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

Old 19th Mar 2019, 03:20
  #9801 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Originally Posted by PennyJet View Post

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.

Iím not the best to answer this, as I donít have a pet here but it is not uncommon.
The real issue is many company accommodations donít allow pets and they donít seem to make promises in that area. Once you get a pet friendly accommodation- company or otherwise I think it is not a huge deal to bring the pet, and
I have seen staff traveling with pets on non revenue tickets
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 03:35
  #9802 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Originally Posted by ECHUQ View Post
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
1 yes more or less
2 probably not initially...either assigned company accommodation or not and changing process has been source of some contention....
3. There are quite a few different locations...some much better than others and the word option is used lightly, see above
4there is no curfew for pilots....cabin crew all of whom live in company accommodation do have 4 am curfew
5..like any other country more or less.........biggest thing I see different between Etihad and Qatar is crew do less together, Qatar has nice friendly crew but so many rules they donít trust each other....little things like smoking can lead to termination so it is rarity for them to hang out together on overnights.....to be fair I canít remember last time I saw a crew of 20 Deltoids having dinner together either.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 09:20
  #9803 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Split
Posts: 38
Airbus deliveries

Any informations when will they continue to receive new aircrafts from Airbus (320NEO,350)? I heard a rumor about end of this year,but not sure if it is true or not...
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 12:19
  #9804 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: BR
Posts: 106
Originally Posted by ECHUQ View Post
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
1 - Yes, most are between 22 and 27h. You have a few around 16-18h and some with 36-48-72h. Depends on the fleet/destination.
2 - Initially you will be allocated into company accomodation. Once you're in Doha you go to the Housing Department and request to receive the allowance, but there's a big queue for that at the moment with almost 400 people waiting. Don't expect it to happen in less than 2 years.
3 - You can expect most likely Ain Khalid Gate Compound, but some people are sent to Barwa, Al Kaabi or Holiday Villa as well. You can expect a flat with 2 or 3 bedrooms if single and no kids.
4 - There is no curfew for pilots. Only for cabin crew (4am).
5 - I know some people who are quite happy with their life as single guys in Doha. You just need to know where to go and you'll have fun and find some girls. On layovers it's less common to find cabin crew willing to hang out, but it does happen too.

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.
No pet allowance provided by Qatar Airways. You have to do and pay things by yourself. In order to bring your pet you'll need an import permit from the Animal Resources Department.
There are some veterinary clinics in Doha that provide import services. You can contact them to help with the paperwork.
https://canvethospital.com/pet-relocation/importing/
British Veterinary Center Doha - Veterinarian in Doha, Qatar


Any informations when will they continue to receive new aircrafts from Airbus (320NEO,350)? I heard a rumor about end of this year,but not sure if it is true or not...
A321neos are supposed to start coming this year. I believe there are also another 2 A350-900 from LATAM to come and more A350-1000s are also expected.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 13:11
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Europe
Posts: 31
Hopefully more pilots still in the holding pool will get joining dates soon.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 18:13
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
Posts: 20
Cool, thanks for the info.

if anyone knows where to find info about the interview process?
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 00:28
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 137
latestpilotjobs has a good database for preparing the ATPL-test and standard HR-questions however they are not the same as what you will encounter during the assessment, they're merely a heads up on what to expect nonetheless very useful
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 07:54
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 16
Fur Family

Casablanca and Lepo,
Thank you for very much appreciated info.
Wilco!
PJ
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 12:39
  #9809 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: commuting
Posts: 15
hello!
I am going to the assessment in London next month.
A few questions regarding the assessment"
1- Is it gonna be all done in the same day? Tests, sim, interview...
2- What about the Logbook? I have the Standard Electronic EASA logbook printed and signed by me. Is that enough for them?
3- Any other database for studying beside LPJ?

Cheers
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 16:25
  #9810 (permalink)  
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Join Date: Aug 1999
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Originally Posted by Fadecwithnos View Post
hello!
I am going to the assessment in London next month.
A few questions regarding the assessment"
1- Is it gonna be all done in the same day? Tests, sim, interview...
2- What about the Logbook? I have the Standard Electronic EASA logbook printed and signed by me. Is that enough for them?
3- Any other database for studying beside LPJ?

