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

Old 28th Oct 2009, 09:34
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menikos

FEEL FREE TO LEAVE MENIKOS ones you get it !

Nice post "feel free to leave " the same words CEO say on every meeting . Menikos are you deep inside as well ?
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 11:11
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NE Dude-2-4 weeks after interview/sim eval is the normal length of time for notification. You will be asked for additional info and at some point given for class date. If you are proactive and call, you may even get a choice.

Monur/Eifant- Pilot recruitment is not screening DEC's until next year. (Note: when recruitment refers to "screening" they are refering to the time when they first look at applications. The actual interview "screening" comes later.) I was told that next summer was a realistic time frame for the next DEC hires.

The pay raise increment has been discussed ad nauseum, you can use the search function to see the "comments".

Disclaimer- The above information is only accurate on the day I heard it. Things change daily. most for the good, IMO. Others on this board, obviously, have a different opinion.

Good luck!
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 11:48
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interview

HI guys, does anybody knows how is going to be the intervew in Qatar?
do they pay you the positioning as well for the interview-sim?
thanks a lot
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Old 29th Oct 2009, 14:00
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Interview 9th November

anyone coming?


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Old 29th Oct 2009, 18:27
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LOC22550 you seem unhappy with QR judgeing from all your post, I am just wondering, if this outfit is so bad why not look elsewhere brother life is too short dude
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Old 30th Oct 2009, 06:55
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Jabal ..there was a question asked by Sky dancer :...and IMHO i just answered the question quoting&relating TRUE FACT.Anything wrong in what i said..just tell me ....?
Yes Q.R. give me a job,yes Q.R. give me a salary every month...Does it mean Q.R. is the best airline to work for,Does it mean in Q.R. everythink is good&greatand that we are not allowed to discuss any issue...: NO.

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Old 30th Oct 2009, 14:08
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Once again if you are not happy with your current situation you can leave the company, no one forced you to come.

I can understand that it's not the best airline, many problems to solve but at least you have a cockpit and for the time being it's not so bad.

My advice be patient and when the grass will be greener elsewhere give it a try.

All the best.
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 12:48
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Could anyone on the A320/A330 fleet comment on lifestyle, routes,roster, Doha living etc?
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 14:27
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Butthead

do a search, it has already been covered thousands of times
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Old 3rd Nov 2009, 06:10
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Beavis

If you are married with a maximum of 2 children under the age of 10: Join.
If you are: -Single,
-Married with 3+ children,
-Married with 1+ teenager(s) STAY AWAY!!

It's that simple
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 02:03
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had to make a decision

Greetings all,
For some time the main subject is and has been “Do not come to Qatar” and some cases members have emotionally expressed their frustrations, but please understand this thread is to help pilots in the interview process and not to dissuade pilots who “had” to make the decision to fly and live in Doha.
We all come from different paths, to name a few: Some pilots had their patrimony slashed in half due to a sour divorce, others were forced to early retirement, and others need to put their kids through college or find themselves in mid life financial crisis and the few, the proud who do not have another place to go but Qatar.
As those fellow pilots who fly for Qatar Airways, we also “had” to make the decision to fly for Qatar Airways, and I am sure we will see unhappy faces and confront attitudes that are not according to our profession, but it is part of a new reality of aviation. (I started flying when we pilots were offered options of different meals from first class and were served in porcelain trays with silverware)
So please if you fellow collogues want to help us, share the frustrations but also provide a means to overcome those disappointments because we also have made our decision to fly for a living and to try to enjoy our profession.
And please share the tips, advice, suggestions and comments to help us for the interview and evaluation.
And also, for those lads who have been invited for the interview, do not barge in and holler for the gouge or tips. Do some research in this thread.
Happy trails,
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 04:20
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mauuuus

Very nice! Indeed.
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 09:59
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I once ignored the pprune threads when I was joining an Asian carrier.
Ignoring it was the worst mistake I ever made.
It all proved true. The disrespect, frequent contract breaching , salary reduction just to name a few.
And the number of complaints were not as half as with this place.
It completely stalled my career as I was stuck with the bond and when it was over I had nowhere to go.
In the meantime all my friends and former colleagues moved to a higher management positions but could not help me as their outfits closed the recruitment doors. Finally I found something just as an escape slide and now I am hovering on the bottom of the seniority list waiting for my industry upturn.
Even if I loose my flying job I would rather do something else, waiting for a better option then jump into similar outfit and continue my misery.

