:59
  #8324 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1
Angel Final TEST

Once given a date of joining...they will test your patience....just be optimistic. As the future is so bright you'll have to wear shades lol

Really have to be patient and just give them whatever they ask, mostly documents you already have...but might have been kept in the garage...

Background check that might take a month or so depending on how fast you can comply with their needs.

Also medical checks (depending on your fitness-of course), pre-medical results may be approved or re-test done if any.

They will assist you throughout this process of documentation-mostly to make sure your license/medical/etc is valid upon joining...(took about 3 mos.)before joining, since I did ask for a 3mos notice. If you asked for 30days, then you should be able to provide everything they ask for in that time frame.

My suggestion is just to go with the flow...so to speak.

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Old 13th Dec 2015, 15:41
  #8325 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: EU
Age: 39
Posts: 16
I just received an e-mail to write the online test.
It says One Personality Questionnaire and Two Cognitive Tests (Inductive Reasoning and Critical Thinking).
Any inputs where I can find info so I can prepare?
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 05:58
  #8326 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Zanzi's Bar
Age: 55
Posts: 233

Just read your e-mail with the login and password carefully and follow the link.
The site, that does the testing, provides paid access to training for said tests!
Come on!
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 22:29
  #8327 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 19
Hi there,

I'm about to start my Qatar MPL course with CTC (for the A320)...

I have a couple of questions if anyone can help me out please:

1) I've heard and read that there's currently a wait for the line training. Does anyone know how long us new cadets can expect to wait for the line training?

2) While we are waiting for the line training I understand we will still get a salary, only a reduced one. Does anyone know how much this salary is approximately and how much the salary is for the average SO on the A320 fleet (monthly or yearly)?

I can find plenty of info on FO and Cpt salaries but almost none for SO.

Any info would be hugely appreciated.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 03:32
  #8328 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I believe the so pay is around 10,000 riyal ($2750 USD)
After training sectors then goes to normal FO pay
The important variable is whether or not you get company accommodation.....all is paid for and your set, otherwise if you get a second officer housing allowance it is quite low and will need to have roommates
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 21:57
  #8329 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 19
Casablanca, thank you for your reply. I was expecting 10,000 riyals roughly as an SO salary which is ok with me and if I need a couple of housemates to start off with I'm ok with that too, I'm adaptable!

For anyone else who's interested, I have been speaking to a pilot from QA today and he said that if you're on an MPL course, you will not have to wait as long for your line training because the MPL has a time limit before the license becomes invalid (or something like that)...so the airline is obliged to fulfil your line training within a certain amount of time. I do not know exactly HOW MUCH time, it says it takes 10 weeks on my course schedule, but I guess we'll see when we get there

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Old 17th Dec 2015, 06:39
  #8330 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: In the air
Posts: 24
Planning to apply for FO position

Hello guys,

I'm planning to apply in QR for the FO position. Any kind soul who can give me a clear picture about qatar (I am type rated on the A330):

1) I tried to look info about the full salary details but can't seem find it. Anyone can explain to me about how much FO can take home monthly.

2) does QR provide accomodation and if so, what kind of accomodation is it

3) what are the chances of getting upgrade to the left seat and approx how long will it take

4) average how many hours you fly monthly.

Thank you very much in advance
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 07:51
  #8331 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
There was a link on here somewhere that had pretty good info on pay etc....maybe someone can remember the site? I am guessing salary and flight pay would be approx $8000 USD per month?
QR has and provides accommodation as it is available.....it is nice especially when starting out as everything is taken care of and worry free. If housing is not available then you are given a hotel or temporary housing until you can find accommodation on your own
The housing is adequate but in most cases the location in Doha is not the most desirable. Everyone has their own priorities.....many families prefer a compound and larger villa, while others sacrifice space to live in a smaller apartment On the beach.
For me the location has a huge impact on your quality of life here, but that's just me.
The upgrade ??? I don't believe they are doing a fast track anymore, but rather following some sort of seniority so probably 4+ years to left seat.
I don't believe the 330 guys are flying much more than 60 hours a month ....subject to change
Don't quote me on any of the above information...I tend to get most of my company info from PPRuNe anyways..lol!
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 10:45
  #8332 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: In the air
Posts: 24
@casablanca thank you very much for the info
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 17:58
  #8333 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Qatar
Posts: 3

Guys give us updates about Second officers in the pool , some people waited 6months and joined , some others 8 months and joined , i know people that are in the pool since 3 years and never joined , staff from other departments that stayed in the pool 3 months and then joined cause they already have a staff number , how does this thing work ? i'm in the pool since 1 year now is there any logical explanation ?
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 07:24
  #8334 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: India
Posts: 2

....talking about pools, it's been awfully quiet on the NTR FO POOL lately, any guys who've been called up recently, and how long had they been "swimming".....I know guy who just faded away a few years back with no comms from Qatar regarding a joining date after passing the selection. Is it still happening to date?

Concerned Swimmer!...😄
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 11:09
  #8335 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: DOHA
Posts: 9

There are intakes of SO happening now.But it works on priority basis.First priority goes to QR sponsored guys then MPL guys and others from Qatar aeronautical collage.Next is staffs who are qualified & in the pool.Then only the external guys come in list.So it takes 2- 3 years to get a joining date.Also staffs' waiting period is 1 to 2 years.No staffs are joining before 1 year in the pool.Note these are just things happening around me.Nothing is on paper and official.
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 07:50
  #8336 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Sandland
Posts: 6

I waited almost two years to be called.

I can only tell you to be patient and hopefully you will be called soon.

Also Casablanca is quite informed .
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 18:59
  #8337 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: europe
Age: 30
Posts: 34
Im a 737 rated FO in the pool since april - havent heard anything. At the interview a hint was given; saying the earliest start would be first half 2016.

Sounds like a lot of guys are in the game now facing the trouble at EK and Turkish. It would make life easier to get some updates on the status since my current contract is expiring and a paycut is due once again.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 07:51
  #8338 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Dodoland
Age: 58
Posts: 69
QR ivew prep

Which one is better for interview preparation?
Aviation Media & IT GmbH,
Tnx and Merry Christmas!

Last edited by dessas; 22nd Dec 2015 at 12:17.
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 00:41
  #8339 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: europe
Posts: 1
Question Some questions about Qatar (QR)

I am an FO rated on the B777 and got an invitation to Doha.
I searched the forum but did not found any information about the following questions:

1. How many OFF days in a row can I expect each month ?
I heard some rumors about 5-6 days in row and maybe more in the future.
Is it possible to leave Doha during this days ? Is there any rule when to be back to Doha (i.e. 1 day before, etc)

2. In general, how about the roster for an FO on the B777 ?
many short flights ? how many off days in total, etc.

3. I am currently living in a city which is just 3.5h away from Doha and served on a daily basis. I do not want to bring my family to Doha. Do you think it is possible to go home between long-haul flights for just 1-2 days ? Are there any restrictions from Qatar ? I heard I need a permit to leave the country ?

4. How long will it take to get on the left seat on the 777 for someone who is joining now ?

5. What do you think in general. I am currently flying for a company which gives me about 12-15 OFF days where 10 days are in a row. I am flying just long-haul or ultralong-haul with on average 3 flights per month with about 70-80 hours. Life-work balance is good but money is bad.
Do you recommend Qatar or do you advise to stay where I am ?

Thanks alot for your help
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Old 1st Jan 2016, 15:33
  #8340 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: europe
Age: 30
Posts: 34
10 days off in a row on longhaul per month at home , how much are you paying them ? )
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