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

Old 7th Jun 2016, 06:58
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: $1 motel
Posts: 93
Could be they are targeting/ luring Kenya Airways pilots as they have the highest EMB pilots in Africa and also the airline isn't going well. Those requirements are very specific!

I stand corrected.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 16:46
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tatooine
Posts: 55
EMB Pilots

Could be building a pool of pilots if they decide on acquiring EMB as replacement for the NEO's???
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 03:59
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: EU
Posts: 18
In my opinion, it's not a new acquisition issue.
Facing the "pilot shortage" (?), probably they are realizing that ERJs aren't so different from 320s and 737s to operate, and its pilots have similar experience, then they could consider Embraer pilots.
They (EJets) are not as heavy, but are even longer than the Airbus 319 and 737-700 and have almost the same length as the A320. (38.7 m).
They have newer avionics, fly similar routes (yes, with less endurance), use the same infrastructure, etc.
In my point of view, these Embraer Jets are "regional" only in the name.
*My opinion*
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 15:08
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 154
It's also a HR/Marketing decision, might as well scoop up experienced jet time pilots because im sure the airlines are receiving greater # of applications with candidates who have the minimum. With their EMB experience, they'll end up at one of the ME carriers anyway, QR trying to get ahead...
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 16:06
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: SEA
Posts: 8
I was told during QR presentation that you can get 4 days off straight in a month. Additionally, you can bid for another 2 days so that you can get a total of 6 days off straight in a month.

Is that true that you can get this off days every month? If true then it is possible to commute every month back to your home country. Can anyone confirm on this? Thanks a lot.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 19:47
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 138
At the moment the guys on 777 tend to get it but they say that it might not last for ever. Don't join counting on it. Still great rosters given at the moment in QR.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 07:25
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 109
Max Sterling,
What APU said....am on the t7 and my roster mostly allows 6 in a row but not always. "Commuting" is determined by how far away/popular your home country is from Doha. SEA is a long way, I know a guy that does that but it is with great stain. And keep in mind that maintaining a primary residence in the US and spending more than 30 cumulative days a year of personal time in the US will likely negate your tax benefit.

Last edited by WrldWide; 10th Jun 2016 at 07:28. Reason: ps
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 22:30
  #8608 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south england
Posts: 395
QCAA medical done after selection (as is government medical)

Housing is fine as long as you do not have a wife

Yes to GCAA licence. You will do air law exam here.

I would say unlikely if Boeing rated, but never say never, it depends on demand at the time.

Time to command is running around about 5 years.

Regards

GBD
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 07:39
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south england
Posts: 395
I had a letter confirming I had left my previous company but they did not ask to see it.

I personally have a great social life here. Good friends combined with a positive attitude work for me. You can be miserable anywhere if you work at it!
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 08:51
  #8610 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Air
Posts: 36
I hear everyone joining now is getting permanent accommodation for company. And company says you can put in request to move out after joining. Anyone knows how long it takes to move out of company accommodation and start taking cash
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 13:20
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Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: UK and Dubai
Posts: 154
GBD can I just check, is it a GCAA license or a QCAA.

I already have a GCAA issued in Dxb

Cheers in advance
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 11:37
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sky
Posts: 329
I hear everyone joining now is getting permanent accommodation for company. And company says you can put in request to move out after joining. Anyone knows how long it takes to move out of company accommodation and start taking cash
Any feedback on this? I would like to know too. Also where is the current accommodation based at? I understand there is some new buildings available?
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 14:40
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Someone else's acft
Posts: 116
I have a friend (single) who got a 1 bedroom apt at the pearl.

The others (married) who joined in the past year all went to Mansoura or Ain Khalid Gate. Mostly to the first one!

Pearl or West Bay is the place to be. Unfortunately looks like there aren't many school choices nearby for those with little ones.

If you're going to a fleet with many turnarounds, living in the Pearl may be an issue because of daily jams. Can't remember if West Bay is too far from the airport.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 18:19
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth
Posts: 73
Hello
How is the al Sadd accommodation. I heard the apartment is big, but the compound is not that great
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 04:18
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: The Universe
Posts: 4
Hi there,
I'm joining in October on the 330 Fleet. Anyone able to share what the 330 rosters are like,PM me if you'd prefer.
Also,heard a rumour the 330 cargo fleet is being split to be a standalone fleet,anyone have any news on this?
Thanks in advance
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Old 14th Jun 2016, 15:52
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Italy
Posts: 120
Hi there,
I'm joining in October on the 330 Fleet. Anyone able to share what the 330 rosters are like,PM me if you'd prefer.
Also,heard a rumour the 330 cargo fleet is being split to be a standalone fleet,anyone have any news on this?
Thanks in advance
You're joining but have no idea what the rosters are like? That's something you need to figure out BEFORE you join. Good luck.. ( you will need it )
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 10:38
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
I know, I can't believe what I have been reading on here lately.
It appears a big wave of complete idiots will be arriving here soon.
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 12:32
  #8618 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Singapore
Age: 36
Posts: 1
Originally Posted by Newcomer2 View Post
Hi guys!
I was wondering if someone on the 777 (or even 787) would be kind enough to share a typical roster? I'm not asking about flight numbers/destinations if you want to make sure to stay anonymous, I'm just asking for:

-number of trips per month
-number of days off in Doha
-max number of days off in a row
-flight hours per month

It would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
-7 trips a month
-8-10 days off (can be in Doha or down route)
-max days off in a row I'm Doha is 4 (can be tied up with days off through bidding)
-Average flight hours about 100 hrs (logged hours about 60-70 hrs)
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 13:59
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In front of the PC
Posts: 305
It appears a big wave of complete idiots will be arriving here soon.
awesome, look forward to flying with you soon...
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 17:13
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: EU
Posts: 18
Hi guys.

I've just received an invitation to perform the Psychometric Assessment online (NTR F/O).

There are any tips about it that you guys can give me?
I read something about pratice a lot, but how?
There is any sample test? I didn't found it.

Thanks a lot
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