Originally posted by munirazHi there!
Yes, unfortunately if you have worked for QR , you have to wait 1 year to apply for Emirates. I dont know the reason for that, the only thing I can think of is that they wanna f**k the crew even after they leave the company.
But in case of Etihad yes, you can apply even if you are still working for QR. Hundreds of crew are leaving Qatar Airways and joining Etihad, so they can have a normal life, go out whenever they want, sleep wherever they want with whoever they want, without being watched 24-7 and without the fear of being fired for any stupid reason.
If I could give you and advice I would say: Dont join Qatar Airways. Emirates is a better airline to start your career, they dont have all that bullshit you can see on the first post of this discussion. They also pay better than QR and allow you to have a personal life. Also Dubai is sooooooooooo much better than Doha, you just cannot compare both cities! There are so many places to visit and they are also more open minded than in Dohell.
Most of the Emirates crew dont have previous experience. In case of Etihad they prefer people with at least 2 years experience in costumer service.
You can apply online for Etihad, they use to reply in about 1 week. In my case I was still working for QR when I applied and in 5 days they replied me with an invitation to assessment! Good luck!
Thanks for the info.I tried Emirates 2 months ago but rejected after FI. It was my first time but I can't wait 1 year to re-apply. It is a long time and I need money. I also applied Ethiad but they did not reply so I guess my customer service experience is not enough right now. I may also try Etihad again while working at qatar but you say among these tree Emirates is the best in every aspect ? I heard Etihad pays more than Emirates but I dont know whether Dubai or Abu Dhabi is better to live. Btw,Where are you from ?