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777AV8R 6th Oct 2016 00:20

Commuting...Not
 

Originally Posted by Sand Driver (Post 9529634)
Hi guys, anyone has experience with commuting from Europe as FO on the 777 or 787 fleet?

Wife is not to keen on moving to doha and I'm looking at someting like 1 week on/ 1 week off.

Commuting is but a dream. You're wife on the other hand seems to have common sense.

Obbie 6th Oct 2016 05:47

You can not commute to Europe with Qatar successfully.
This is NOT a commuting job.

Everyone I know who tried became miserable and angry, it doesn't work.

X-BleedOpen 6th Oct 2016 06:11

Hi guys,

How is it looking in QR for a whole bunch of FOs from EK with around 2700h on 380 and around 4500 airbus time? As you might know from another topic we are being shafted over age. What are the requirements to upgrade and how long is ot looking at? Possibilities of fleets?

Thanks a lot!

gatbusdriver 6th Oct 2016 08:13

Approximately 5 years to upgrade.

JammedStab 6th Oct 2016 20:27

How are the layovers at QR? I hear that most of the Emirates ones are only 24 hours. Are there a lot of 48 and 72 hour layovers. Obviously, I am talking 777 here mostly.

gatbusdriver 7th Oct 2016 17:08

ULR's are 48. In the Summer that is LAX and IAH, in the Winter it also includes MIA and DFW. YUL is 48 or 72 once a week. Other patterns exist due to freighter ops or changes in scheduling. Ended up with 48 off in LHR last month.

Regards,

GBD

timpav 7th Oct 2016 18:00

anyone off for assessment 2/3 nov? up to date with the thread very informative anything extra to help out would be greatly appreciated.

many thanks

Rigid Body 9th Oct 2016 12:05

Hi guys, couple of questions...

1)How do command upgrades work on the bus fleet? Do you go RHS 320/330/350/380 then start LHS on the 320 again? Do you get employed on a type and keep the type till command?

2)Do people change fleet internally if there are slots (airbus to Boeing , 330 to 350 etc) or this is a no no unless basically drafted to the fleet as per FOP needs?

FlyingOW 10th Oct 2016 23:32


Originally Posted by gatbusdriver (Post 9531582)
Approximately 5 years to upgrade.

Around 4 on the 320, 5 on other fleets (T7, 330)

OW

FlyingOW 10th Oct 2016 23:38


Originally Posted by Rigid Body (Post 9535075)
Hi guys, couple of questions...

1)How do command upgrades work on the bus fleet? Do you go RHS 320/330/350/380 then start LHS on the 320 again? Do you get employed on a type and keep the type till command?

2)Do people change fleet internally if there are slots (airbus to Boeing , 330 to 350 etc) or this is a no no unless basically drafted to the fleet as per FOP needs?

No Airbus to Boeing or vice versa. More movement on Bus fleet 320-> 330/350. Boeing guys tend to stay on fleet although some lower time FOs are being promoted to Skipper on 787 from T7, and some higher time 787 FOs being promoted to skipper onto T7 after 3 months on line (just flew with one recently).

OW

Avsoc1 11th Oct 2016 11:51

How long to wait
 
Hi guys thanks for all the previous posts they have been very useful. Just a quick question how long after completing the sim assessment do you know if you got accepted or not?

BR-Pilot 11th Oct 2016 22:48


Originally Posted by Avsoc1 (Post 9537138)
Hi guys thanks for all the previous posts they have been very useful. Just a quick question how long after completing the sim assessment do you know if you got accepted or not?

I've received the approval email within a week after sim. But went to the talent pool, then no idea how long will it take to get a DOJ.

Avsoc1 12th Oct 2016 08:47


Originally Posted by BR-Pilot (Post 9537695)
I've received the approval email within a week after sim. But went to the talent pool, then no idea how long will it take to get a DOJ.

Thanks for the info if you don't mind what did You apply for FO or DEC and are you type rated?

B-U-S-S 12th Oct 2016 15:30

Currently it is seniority deciding time to upgrade and not how many hours you have, so any EK FO thinking he can come and get a quick upgrade, may be disappointed.

Akrep 12th Oct 2016 16:53


Originally Posted by B-U-S-S (Post 9538357)
Currently it is seniority deciding time to upgrade and not how many hours you have, so any EK FO thinking he can come and get a quick upgrade, may be disappointed.

So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )

BR-Pilot 12th Oct 2016 19:35


Originally Posted by Avsoc1 (Post 9537958)
Thanks for the info if you don't mind what did You apply for FO or DEC and are you type rated?

Applied for FO. I'm B737NG rated.

B-U-S-S 12th Oct 2016 19:58


Originally Posted by Akrep (Post 9538438)
So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )

No. They are upgrading people now who fullfil the requirements laid out in the OM-A and who passes the process. There are plenty who fullfil the requirement, but do not have the seniority to be next in line. Should they eventually one day run out of people with enough hours, they would most likely jump to the next one, if one does not have the hours.

Continental-520 13th Oct 2016 07:58


So with your logic, a cadet with 200 hours joins before and an FO with more then 5000 hours will have to wait untill the cadet gets his turn for upgrading?

Dont think so habibi.

I think Qatar at the moment will upgrade anyone in the workforce that is eligible ( time in company and required hours )
Akrep,

Anyone who joins QR will have 5 years worth of eligible candidates ahead of them for upgrade. Experience only counts for the upgrade once the seniority does.

520.

Manfredvonrichtofen 14th Oct 2016 11:55

According to their career website, can a Captain with 10000hrs PIC B737NG but no B777/787 apply.

Thanks for your response.

Mustafa_s86 15th Oct 2016 00:40

Can any one give me an idea about the second officer A 320 line training.
And how long does it take usually to finish?


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