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

Old 11th Apr 2017, 07:54
  #9061 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Spain
Posts: 98
Originally Posted by Obbie View Post
Special Captian - a fictitious term, used in a post, in an attempt to create the
illusion of accuracy or truth, when in fact neither are present.
Your going to try and tell me there is no bias in the rostering system?
At the Pilot Forum a few years back when Herr Director took over, rosters were produced to prove roster inequality on a particular fleet.
Flew with a Captain recently who showed me rosters with a undeniable bias towards one in particular. He didn't get a single day off request, yet another Captain was given 4 days off before leave and then another 5 day block.

Someone asked a question about days off so they can base a career decision on real information. I gave real information.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 16:57
  #9062 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
What were his various time limit windows at ?
What was his satisfaction ranking for the last three months ?
Did he have training scheduled in the next 90 days ?
Did he have leave in the previous 30 or next 30 days ?

A lot more than simply what you bid goes into roster building.
There are no "Special Captains"
There are only Captains who think they are special.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 09:49
  #9063 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Spain
Posts: 98
Ok Obbie. I know what I see and the realities of working on the front line.

To be definitive, your going to tell someone who considering joing that 6 OFF days in a row each month is a reality?
I will stand by my posts. The Captain I was speaking with has never received 6 OFF days in a row in the last 2 years. And they only bid for days OFF, not trips, in an attempt to commute.
The other Captain, your right. His satisfaction looks to be high every month.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 23:51
  #9064 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 139
Depends on the aircraft type.
Another company in the region is going to start offering commuting contracts, 4w on 2w off or something like that and QR will have to follow in the near future.
Other than that, it is a non commuting gig, don't let anyone make you believe anything else or you might end up being unhappy.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 02:38
  #9065 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
I agree....depending on fleet the schedule can be quite nice and you may get home often.
That being said it is not a commuting contract so if you come expecting that you will become very frustrated
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 15:15
  #9066 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4
QR Rosters

Hi all,

Looking for any info on the A330 roster at QR. Recently offered a position and struggling to find current roster info. If anyone can maybe share a typical roster, block hours, destinations, pax/freight etc. Anything would be appreciated.

Cheers
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 22:23
  #9067 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 2 NM to Sugar Loaf
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by Cavalry Charge View Post
Hi all,

Looking for any info on the A330 roster at QR. Recently offered a position and struggling to find current roster info. If anyone can maybe share a typical roster, block hours, destinations, pax/freight etc. Anything would be appreciated.

Cheers
Same here, but to B787. Have seen some rosters of the T7, but none of Dreamliner. Any heads up would be appreciated.

About 787 destinations, found this:

http://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-787-routes-2/
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 08:18
  #9068 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by Cavalry Charge View Post
Hi all,

Looking for any info on the A330 roster at QR. Recently offered a position and struggling to find current roster info. If anyone can maybe share a typical roster, block hours, destinations, pax/freight etc. Anything would be appreciated.

Cheers
Cavalry, what is your experience and position? Trying to understand who they offer the 330 to. Thx and good luck
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 18:37
  #9069 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LTBA
Age: 37
Posts: 17
@Cavalry and BR-Pilot;

How long did you swim in the talent pool?
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:08
  #9070 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 2 NM to Sugar Loaf
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by myriakephalon View Post
@Cavalry and BR-Pilot;

How long did you swim in the talent pool?
6 months between interview and job offer. And 5 months between Job Offer and date of join.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 08:06
  #9071 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by TheVanguard View Post
Cavalry, what is your experience and position? Trying to understand who they offer the 330 to. Thx and good luck
3000 hrs on A320 FO. Found out I was successful the day after the sim and found out fleet 2 days after that. Interviewed only recently.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 12:33
  #9072 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 7
Hi Calvary, when did you have the interview in DOH?????
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 16:35
  #9073 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: At home
Posts: 45
Hello
Anyone got an e-mail saying that there interview invite will be re-scheduled du to unseen circumstances????????
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 19:41
  #9074 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by GCA104 View Post
Guys what are the chances of keeping the family in the EU while working as FO 777 (7on 5 off kinda deal)?
GCA104, depends for how long and how tough you are.
I see you re from Italy, if living in one of the big cities served by qr, then I would say its doable for the bonding period. Having said that, you definitely will grow much older.
But forget the 7 on 5 off kind of deal. Its gonna be more something like 5 on 3 off - 4 on 1 off - 3 on 4 off -5 on 2 off and so on. If your only bidding is for the days off, then you might get lucky with a 5 or even 6 days off in a row in a month, but you cant count on it.

Last edited by geronimoapache; 21st Apr 2017 at 19:55.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 20:07
  #9075 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by Luckyheader View Post
Hi everyone.

How are the rosters on the 777 at the moment, and is the trend positive or negative?

Also, is it possible to live elsewhere in the gulf? I heard that to receive the accommodation allowance you need to apply and wait.

Thank you.
Luckyheader, the rosters come more in waves, one or two good rosters then a really bad one hits you over the head. It is definitely possible to live elsewhere in the gulf on a 777. The waiting period to move out of the comp acc is rather longer theses days, count anything between 6 months and a year.
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 18:12
  #9076 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Asia
Posts: 187
As many have mentioned, all pilots are DOH based. If you want to see your family on a regular basis you should plan to bring them here. Hoping or wishing for that block of days off to go "home" will only lead to frustration. Don't build your family harmony on wishful thinking.
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 20:29
  #9077 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: England
Posts: 880
I applied for non type rated Boeing FO, and got under review about 2 weeks ago. Is it too soon to be making excuses or is that quite normal? 7,000 737
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 08:57
  #9078 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: on a rugby pitch
Posts: 546
Very normal.
QR deals with a huge amount of applications, for any role.
Take it easy.
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 09:04
  #9079 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: England
Posts: 880
Originally Posted by Raski View Post
Very normal.
QR deals with a huge amount of applications, for any role.
Take it easy.
Why thank you
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 11:12
  #9080 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Turkey
Posts: 5
Hey folks, maybe some of you will help us about our questions in our heads,me and my husband.

My husband has recently applied for TR F/O (A320) at QR and we have almost read all forum entries,articles,experiences etc. and watched all youtube videos about QR and Doha. There are alot of informations but generally not up to date ones.

i will be very happy if someone helps me

*current salary (base-housing-etc--is there any convenience,which is provided by QR,about buying car? )

*accomodation (do we have to stay company accomodation? is it mandatory ? can we move another house in another district?)

*what is company accomodation like?

*in some videos women and men wear shorts but in some articles it is mentioned that we should cover knees and shoulders both.how we should wear?

*i think liquor permit is provided by companies . what about QR? (in an article i read QR dont provide liquor permit for cabin crew)

*what kind of a health insurance or health care system we have when we start working/living?

*can i bring some medicines for flu-reflux-birth control-etc with me in my luggage when we are moving?



THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
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