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

Old 4th Feb 2020, 20:16
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Join Date: May 2017
Location: Spain
Posts: 1
Anyone know when they are starting hiring DEC for Boeing again? Thanks
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 23:24
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
I was patiently waiting for a joining date since I was placed in the talent pool 11 months ago, but unfortunately yesterday, got this email from QR:

After careful review to the holding pool and the number of projected joining slots, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to offer you a date within the validity of your application.”

Has anyone received a similar reply before?
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 13:38
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Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Europe
Posts: 7
Which fleet and position did you apply?
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 22:47
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
Originally Posted by GearUpa View Post
Which fleet and position did you apply?
A320, First Officer
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 08:14
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: The sky
Posts: 1
Anyone thinking of joining, beware.
Terms and conditions frequently change with no discussion and never for the better.
They fly to places and in airspace that most airlines avoid!
They fire people routinely for things that in other airlines might merit a debrief or a sim session.

Think carefully before joining!
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 10:00
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 41
Pilots are a fungible resource.

Originally Posted by QatarBoy View Post
Anyone thinking of joining, beware.
Terms and conditions frequently change with no discussion and never for the better.
They fly to places and in airspace that most airlines avoid!
They fire people routinely for things that in other airlines might merit a debrief or a sim session.

Think carefully before joining!
Yes, It’s a real eye opener to work without union protection or even the legal rights afforded to most employees in many countries. it was certainly an eye opener for me.

But yes, my friend, that’s how it is,

Before taking ANY contract job it is very important to read all of the fine print, and assume nothing.

If job security is what you are after, “ex-pat pilot” is probably not the right tree to be barking up. , ... But if in spite of your better judgment You still want the thrill of running with the big dogs... (or just need the job), well then, you have to keep up, keep your head down, keep your mouth shut, make friends and allies, don’t step on the other dogs’ paws, and really, just run as hard as you can, for as long as you can...

Believe me. there are plenty of other dogs waiting to join the pack

and we are very replaceable.


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Old 10th Feb 2020, 12:42
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Orlando
Posts: 13
Hello all,

Recently submitted an application around mid January with nothing but the standard auto-reply saying the application is being processed. Anyone else in a similar situation?

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Old 10th Feb 2020, 17:26
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Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 6
Originally Posted by Team Bravo View Post
Hello all,

Recently submitted an application around mid January with nothing but the standard auto-reply saying the application is being processed. Anyone else in a similar situation?
Did you perform the initial computer based tests? Or have you not received those yet?
In either case it may be to raise a query on the web portal
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 17:38
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 21
Application

Me as well;applied at the end of december but not heard anything since,rather than automatic reply..
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 08:27
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 41
Some things to consider

Coronavirus... 777x delay.. perhaps the folks in Doha are a bit busy .... I think we all need to be patient while these situations unfold...

Http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos...r-travel-video

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-boeing-777-retirement/

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Old 11th Feb 2020, 10:46
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Liverpool , UK
Age: 32
Posts: 8
I know someone working there in recruitment and I was advised to expect no movement until Mar / April for DEC. Had my application in since 1st November '19 and it's still "new" on the application page. Patience is the key I think
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 16:11
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Philippines
Posts: 3
Hi, I'll have a Online video interview with QR coming, can you pls give some information regarding this video interview. Appreciate it very much. Thank you
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 04:10
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: uae
Posts: 2,441
And air italy just shut down ! Bound to be a few jump the the queue
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 16:27
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Orlando
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by fokker0 View Post
Did you perform the initial computer based tests? Or have you not received those yet?
In either case it may be to raise a query on the web portal
Hello and thanks for all the replies. Until now no reply except for the immediate one after submitting saying the application is being processed. I am expecting the next phase has something to do with an online test and a skype interview. Nothing that that sort has been sent out yet. Fingers crossed here and good luck to all applying.
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 14:16
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 25
Originally Posted by donpizmeov2 View Post
I don't know in EU but in US an FO in regional is getting 115-120K$/y (bonuses etc) to fly 75h/m not 110h/m ... do your math, and you must be in company accommodation. And in addition to that you are in the Doha (not Dubai/AbuDhabi nor Bahrain) ... your family can be really miserable in the corner of the desert.
not everyone has access to the US, middle East is the better gig out of Europe unless you want to got the China in the current climate no thanks, pretty difficult to get sponsored by a US carrier.
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 16:35
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 112
Originally Posted by Team Bravo View Post
Hello and thanks for all the replies. Until now no reply except for the immediate one after submitting saying the application is being processed. I am expecting the next phase has something to do with an online test and a skype interview. Nothing that that sort has been sent out yet. Fingers crossed here and good luck to all applying.
Have to love the instant gratification generation. Applications submitted and no immediate invitation raises concerns🙄. A little patience goes a long way, or it used to.
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 22:41
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 37
The pay for a Regional FO in the USA is NOT $115-$120k lol. It's more like $36,000-$50,000 and some regionals offer a sign on bonus anywhere from $5,000-$22,000 as a one time thing, not every year. The $115k is for direct entry Captains at the regionals and also, that number includes a one time bonus of up to $50,000. Then second year as a direct entry Captain, one is earning around $70,000. Also I'd take the Qatar Airways 100 hours a month flying a widebody where I'm eating or sleeping half the time and earning real money tax-free verses 4-6 legs a day as a Regional pilot with very short overnights at shitty hotels in the likes of Birmingham, Alabama eating at the local waffle house..Please don't compare Qatar Airways with a Regional. Heck, I'd say being a Qatar Airways Pilot is as good as it gets in Aviation. The US airlines are not a paradise career, just look at the history of American, Delta and United....Things weren't always so rosy
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 19:55
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Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 6
Hello,

Has anyone been hired from the pool lately? Boeing rated FO

​​​​​​Trying to guesstimate something
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 06:29
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: France
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by fokker0 View Post
Hello,

Has anyone been hired from the pool lately? Boeing rated FO

​​​​​​Trying to guesstimate something

Same here! Been waiting for more than a month now
thanks guys
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 09:50
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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ireland
Posts: 9
Video interview

Hi everyone,

just got the invitation to the video interview! I’ve seen it is now automated and not by Skype is this new?
any heads up on the questions?

Thanks
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