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

To Qatar from Vancouver

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

To Qatar from Vancouver

Old 9th Feb 2012, 03:05
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3
To Qatar from Vancouver

I'm expecting a formal DEC job offer pretty quick from Qatar. Before I make the final leap, a few questions:

Staff Travel - I live on the West Coast of Canada. I assume there is some decent interline arrangements to get home (or at least past Montreal). Is Air Canada an option? Or do you have to go via the States? When does my family get staff travel?

Per Diems - Are they decent? Do they adequately cover your expenses?

Salary - I've checked the salary, and it seems reasonable. Obviously, you'd have to wait a year to get into training, but is the training department a worthwhile way to boost your income?

Housing - What are the odds that you'll get company housing versus a housing allowance? I understand they may not have enough housing to accommodate the huge increase in hiring.

Thanks for any input!
Polar Bare is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2012, 05:26
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Third rock from the sun
Posts: 27
Staff Travel - I live on the West Coast of Canada. I assume there is some decent interline arrangements to get home (or at least past Montreal). Is Air Canada an option? Or do you have to go via the States? When does my family get staff travel?

We have zed fare agreement with all of them.
I thinks it's after 6 month.

Per Diems - Are they decent? Do they adequately cover your expenses?

They do just that.

Salary - I've checked the salary, and it seems reasonable. Obviously, you'd have to wait a year to get into training, but is the training department a worthwhile way to boost your income?

Flying a lot IS the way to boost it, not the training.

Housing - What are the odds that you'll get company housing versus a housing allowance? I understand they may not have enough housing to accommodate the huge increase in hiring.

Not sure, but take the housing allowance it's better, because you will have the choice to live where you Wife or familly wishes to live.

Hope it helps
Chuck Noris is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2012, 13:43
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Not Here
Posts: 51
Travel, etc

Not to worry about travel. You'll be working such that you won't have any time off to get back there, other than for your leave...if they don't cancel it and buy your time out.
Training department doesn't pay enough to make a big difference. You'll be flying a lot on the line. The training department is fraught with politics...
80-87 is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2012, 23:06
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3
Thanks very much. I've never used the Zed Fares - So I would be able to fly on WestJet and Air Canada to get home?
Polar Bare is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 02:56
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Not Here
Posts: 51
West Jet

I don't believe that WJ honors Z ticketing
80-87 is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 04:49
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somewhere over the Atlantic
Posts: 49
Just AC, no WJ. Although AC Zed fares are very pricey (nearly the same price as full fare economy). Luftansa and KLM are also travel options to YVR from Doha.
broompusher is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 09:47
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middle East
Posts: 17
QR Staff Travel

And Business seats are only for family members 12 years and older on the QR network. So if you have younger children one of you will be sitting in the back with them.
swallowenforcer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.