Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

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

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

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

Old 25th Sep 2010, 15:55
  #1961 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DSOTM
Posts: 191
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Post

You're telling me 6 (six) years time to upgrade between SO and FO? I certainly hope not.
drfaust is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2010, 15:57
  #1962 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: middleast
Posts: 1,236
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
from F/O to CPT.
loc22550 is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2010, 16:00
  #1963 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DSOTM
Posts: 191
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Well at least while you wait, you make some time on good aircraft. You can go anywhere with that if you would so require. Captaincy in 6 years is not that bad, but I do have to say that alot of you guys are very very negative about the place so I am very weary.
drfaust is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2010, 20:48
  #1964 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: I used to know
Posts: 175
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry if I've missed this but what is the end of service gratuity?
PT6Driver is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2010, 22:46
  #1965 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Motown
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Guys, an airline is a airline, all have bull$hit, and QR is no different. The problem here is Doha not QR , the locals(rude, arrogant and ignorant) expensive, boring, ugly,hot,humid,no green, the airport is a logistical nightmare. If I had the option of living anyplace else in the world including somalia, and flying for QR, the it would make the job bearable.
Fubaliera is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2010, 03:44
  #1966 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: middleast
Posts: 1,236
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
-Well between Somalia( a collapsing state) and Qatar...for the time being,i think i would sill prefer..Qatar..at least more peaceful.

-End of service gratuity: 3 weeks of your last basic salary/year of service.
It becomes 4 weeks after 5 years of service.

Last edited by loc22550; 26th Sep 2010 at 03:55.
loc22550 is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2010, 04:48
  #1967 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Above and Beyond
Posts: 237
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For me exactly the oposite. The only problem is Qatar Airways. Living in Qatar if you have a family is not problem. As a single guys yes.It's a nightmare.

Qatar Airways sucks big time.Only if you taste u can believe what i am saying,and coming from US is even harder.

I would advise you to join Abu Dhabi National Airline. A lot better company to work for and many places to go and see around UAE and OMAN.

Enjoy ur Middle east ride!
KRUGERFLAP is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 18:00
  #1968 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: uk
Posts: 123
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just a word of warning. About 20 FOs recruited for the 777 were changed, having moved here, to the 320. If you are coming over for the promise of a new type you might want to consider that the company has the right to change your type at any point. Just a heads up.
jaarrgh is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 19:58
  #1969 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pprune
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
But how much time is there between starting as a SO-fast track and becoming a FO.
Or does it depend on experience?
Kameel is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 12:36
  #1970 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: castles made of sand
Posts: 157
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Why don't you ask the company! No one knows the answer to this because the program is still in its infancy and they haven't even hired any SO's for the new Fast track program
cochise is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 02:30
  #1971 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: QLD
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
FO's deal:-

18000QR Basic
300QR Utility Allowance
1500QR Transport allowance
50000QR Schooling (per annum)
300QR Utilities
90QR per hour flying rate + overnight allowances that differ from destination to destination. (between 150QR to 250QR per night)

Word on the street is now that FO's are able to take the housing allowance which is 10000QR - things are changing.
Question: Is the "per hour flying rate" for EVERY hour flown / month? Or is this an overtime payment (eg hours above just above 75 hrs / month etc)?

Trying to ascertain what the total actual monthly payment would be.

Cheers.
P2T2 is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 03:54
  #1972 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: middleast
Posts: 1,236
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
P2T2.
Yes it is for every hours..daytime,nightime... (schedule block time).
Overtime payment(like 320 special allowance, day off down the route payment...) has been taken away long time ago for cockpit crew..nothing but a old souvenir for us..

Last edited by loc22550; 29th Sep 2010 at 07:02.
loc22550 is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 21:55
  #1973 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 174
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
about to join as a senior position (on ground) with QR

Whats the free company accommodation like (2 bedroomed appartment), and in what area are the free appts in?

Seems an excellent company from my dealings so far.

Doha looks good too and looking forward to joining.

SS
silverstreak is offline  
Old 30th Sep 2010, 01:07
  #1974 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,482
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
jaarrgh,

Thanks for the warning. Everyone should read your warning and INSIST on getting the aircraft type in writing with no strings attached - or just don't go... If they won't agree, don't move. The labor shortage will hit the ME hard in the coming years as the legacies return to hiring mode and experienced pilots stay where they are...

We call that BAIT and SWITCH where I come from. Even after moving I would still probably leave as a result of that switch.
Iver is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2010, 08:55
  #1975 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: on the moon
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
School fees

I was looking at the "New" School fees in Doha and I noticed an huge hike. More than 50.000 qr per year for 1 kid in primary school.
I am just asking if is this the standard rate in Doha.
Confirm the Qr allowance(50k ) is just for 1 kid ?
Tks but I am quite uncomfortable to bring my family overe here.
Flyjets is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2010, 11:33
  #1976 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: earth
Age: 60
Posts: 59
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"I was looking at the "New" School fees in Doha and I noticed an huge hike. More than 50.000 qr per year for 1 kid in primary school."

The Qr allowance barely covers the fees for 1,5 kids.

" there's not enough decent schools for the growing population and the schools being a business, supply and demand means that the school fee's are going up every year!"

Here school is only a business. And you will hardly find a good school with good teachers.
Captain Partzee is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2010, 13:55
  #1977 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: france
Posts: 106
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Can someone could remind me the name of the american (from texan??? and ex Zoom) guy from HR, who does interviews?? thanks

Last edited by lfrk; 5th Oct 2010 at 17:34.
lfrk is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2010, 14:45
  #1978 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: on the moon
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
schooling

Tks Captain,
but most school fees are higher then the allowance and you cannot even cover 1 kid .
ie: Compass Int. or I.S.L, ...... .
Flyjets is offline  
Old 8th Oct 2010, 15:28
  #1979 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Belfast
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If anyone has information on the training bond for new recruits, it would be much appreciated.

For how much and for how long are you tied in for, and if you left early what are the financial implications?

Thanks in advance
mrhino is offline  
Old 10th Oct 2010, 16:29
  #1980 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Little off topic, and for that I apologize. But, what is QR policy for deadhead flights? Are you paid for the full flight time is half pay, etc...Is it any different for cargo vs pax flights? Lastly, whats life like on the A300 frieghters? Specifically, do you spend a lot of your days off out of Doha? Thank you
unumber is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.