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

Old 13th Mar 2019, 21:54
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: BRISBANE
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Good morning all could someone share a month roster on 777/787, time away from Doha days on and off. I have read a lot of the EK posts, is Qatar roster pattern more or less the same??

cheers
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 06:51
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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Originally Posted by jadrolinija View Post
Holding pool of only 6 months for Airbus? Wow that's something new... I have heard of up to 2 years... So things are improving slowly...
Hi,
is this hold pool for Airbus, pertains to all type? Including the A350? 6 months after passing the assessment? And Are all Sim training done inhouse, or you get outsourced sometimes?

thanks !
Dc
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:07
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Europe
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Then holding pool which could be up to 6 months for Airbus pilots, shorter for Boeing.
Are applying as Captain or First Officer?
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:56
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Originally Posted by arena1 View Post
Good morning all could someone share a month roster on 777/787, time away from Doha days on and off. I have read a lot of the EK posts, is Qatar roster pattern more or less the same??

cheers
I think Qr is better in the sense that we do more long haul and often seem to get more time off between flights.
At Emirates the 777 is the Tuk-tuk, it is doing some long haul but also all the short turnaround flights That would traditionally be flown using a 320 for example.
My schedule this month has flight then 2-3 days off, repeat....decent time at home, but definitely not commutable.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:58
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Originally Posted by casablanca View Post

I think Qr is better in the sense that we do more long haul and often seem to get more time off between flights.
At Emirates the 777 is the Tuk-tuk, it is doing some long haul but also all the short turnaround flights That would traditionally be flown using a 320 for example.
My schedule this month has flight then 2-3 days off, repeat....decent time at home, but definitely not commutable.
How do the 777 and 787 rosters compare? It looks like the 787 does a bunch of short flights as well.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:59
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Hi,
is this hold pool for Airbus, pertains to all type? Including the A350? 6 months after passing the assessment? And Are all Sim training done inhouse, or you get outsourced sometimes?

thanks !
Dc
More often than not the longer training sessions/ initial qualifications are sent to Singapore or London on Boeing side.
i believe same for Airbus, but not sure.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 08:07
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: BRISBANE
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Casablanca thanks for the advice
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 10:52
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 16
Airbus to Boeing to Airbus

Hi there,
Anyone know if having applied for Airbus, been given Boeing, is it possible to change from Boeing to Airbus when Airbus opens up? Or not easy to switch over once signed up?
Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 16:37
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Age: 36
Posts: 420
Would anyone be kind enough to share info about the Cargo operation?

Thanks
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 09:17
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Originally Posted by PennyJet View Post
Hi there,
Anyone know if having applied for Airbus, been given Boeing, is it possible to change from Boeing to Airbus when Airbus opens up? Or not easy to switch over once signed up?
Thanks for any feedback.
when I joined 6 years ago, several Boeing guys were hired for A320.....
Many 320 pilots were transferred to 787
However nowadays it seems very rare to make the jump between Boeing and Airbus
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 13:00
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: BR
Posts: 105
Originally Posted by Jumbo744 View Post
Would anyone be kind enough to share info about the Cargo operation?

Thanks
747 is the only dedicated cargo fleet. A330 and B777 operate a mix of cargo/pax flights on their rosters, but not all crews are qualified to fly cargo.

Most cargo trips are long and can involve up to 13 days away from home base. There's lots of deadheading too.

Flywingwise it's usually more relaxed as the operation doesn't have all the formalities related to passenger transport.

Some people like it, others don't. It's personal.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 15:31
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by Lepo View Post
747 is the only dedicated cargo fleet. A330 and B777 operate a mix of cargo/pax flights on their rosters, but not all crews are qualified to fly cargo.

Most cargo trips are long and can involve up to 13 days away from home base. There's lots of deadheading too.

Flywingwise it's usually more relaxed as the operation doesn't have all the formalities related to passenger transport.

Some people like it, others don't. It's personal.
Thank you very much for your reply...One last question please: How many days a month can you expect to work? Thanks!
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 16:41
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: up the creek
Posts: 15
Been emailed for an Online video interview in lieu of a Skype interview. Haven’t heard of this being done before, however if I google it, it seems it’s done with the cabin crew.
any ideas what entails? How long, how many questions, what type of questions?
many thanks
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 16:45
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
Posts: 20
Any one for the assesment day in STN LGW for boeing pilots?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 19:10
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: BRISBANE
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Do they provide travel to London for these assessments??
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 20:39
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 5
Originally Posted by johnnybgoode View Post
Been emailed for an Online video interview in lieu of a Skype interview. Havenít heard of this being done before, however if I google it, it seems itís done with the cabin crew.
any ideas what entails? How long, how many questions, what type of questions?
many thanks

I got the same. No idea about the questions yet since I haven't done it. Please keep me posted if you do it in the near future
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 02:11
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by casablanca View Post

when I joined 6 years ago, several Boeing guys were hired for A320.....
Many 320 pilots were transferred to 787
However nowadays it seems very rare to make the jump between Boeing and Airbus
Thank you for your reply Casablanca
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 07:59
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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Hi,

I did a phone interview last February. It was supposed to be a 15 minutes SKYPE interview, but for some reason they said they cannot connect. So, they phoned me up minutes later of the appointed time.
Anyway, the caller was a Captain as he introduced himself. And he ask me to tell something about myself. And then, few tech questions like purpose of a sweptback wing, advantage of having it. And finally, what aircraft do you like among the Qatar fleet?
Im not sure about the reason of the skype interview, but I think it has something to do with being able to at least converse in plain and simple english. Good Comprehension and delivery.

A week after the phonecall, I got an email to setup the dates for the Doha assessment.

Dc
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 22:02
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
Posts: 20
Can someone help with few questions plssss

1- are the layovers mainly 24h ones?
2- can we decide between allowance or company accommodation if we single?
3- what are the options of company accommodation if we are not married no family Boeing FO?
4- curfew in all accommodation options?
5-how easy is to go out with girls in doha or on layovers?

thkssssss
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 23:52
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 16
Family Details


The form doesnt mention PETS, has anyone relocated to Doha with their Family Pet? Is their a Pet Allowance included in our move? Perhaps if allocated Staff Accommodation, this is where I need to also mention extension of Fur Family....?

Anyone been through this procedure of bringing Family Pets with? I would appreciate your info.

Thank you.

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