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

Old 5th Oct 2016, 14:57
  #8801 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 2 NM to Sugar Loaf
Posts: 40
I've been to the assessment on late september. Got the approval e-mail one week later and went to the talent pool.

Any clue about how long people are waiting to get a DOJ?

I'm 737 FO, 1.500 TT, 1.200 on type.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 00:20
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: BC
Posts: 452
Commuting...Not

Originally Posted by Sand Driver View Post
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.
Commuting is but a dream. You're wife on the other hand seems to have common sense.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 05:47
  #8803 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
You can not commute to Europe with Qatar successfully.
This is NOT a commuting job.

Everyone I know who tried became miserable and angry, it doesn't work.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 06:11
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: At 41300ft
Posts: 91
Hi guys,

How is it looking in QR for a whole bunch of FOs from EK with around 2700h on 380 and around 4500 airbus time? As you might know from another topic we are being shafted over age. What are the requirements to upgrade and how long is ot looking at? Possibilities of fleets?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 08:13
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south england
Posts: 395
Approximately 5 years to upgrade.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 20:27
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 2
How are the layovers at QR? I hear that most of the Emirates ones are only 24 hours. Are there a lot of 48 and 72 hour layovers. Obviously, I am talking 777 here mostly.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 17:08
  #8807 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south england
Posts: 395
ULR's are 48. In the Summer that is LAX and IAH, in the Winter it also includes MIA and DFW. YUL is 48 or 72 once a week. Other patterns exist due to freighter ops or changes in scheduling. Ended up with 48 off in LHR last month.

Regards,

GBD
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 18:00
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Athens
Posts: 8
anyone off for assessment 2/3 nov? up to date with the thread very informative anything extra to help out would be greatly appreciated.

many thanks
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 12:05
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 16
Hi guys, couple of questions...

1)How do command upgrades work on the bus fleet? Do you go RHS 320/330/350/380 then start LHS on the 320 again? Do you get employed on a type and keep the type till command?

2)Do people change fleet internally if there are slots (airbus to Boeing , 330 to 350 etc) or this is a no no unless basically drafted to the fleet as per FOP needs?
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 23:32
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
Posts: 213
Originally Posted by gatbusdriver View Post
Approximately 5 years to upgrade.
Around 4 on the 320, 5 on other fleets (T7, 330)

OW
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 23:38
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
Posts: 213
Originally Posted by Rigid Body View Post
Hi guys, couple of questions...

1)How do command upgrades work on the bus fleet? Do you go RHS 320/330/350/380 then start LHS on the 320 again? Do you get employed on a type and keep the type till command?

2)Do people change fleet internally if there are slots (airbus to Boeing , 330 to 350 etc) or this is a no no unless basically drafted to the fleet as per FOP needs?
No Airbus to Boeing or vice versa. More movement on Bus fleet 320-> 330/350. Boeing guys tend to stay on fleet although some lower time FOs are being promoted to Skipper on 787 from T7, and some higher time 787 FOs being promoted to skipper onto T7 after 3 months on line (just flew with one recently).

OW
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 11:51
  #8812 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kuwait
Age: 38
Posts: 3
How long to wait

Hi guys thanks for all the previous posts they have been very useful. Just a quick question how long after completing the sim assessment do you know if you got accepted or not?
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 22:48
  #8813 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 2 NM to Sugar Loaf
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by Avsoc1 View Post
Hi guys thanks for all the previous posts they have been very useful. Just a quick question how long after completing the sim assessment do you know if you got accepted or not?
I've received the approval email within a week after sim. But went to the talent pool, then no idea how long will it take to get a DOJ.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 08:47
  #8814 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kuwait
Age: 38
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by BR-Pilot View Post
I've received the approval email within a week after sim. But went to the talent pool, then no idea how long will it take to get a DOJ.
Thanks for the info if you don't mind what did You apply for FO or DEC and are you type rated?
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 15:30
  #8815 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: In the cloud
Posts: 53
Currently it is seniority deciding time to upgrade and not how many hours you have, so any EK FO thinking he can come and get a quick upgrade, may be disappointed.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 16:53
  #8816 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere near a Sea
Age: 39
Posts: 52
Originally Posted by B-U-S-S View Post
Currently it is seniority deciding time to upgrade and not how many hours you have, so any EK FO thinking he can come and get a quick upgrade, may be disappointed.
So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:35
  #8817 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 2 NM to Sugar Loaf
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by Avsoc1 View Post
Thanks for the info if you don't mind what did You apply for FO or DEC and are you type rated?
Applied for FO. I'm B737NG rated.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:58
  #8818 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: In the cloud
Posts: 53
Originally Posted by Akrep View Post
So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )
No. They are upgrading people now who fullfil the requirements laid out in the OM-A and who passes the process. There are plenty who fullfil the requirement, but do not have the seniority to be next in line. Should they eventually one day run out of people with enough hours, they would most likely jump to the next one, if one does not have the hours.
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 07:58
  #8819 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: PH 298/7.4DME
Posts: 554
So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )
Akrep,

Anyone who joins QR will have 5 years worth of eligible candidates ahead of them for upgrade. Experience only counts for the upgrade once the seniority does.

520.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 11:55
  #8820 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 3
According to their career website, can a Captain with 10000hrs PIC B737NG but no B777/787 apply.

Thanks for your response.
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