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

Old 30th Apr 2019, 06:23
  #9901 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: india
Posts: 5
Holding Pool

Hi..any idea what is the waiting time in the Hold Pool for a DEC with A320 experience of about 9000 hours..what am I looking at?? Is there a chance that they could regret the offer after a year of being kept in the holding Pool???
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Old 1st May 2019, 01:17
  #9902 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 281
So , they still take DEC's(of course they do, they are for sure still desperate)? Might think to "re-join" my good old friends of QR. How many stories we could exchange.....


Now, @rflies. As you seem not to know your fantastic future employer really well. Yes, they keep you in the pool as long as they seem fit. No, they normally do not answer pilot emails or requests to join earlier because maybe the current employer has "folded" and no notice period anymore required. Was back in 2006 like that, it is still like that.

Other example - had a (experienced) FO here in my current outfit and we did quiet a lot of flights together. As he knew my "background story"(including of being a former QR skipper) he once told me that he did the interview there, got accepted, waiting for a joining date. As I knew this clowns down there quiet well I STRONGLY advised him to stay away and instead pursuing an upgrade with our current operator(which is as well not really the "yellow of the egg" but at least a very much growing european low cost with good future ahead).

Quick forward, five months later. He told me that he was being considered upgrade AND he received finally word from QR that they finally considered him joining them(yeah, they are a very generous bunch down there). I warned him again and told him to stick with the upgrade and send the qataries where they belong - to the desert(^^).

He actually did that in a clever way by stalling them(so he could see which option would be "earlier" available). Still he made them believe that he would join at given date. NOW the "fun" starts - 1 month before the anticipated joining date they told him that he is back in the holdling pool with(again) no clear start date as THEIR situation has changed(WTF?). At that point he finally told them to piss off. NOW - he had good advice from someone who knows them already, normally, 1 month before joining you would have resigned already from your current employer, leaving you very vulernable. As he never resigned he was not really in that position, but he was very aware where he could have ended up asking to be re-employed, of course not on his current good base but one of the crappier ones with to less pilots. ALWAYS have a backup plan if dealing with QR.

He promoted in the meantime to captain back here in Europe with a paycheck between 8000 and 10.000 Euros. For sitting in his own country flying for an european operator with full benefits(which are not offered with ANY me airline). WHY would you do that to yourself to go down there.

Just a story I wanted to share. It was the same way back then when I joined them, I passed, went into a (very deep) hold pool and finally got a join date 1 year after my passed interview. Bad thing was that my airline went bust in the same(!!) month I did my interview and QR gave a shit about it. Never replied,never helped. I had to "bridge" myself with a lease job so I was staying current or I would drop out of the pool.

I know India is currently a bad place to be a pilot but heading for QR? This is a monster without a soul, believe me. They may hire you within the flick of an eye but they will fire you with the same speed(if you have honest friends in QR ask them, they will tell you the same). Good luck anyway from a fellow aviator(A320, you will spend a LOT of nights flying in a row, another thing to consider).
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Old 2nd May 2019, 19:12
  #9903 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: San Salvador
Posts: 6
Second first officer

Hi guys how it is going
Someone can explain me second first officer duty.
This guy doesn't has any experience in jet or depend total fly hour or previous wide body experience.

If I got 3000 hours in crj, would I be second first officer qatar airways????
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Old 3rd May 2019, 12:20
  #9904 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Europe
Posts: 31
When is housing allocated to new joiners, with the employment offer or later on?
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Old 4th May 2019, 10:05
  #9905 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: BR
Posts: 105
Originally Posted by tony the jesus View Post
When is housing allocated to new joiners, with the employment offer or later on?
Usually they send you your housing information about 1 to 2 weeks before your DOJ.
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Old 4th May 2019, 15:27
  #9906 (permalink)  
Cak
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: At home
Age: 37
Posts: 91
Anybody knows how long in between e-mail with 'Offer for employment' to offer via web system? I got an e-mail but still 'On hold' in system..... They asked for Criminal record and confirmation of proposed DOJ, I sent those immediately and already a week without any news
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Old 5th May 2019, 03:16
  #9907 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Originally Posted by Cak View Post
Anybody knows how long in between e-mail with 'Offer for employment' to offer via web system? I got an e-mail but still 'On hold' in system..... They asked for Criminal record and confirmation of proposed DOJ, I sent those immediately and already a week without any news
Cak,

How long did you have to wait since the sim check? 1 or 2 weeks? Thanks

Dc
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Old 5th May 2019, 06:46
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Cak
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: At home
Age: 37
Posts: 91
Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Cak,

How long did you have to wait since the sim check? 1 or 2 weeks? Thanks

Dc

1 week approximately
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Old 13th May 2019, 20:57
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: London
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by Cak View Post
Anybody knows how long in between e-mail with 'Offer for employment' to offer via web system? I got an e-mail but still 'On hold' in system..... They asked for Criminal record and confirmation of proposed DOJ, I sent those immediately and already a week without any news
Hi Cak,

Can you please share how long you were waiting between passing sim check and receiving DOJ? Also, AB or Boeing DEC/FO?

