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

Old 17th Sep 2016, 08:09
  #8781 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
i have known several couples flyin here.....not sure how schedules work out.
One couple had a child and eventually wife had to resign as they couldnt get the time off that they needed.
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 12:04
  #8782 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somewhere near an Airport
Age: 38
Posts: 319
@B737NG. Giving up 737 command at this point is bad for your career. But, it also depends on where you will get command, what you want out of your life and how old you are. 777/787 offers you better lifestyle and better layovers. It's a personal decision I would say.
I gave up 737 command after training for 777 right seat and I don't regret.
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 13:14
  #8783 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: on the internet
Posts: 100
Originally Posted by CaptZeloZelo View Post
I don't mean to be negative but what I gather from this threat it shows me you have a horrible attitude Soaking Pilot.

I would make sure that going over there really is what you want and that you aren't going there just to chase metal and money because you seem like the kind of person who would get pissed off and be negative as soon as something negative happens.

Learn from your current position as much as possible and don't take it for granted. Lots of people out there would love the seat you're in.

Just my 2 cents.
heh who exactly would want my position in a USA regional? the point of Qatar is being able to get paid well and treated OK but also to see the world and not just do overnights in Cincinatti or fly with some redneck who in fact just complains about the money he is or isnt making while having his 5 redneck children with a shit attitude.

Whatever seems like its out of reach anyways because of this record so whats the point except to just slog on and annoyingly waking up the next day
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 20:54
  #8784 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 35
Qatar is a great airline if you want to see the World. . .
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Old 18th Sep 2016, 06:32
  #8785 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 403
soakingpilot

Just apply and only mention if asked, simple as that.
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 01:19
  #8786 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Egoli
Posts: 300
Anybody got an idea on whats the average experience level for DEC on the 320 ?
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 10:09
  #8787 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96
In my batch there were 4 a320 DEC and average was around 10000 total 6000 pic.
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 11:41
  #8788 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: York
Posts: 121
on mine... 2 A320 DECs, one with 30 years commercial experience, another with 11k (no idea on PIC totals). Know someone starting soon on minimum hours, 6k Jet (PIC 2-3k or whatever it is).
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 11:03
  #8789 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: OFCR
Age: 32
Posts: 275
Anyone who did the assessment at the beginning of september got a reply from QR?
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 06:45
  #8790 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: El mundo ;-)
Posts: 53
I went on the 5th/6th and 7th and still no news
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 06:51
  #8791 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 35
Does anyone know the name of the current EVPO of Qatar Airways? Is it Captain Haroon Bhatti from the B777 fleet?
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 03:32
  #8792 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: San Jose
Posts: 6
Any FO on qatar talend pool had any update or new information?
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 16:27
  #8793 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: UK and Dubai
Posts: 154
Nothing my side, mine assessment was in June, I think we just wait patiently.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 18:01
  #8794 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: asia
Posts: 4
I am joining as DEC on A320 in Nov 2016 and my IR is valid till Feb2017.QR wants that IR should be valid for 6 months at the time of joining in Nov 2016.But it is not possible in my company to do IR before Feb 2017.Any gentleman who have encountered similar situation may please offer some solutions/suggestions as to how I can resolve this issue.Thanks
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 18:15
  #8795 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: York
Posts: 121
Surely your options would be to:

a) hire an examiner and privately renew your IR at your own cost (if your aviation authority allowed you to do so - I know of a lot of aviation authorities who do).

b) ask QR to postpone your start date until after Feb 2017.

It's a conversation you need to have with Qatar I think... I know of a couple of people who were in similar positions and either asked or were told to start at a later time.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:05
  #8796 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: OFCR
Age: 32
Posts: 275
Got the positive email 3 days ago. At the moment I'm in the holding pool. Applied for the Boeing fleet but I understood that QR could send you to any fleet (bar 380 and 350) depending on their requirements...
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 15:21
  #8797 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 139
Congratulations PG!

How long did it take from assessment to the email whether you passed or not nowadays?
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 23:41
  #8798 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somewhere near an Airport
Age: 38
Posts: 319
usually 1-2 weeks.
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 12:28
  #8799 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sky
Posts: 329
QR wants that IR should be valid for 6 months at the time of joining in Nov 2016.But it is not possible in my company to do IR before Feb 2017.
ehh a friendly instructor on an FNPT2 at your local flying club should be able top sort that if you are on an EASA licence...
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 12:06
  #8800 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Bouncing on the tarmac
Posts: 3
Commuting to europe

Hi guys, anyone has experience with commuting from Europe as FO on the 777 or 787 fleet?

Wife is not to keen on moving to doha and I'm looking at someting like 1 week on/ 1 week off.
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