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

Old 31st Mar 2018, 02:30
  #9401 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: İstanbul
Posts: 1
Hello Everyone.

I have a couple of questions about QR - 777 Fleet Application process. I must say i checked several pages under this thread but i can not find exact and recent information. Thats why i m gonna keep you busy. I m about to apply for co pilot position to 777 fleet. I m currently flying for 777 with total 2900 hours (1600 hours on type ) and i wonder a couple of things about process ;

1- Is there anything special about online application ? Do we need some references or do we have to complete some online tests just after we apply ? I like to be prepared in advance in order to be ready.

2- What i need to spend time on ? I mean, which source do i need to study for ;

- Online tests
- Atpl exam
- Skype interview
- Simulator check

etc.

People are mentioning about latestpilotjobs web site ? Is it a reliable and recent source to prepare myself ?

4-= These days how long does it take to finish all the steps and get an OK from company ( i hope ) and in case of a positive result , when do i have to start without starting all the steps from beginning ? ( Lets say in 6 months , 12 months etc )

5-) How long does it actually take to get out from company provided house to housing allowance option ? 6 months , 1 year , 2 years ?

I m waiting to hear your valuable comments and guidelines for a successful application period.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 05:38
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Alaska
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Canít wait to work for Qatar based in Melbourne
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 16:30
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: istanbul
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is there any news? is there anyone get an offer for 777 or 787 soon?
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 23:06
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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I have the Assestment next 5 and 6 Of June. First Officer position, flying 737NG for a low cost en Europe currently
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 09:25
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: istanbul
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I am also 737NG First officer and waiting in the pool almost 10 months and still no DOJ I have some friends in same situations even more than 10 months. I think I will never get an an offer and I am really unhappy with my current company. so for me, may be its time to consider other side of the gulf.
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 08:13
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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Originally Posted by mulayimsert View Post
I am also 737NG First officer and waiting in the pool almost 10 months and still no DOJ I have some friends in same situations even more than 10 months. I think I will never get an an offer and I am really unhappy with my current company. so for me, may be its time to consider other side of the gulf.
You didnít receive any email with news or updating ???
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 12:09
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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Bear in mind the wait period in the talent pool is something between 10-14 months.

Most people receiving DOJs now have been in the pool since Feb/Mar/Apr 2017.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 06:21
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Originally Posted by Alfredol View Post
You didnít receive any email with news or updating ???
Nope still I dont have neither doj nor any approximate date. recently I heard from my two friends they applied recently and they got a mail about their application in hold position because unforeseen circumstances.

I guess the pool is too crowded and they are not in a rush. So 1 year holding time is the fact at least for nontype boeing first officers/captains.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 17:38
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Here, there and everywhere
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Hello,
First post on this thread and I am wondering about the QR Cargo operation. Is it a separate contract for the 777F/748F? Full time in Doha or commuting is possible? Any ideas on roster and hours/month? I would be applying for a FO position.
What is the general mood of those flying cargo with QR?

TIA
BF

Last edited by Broomstick Flier; 26th Apr 2018 at 18:32. Reason: Include FO position info
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 20:36
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Campinas, BR
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Same question, different thread...

Hi folks
I asked the same question at the EK thread, and I`d like to listen about QR too. Brazilian, current ERJ 190 FO, almost 3000 hours on type, 4000 total, and from September/august flying an A320 in the same airline I work today. A320 Capt salary in my airline is about 6500USD based on todays currency. I really enjoy living in my country despite the problems, but I`m afraid I might feel like I've failed on my achievements as a professional pilot if I do not fly a wide body jet as a captain during my entire career. And I really don't believe I will do so someday in Brazil.
I'd rather for a commuting contract, but also based on my experience, I know I couldn't get any contract that would be beneficial for me considering that those contracts hardly offer fast upgrade and they are all based on Far East, what makes things even more complicated. So, today, I only consider moving to the Middle East.

What do you think about that? Should I apply to QR after I get about 500h on the A320?
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 20:59
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Istanbul
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Hello guys,
I am a B737 first officer considering to apply Qatar Airways, I have some questions if you would answer I'd be happy.

1-What is like 777 and 787 rosters, (how many days off monthly, how many legs planned, average layover days in a month? ) trying to compare with emirates.
2-I think there has been a change in staff travel policies, is my wifes family (mother and father in laws) can get staff travel , or id90 travel tickets?
3- and do you know the location of the accomodation house given to first officers?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 14:21
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: BC
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QR never has and never will have commuting contracts. It means giving up control of its employees.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 19:32
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: N.A
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Whatís the DEC hiring situation like over there nowadays? Will they take you without WB time or is it a hard requirement?
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 09:09
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: USA
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Retirement Age

Question is related to Deck Crew in QR, What is the retirement age? Is it 65 or 60? I am getting conflicting information, and to add if it's 60, is there concept of extension?
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 09:39
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We hire DEC on A330 with only A320 experience. Not sure about the Boeing side.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 10:14
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Originally Posted by another_avian View Post
Hello guys,
I am a B737 first officer considering to apply Qatar Airways, I have some questions if you would answer I'd be happy.

1-What is like 777 and 787 rosters, (how many days off monthly, how many legs planned, average layover days in a month? ) trying to compare with emirates.
2-I think there has been a change in staff travel policies, is my wifes family (mother and father in laws) can get staff travel , or id90 travel tickets?
3- and do you know the location of the accomodation house given to first officers?

1) Don't fly the Boeing... so can't really comment.
2) Staff Travel for 'dependents' remains unchanged -the inclusions would include your spouse's Mother/Father, so not a problem. What has changed is the 'Privilege Pass' benefits - friends and other family... this has been suspended until further notice.
3) Company accommodation could be anywhere available... I started in Ain Khalid then moved to the Pearl. It's reasonably easy to move between company accommodation depending on where you want to move to... but not so easy moving out.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 11:36
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sky
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What were the captain upgrade requirements within QR? Especially on the Boeing fleet. What do you guys also see mostly? Like upgrade after 3, 4, 5 yrs etc.

No commander experience.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 20:58
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Istanbul
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bananaman2;

Thank you for the reply

and is there anyone who can tell something about the 777/787 roster in qatar?
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 12:43
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Join Date: May 2007
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Originally Posted by captain.weird View Post
What were the captain upgrade requirements within QR? Especially on the Boeing fleet. What do you guys also see mostly? Like upgrade after 3, 4, 5 yrs etc.

No commander experience.
According to our pilot logbook (magazine with latest news about the company inc upgrades etc)... people are going from DOJ to successful completion of their Command Upgrade Training in anything from 4-6years. They may or may not have had previous Command experience - it's all done on Seniority. This is for both Boeing and Airbus. Obviously things can change... right place at the right time and all that.

Note the Command upgrade process can be fairly lengthy... it includes Assessment flights, PSA (pilot suitability assessment) and interview. Then if you pass you do CBT, Sim, Line Training etc. The 'process' may start from as little as 3years after your DOJ... so people may say they are getting their 'chance' after 3years or so but in reality being assigned a course and completing the training can be several months later. On my Fleet the 330... some people are doing the PSA etc now, after 3-3.5years of DOJ with no previous Command experience (but they obviously have the hours and company requirements already).
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Old 4th May 2018, 02:04
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Europ
Posts: 23
Hi everyone
are there SO in training now or they have stoped it?

Any idea about how to rejoin qatar airways for the resigning staff?
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