Cheers
I may be wrong, but I think a log book signed by yourself is worth about 2 parts of Fxxk All
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 19:59
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Milan
Posts: 24
Talent pool

Good evening guys, I have a question, the talent pool isnít expiring now ??
( before was one year if Iím not wrong )
thanks
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 20:08
  #9812 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
Posts: 20
Originally Posted by Alfredol View Post
Good evening guys, I have a question, the talent pool isnít expiring now ??
( before was one year if Iím not wrong )
thanks
I know a capt is starting this summer that waited in total 2 and a half years ... he is going to 777 now
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 20:12
  #9813 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
Posts: 20
Originally Posted by Fadecwithnos View Post
hello!
I am going to the assessment in London next month.
A few questions regarding the assessment"
1- Is it gonna be all done in the same day? Tests, sim, interview...
2- What about the Logbook? I have the Standard Electronic EASA logbook printed and signed by me. Is that enough for them?
3- Any other database for studying beside LPJ?

Cheers
LPJ seems to be the best preparation web, I talked with a very intelligent guy TRE and LTC capt and he just passed the assessment and told me to prepare with LPJ prep.....
If I were you, I would also print your duty plan in your previous/current company and take it as back up of your logbook
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 02:39
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Saraksh
Posts: 526
Good morning! Question regarding interview in Doha. Is it possible to come with spouse?
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 03:28
  #9815 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Bringing your spouse to Doha is great idea and encouraged actually and welcome to stay in provided hotel.
most countries are eligible for visa on arrival, so really you need to worry about the ticket.
the logbook��? Even flight crew working here have had to start new logbooks, currently only EASA FCL050 or whatever latest is allowed or log pro 10?

At the interview must have all logbooks....if unable for whatever reason the last logbook stamped on last 3 pages by employer. They are aware the stamp at the interview stage is difficult to ask or receive so give some leeway.
But don’t show up saying I have 10000 hours and only have last logbook with less 1000 in it. If you have lost or unable to bring all required logbooks then the stamps by current airline are crucial
Latestpilotjobs is good starting point, but process is being changed at current moment so may not be completely up to date..

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Old 21st Mar 2019, 03:35
  #9816 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
I think officially after 1 year you are to be washed out.......However you are right they had some people in pool for extended periods, and Qatar seemed to feel bad for change in requirements- and tried to honor their initial offer and has extended it for some -I really don’t know going forward what policy is or will be.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 11:05
  #9817 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: India
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by casablanca View Post
I think officially after 1 year you are to be washed out.......However you are right they had some people in pool for extended periods, and Qatar seemed to feel bad for change in requirements- and tried to honor their initial offer and has extended it for some -I really donít know going forward what policy is or will be.
hi Casablanca,
I have been in pool since Sept 18' as DEC 320. It would be great if you could share any update on joining and the probable fleet.
Thanks
Sandy
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 13:38
  #9818 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 581
I know personally a guy who was in the holding pool for 2 years. Few days ago got a DOJ 1st of June.
A320 FO.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 20:08
  #9819 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
Posts: 213
Apparently we need around 500 pilots this year, however most recruitment is still on Boeing side of things. Close to 30 new joiners a month needed apparently. B787-9 start arriving in September, and we have 30 on order. Plus the outstanding 777 orders and a quite a few more A350s to go. Then the 777x starts in 2020, interesting times ahead.

Btw Some new guys are getting put up in the Pearl again. And people are being let out of company accommodation howver the queue is very long so expect quite some time waiting.

Best of luck and welcome aboard!

OW
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 17:55
  #9820 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Europe
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by FlyingOW View Post
Apparently we need around 500 pilots this year, however most recruitment is still on Boeing side of things. Close to 30 new joiners a month needed apparently. B787-9 start arriving in September, and we have 30 on order. Plus the outstanding 777 orders and a quite a few more A350s to go. Then the 777x starts in 2020, interesting times ahead.

Btw Some new guys are getting put up in the Pearl again. And people are being let out of company accommodation howver the queue is very long so expect quite some time waiting.

Best of luck and welcome aboard!

OW
Thanks for the insights,

Any information if the 787-9 will have crew rests and make ULR flights?

How do 777 and 787 rosters compare? Still not sure if I should apply with just 1000+ hrs or should wait till I have more to have better chances for the big Boeing where I could fly long range.
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