Another heartbreak from Qatar Airways

This post is to give an update on what happened in my last Qatar Airways Application.

I have personally applied about 7 times to this company already. The first couple of times I got far enough in the process that it made me want to go all the way and I just did not stop (stubborn me!). Finally all my efforts and research had paid off.  The last time I applied November 2012, I successfully have passed the grueling selection process and was all set for the medicals when suddenly all of my batch mates who had pending documents (including me) were all sent regret emails. The next thing we knew they are freeze hiring, giving their current cabin crews forced leave ( no flights for 7-10 days) and finding fault in their crews to send them home(fire them).

The most logical explanation would be the 787 incident, wherein supposedly these aircraft can go straight 8 hours flying without the need of stopovers. Qatar had made an order of these aircraft and planned numerous destinations and had anticipated for need of cabin crews to run these destinations. However, due to the 787 incident in JAL, (see this the Boeing company (makers of the aircraft) had to make an investigation (lasted about 5 months, so as our waiting time) and ultimately have come to a conclusion that these aircraft are now only to fly 3 hours instead of the original 8hour straight flight.

This had affected many airlines that have made orders of this kind of aircraft and Qatar airways was one of them. Sadly, we have become a part of the casualties.. many hearts were broken and knowing that we on our part have not done anything to influence that decision is just very frustrating. I am lucky that I had not gone through the medicals yet or I could have spent money and still get the regret email from Qatar. I know some people have spent as much as Php20,000.00 just on the medicals alone and still got the regret email.

Some of my batch mates did get in, and now done with the training and flying to our dream destinations.  If it really is for you, I guess the universe will make a way. For me, I guess God is still saying Not yet.. However, I am now getting ready for the next opportunity, and I will surely have another go at it if that door opens once again!

How did I get through all the stages of the selection process? I am giving out all the details that had worked for me and have not worked for me through all my 7 application attempts in Qatar Airways and other airlines as well!

Here on my multiple post about the topic. I decided to make a series out of it to fully explain everything because one article is just not enough.

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I would love to hear from you, do leave a comment if you have questions and will answer them as soon as possible! Hope to hear from you soon!

10 Replies to “Another heartbreak from Qatar Airways”

  1. Hi sis! Saw your blog on Pex. Umabot ako ng medical sa QR but sadly I didn't pass. Super heart breaking. First time ko magapply sa airline, at first happy kasi nga first try then pumasa ako sa lahat ng steps except sa medicals. I wanna try again pero freeze hiring sila, I never thought ganyan pala nangyayari sa QR now. Let's be thankful we didn't make it, baka they will force fire us as well in the future.

  2. Hi sis! Yes sinabi mo pa… super thankful din ako sa experience even though heartbreaking sya.. ang galing mo first try mo hanggang medicals ka na agad! Kaya nga ngaun sis wala nang recruitment, pansin mo? E di ba dati dati every month e halos andito sila… di bale, pasasaan bat makukuha din natin yang international flights na yan! Just keep on keeping on.. dami hiring ngaun, sa local airlines… are u already flying? U might want to check them out. Tom sa 5j, meron din palex and zestair i think

  3. hi sis im an ex cabin crew of qatar airways, I joined qr dec and I got terminated for a reason I cant buy, I have had my own share of dilemmas with qr.. doha is dohell… you're right their giving their crew forced leave assigned leave 6 days of sby (stand-by) without giving you any flights.excess sila sa crew ngayon plus some of the b787 grounded pa.. every mos more than 30 crew ang tinterminate nila.. that airline really sucks. it was a blessing in a disguise cguro why you guys didnt make it. As for me I believe everything happens for a reason.

  4. Hi sis, I am so sorry to hear about your experience in qatar.. I guess i have to make a correction on my post.. i may be referring to the b787 and not b747? thanks for that info sis… I heard nga kung ano anong reason nalang ang binibigay sa termination.. huhuhu so scary! takot naman ako sa 30 crews per month?! grabe talaga… As you have sai everything happens for a reason talaga so we just have to keep on keeping on! aja!

  5. yes sis, after terminating me they have to tell me to re apply after 6 mos and what?????… go throught the same sh^^t.. no way there are other airlines out there not only them, a lot resgined due to rules, rules are rules there, you're like a prisoner there. all those that was written in the forums,blogs. etc, they are all true. At first I dont recognize coz I really want to be part of that airline not until I was able to experienced it myself. crew there they are all just staff numbers. you dont have a voice nobody listens and you cant prove nor justify yourself. filipinos vs filipinos people will try to drag you down there. I went thru hell before reaching my dream to be part of that ariline and the aftermath..from application to medicals to follow ups training and life there in doha, rules are strictly implied and you have to follow it. no second chances are given. maximum is 30 it can even reach 40 to 50 a mos. you're right sis their making excuses to terminate crew. Maybe it was meant to happen maybe am not for qatar. maybe Im destined to be part of a different airline. I dont know why God put me on that situation but I know He has better plans for me, im still hoping I'll get my wings back.

  6. I have read scary experiences from ex-Qatar Airways crew. I admit I envy friends who work there and go to different places. However, I got discouraged reading the one above. So true pala na super strict sila doon. What international airlines kaya ang very good ang treatment to their employees?

  7. hi sis!
    Everywhere you end up working naman has their own pros and cons so you just have to accept that fact.. But when it comes to this industry I heard the best working conditions are with Emirates and Etihad : )

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