My two cents

L.
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 12:10
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Interview

I did the interview last week ,50 questions ,my test was number 11 ,TODA?ASDA?actions at V1 with an engine failure,virga ,where is hail most encounter?temperature at the troposphere? what does the blood transports? if you loose the rwy while circling what do you do?CAT I MINS mda and rvr,altocumulus castellatus are indication of? with ISA what is the temp at 10000? what happens if you move cg from fwd to aft?what happens to a clogged pitot tube while you descend ? TAS and mach what happens in a descend ? after a short rest the interview ,about qatar? why qatar ? demandig captain ? have someone misinterpret you ? means of effective communications on the cockpit .then the sim was in A330 6 survivors ,TO rwy 27L heathrow ,2 ILS no AP/AT/FD ,after all they tell us to wait 2 weeks ,but I just received the mail that I have failed so good luck to everybody ongoing
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 16:26
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And you know this, how?
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 18:09
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To pose this question once more. Looking for an answer from anybody in the know.

"I have a question I'm hoping someone here can help me with. I applied at QR in August 2008 and received a pdf letter from the HR dept. saying that I had been shortlisted into the interview pool and would be contacted for an interview in the future. It has now been over a year (yes I have sent in c.v. updates). There was mention a while back that they had problems with there resume pool? Do I need to re apply? I have emailed a query to QR's HR dept, however, no reply.

I am a CRJ pilot in the 3100hr TT range, I would imagine that I would be around the bottom of the c.v. pool but I would like to know where I stand and what the status of my application is/ (was?).

Recommended actions?

Thanks in advance."
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 19:12
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Thanx

Thank U Schickfuss for the HELP and the good mood,I´m close to an interview and helps a lot .
To the rest which put a lot of on the company,if you don´t like just...leave,is that easy.
But after that,please pretty please ,tell us to which paradise are you going ,just to apply directly there and save us all the hell waiting us at Doha.
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Old 5th Nov 2009, 13:40
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Qatar Living

For those who are interested in information of living in Doha and its culture. Attached is a hyperlink of general information of practical guide of living in Doha. ( All contact numbers have been deleted at the institutions request)
http://www.cmu.edu/hr/international/...ticalguide.pdf
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Old 5th Nov 2009, 13:45
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No matter how mad you get, dont ever give the bird to anyone in Qatar, especially in the simulator. Is illegal by emiri decree, will start a riot and straight to jail for you
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Old 5th Nov 2009, 14:09
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Tips and advice

FMCOVERHEAT,
Congratulations in your achievement.
If I may I would like to ask some additional information about your experience and how you prepared yourself for the interview.
Please let me shoot some questions:
How long did you get prepared for the interview?
What books or sources of study did you rely on to get prepared?
Were there more JAR or FAA questions?
Were there any questions about SOPS, Aircraft systems?
Any questions about PANOPS, TERPS, ICAO Doc. 8168, 4444?
Were there any trick questions? Multiple answers? Straight Forward?
During the interview,
Where there any personal questions about your experiences, background, or just direct to tec. Questions.
Did the lady of HR ask any questions?
During the sim session,
Did they expect you to do all CRM, Crew, gate briefings Preflights checklists etc?
Was the sim profile the same as they handed out?
General questions,
What was the success rate of your class?
How was the environment in general?
And finally,
Any tips, advice, comments, suggestions?
Thank you beforehand for the information. Greatly appreciated.
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