Thank you. Apologies if youíve answered this already.
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:19
  #9910 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 4
Hey All,

Anyone have done the assessment days in Doha recently? Did anything change in the agenda?
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Old 16th May 2019, 01:14
  #9911 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Lima
Posts: 1
Qatar A330 captains

Hi
I need advise of how really are things at Qatar Airways
for a Airbus heavy Captain perspective
Rosters days off and rest periods in LH flights
Ive heard a lot of complains about. Flying 1 captain 2 F/O long haul with reduced periods for rest in layovers
housing. Schools ... Im visiting doha next month but
would like to know more from inside
thanks 👍
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Old 16th May 2019, 09:55
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Grey,
Sent you PM

DC
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Old 16th May 2019, 20:46
  #9913 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 573
Hi all;

Been notified that I passed the Sonru interview 2 month ago.
Someone can shed some light, about the waiting time to have a date for the rest of assestment in Doha?
FO A320

Thank you
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Old 16th May 2019, 21:29
  #9914 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 18
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a bit of advice. obviously i'll take what I read here with a pinch of salt...!!

Current situation:
A320 FO, 23 years old, ATPL, uk based airline, command probably 4 years away.

I've all but decided our lovely flag carrier probably isn't the best fit for me, and the red hot one doesn't really hire that frequently so waiting for that could be a while.

I have around 10 - 15 friends currently at QR who have all said, to varying degrees of seriousness, that I should join them for a stint in the sandpit.
If i came to QR id have something like a 5 year plan. I know it sounds cliched but id want to come, save a load of cash, see the world / have a bit of an adventure, and leave before my sanity ran away from me. Coming back to the UK with 3-400k (...? realistic aim for 5 years of saving or a pipe dream?) in the bank would set me up very well, presuming I could get a fairly swift command back at my current airline, or at least a RHS job anywhere at all!

My question is, in my position would you stay put and get a command in your mid-late 20s, accepting that its a bit of a golden handcuffs moment and that the job wont really be any different in 35 years time than it is now, or come to QR with the aim of flying long haul for at least a few years?

Thanks
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Old 18th May 2019, 06:12
  #9915 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Aloa,

From the Skype interview, the next email to continue for Doha assessment comes after a week or 7 days. They'll send you an initial Interview date, if you are fine with it you can accept it as it is. Otherwise, You can advise your next available time(which I did). They will work it out, but confirmation of new schedule will take another 5 days.

After finishing the DOHA assessment, the result comes exactly after 7 days from the Sim ride.
Some candidates i met in Doha, who received the Passing result were placed automatically in the pool(320 pilots). In my case, I have 4 months waiting from my end of service to Joining date(Heavy Airbus).

For those B737 Captains eyeing for the B787 Capt position, like my fellow candidate he was told that 150 guys in the pool are ahead of him.( info based on 1st week of May'19)

DC
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Old 18th May 2019, 07:59
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Hi 51214,
I replied to your PM, but it bounced. Your folder is full.

Dc
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Old 18th May 2019, 08:31
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: London
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Hi 51214,
I replied to your PM, but it bounced. Your folder is full.

Dc
Hi DC - thatís strange because I too got an email saying inbox full but both inbox & sent folder is empty
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Old 18th May 2019, 11:46
  #9918 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 573
Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Aloa,

From the Skype interview, the next email to continue for Doha assessment comes after a week or 7 days. They'll send you an initial Interview date, if you are fine with it you can accept it as it is. Otherwise, You can advise your next available time(which I did). They will work it out, but confirmation of new schedule will take another 5 days.

After finishing the DOHA assessment, the result comes exactly after 7 days from the Sim ride.
Some candidates i met in Doha, who received the Passing result were placed automatically in the pool(320 pilots). In my case, I have 4 months waiting from my end of service to Joining date(Heavy Airbus).

For those B737 Captains eyeing for the B787 Capt position, like my fellow candidate he was told that 150 guys in the pool are ahead of him.( info based on 1st week of May'19)

DC
Thank you DC,

I have been waiting for 2 months now.

We will see.

Aloa

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Old 18th May 2019, 14:52
  #9919 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Milan
Posts: 24
737 DEC ????

Hi desert camel, when your friend did the assessment???
Regards




Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Aloa,

From the Skype interview, the next email to continue for Doha assessment comes after a week or 7 days. They'll send you an initial Interview date, if you are fine with it you can accept it as it is. Otherwise, You can advise your next available time(which I did). They will work it out, but confirmation of new schedule will take another 5 days.

After finishing the DOHA assessment, the result comes exactly after 7 days from the Sim ride.
Some candidates i met in Doha, who received the Passing result were placed automatically in the pool(320 pilots). In my case, I have 4 months waiting from my end of service to Joining date(Heavy Airbus).

For those B737 Captains eyeing for the B787 Capt position, like my fellow candidate he was told that 150 guys in the pool are ahead of him.( info based on 1st week of May'19)

DC
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Old 18th May 2019, 16:10
  #9920 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Originally Posted by Alfredol View Post
Hi desert camel, when your friend did the assessment???
Regards





Alfred,
I only met him(b737 capt) during the interview, 1st week of May.

Dc
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