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Postby xmischax » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 1:51 am

212cm is the minimun height for safey regulations. however, asian airlines set the minimum armlength at 208cm cos generally, asians are shorter.

the 212cm is generally set for ladies, as men are expected to be taller. apart from the armlength requirement, they usually have height requirements such as 158 or 160 or ladies and 165 or 168 for men.

i think that`s why they told you that. you have to be 168 and meet the 212 requirement at the same time, i think.

armlength is for the safety regulations, height requirement is more for like, corporate image than anything else.. but if you meet one, you`ll probably be able to meet the other too.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 3:15 am

xmischax wrote:212cm is the minimun height for safey regulations. however, asian airlines set the minimum armlength at 208cm cos generally, asians are shorter.


In a way you are the right; the arm reach requirement is so they can ensure candidates can reach the overhead lockers safely. Certain safety equipment items are sometimes kept there.

height requirement is more for like, corporate image than anything else.. .


I think this unlikely; more likely some airlines simply take the view that if you are below a certain height you arms won't be long enough to reach the overhead lockers, unless of course you happen to be an orangoutang :P :P :D :D

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Postby xmischax » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 3:18 am

or that your hands are abnormally short! :lol:

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 3:20 am

xmischax wrote:or that your hands are abnormally short! :lol:


:???: :???: :???: :D

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Postby Flyer » Thu, 01 Feb 2007 1:32 am

tenshi wrote:Dear Flyer

I will definitely encourage you to try out for Qatar Airways, but a word of caution, do NOT just enter the industry or join this airline purely based on what you have heard. Do your own research and ask yourself if you will be comfortable living and working overseas, especially in a Muslim country. Ask yourself if you are willing to sacrifice some comforts in your life and be willing to adapt and accept the new culture with an open mind and heart. Please do NOT just jump into it. Do listen out for what the recruiters have to say and make your own decisions from there.

Nonetheless, I wish you all the best :)


Dear Tenshi,

Thanks for the advices. I am adaptable to enviroment, therefore no worries. The only worry is do I have a chance to fly.

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Re: Go for it!

Postby Plavt » Thu, 01 Feb 2007 1:52 am

Flyer wrote:
I am adaptable to enviroment, therefore no worries.

Flyer


Good if you are; I do not know from what I read here so take the trouble to read up on the culture, language, law, dangers and anoyances unless of course you have already.

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Re: Go for it!

Postby Flyer » Thu, 01 Feb 2007 10:09 pm

Plavt wrote:
Flyer wrote:
I am adaptable to enviroment, therefore no worries.

Flyer


Good if you are; I do not know from what I read here so take the trouble to read up on the culture, language, law, dangers and anoyances unless of course you have already.


Thanks Plavt :D
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Postby blackapple » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 8:50 pm

they're recruiting. 25 march. :)

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212 safety measures

Postby trolleydolly » Fri, 09 Mar 2007 3:14 am

Would QR take the arms reach test? i reach 210cm with tip toes and no shoes.

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Postby lindyhoppe » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 2:34 pm

Yes, when they take your height, you will be asked to reach for a mark on the wall too. Reach for it without shoes, on tiptoes allowed.

How high that mark really is, all depends on who is the one pasting the tape on the wall. Just from my experience.


trolleydolly wrote:Would QR take the arms reach test? i reach 210cm with tip toes and no shoes.

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height issues

Postby trolleydolly » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 7:19 pm

Oh then i hope and pray that person whom paste that tape would be short. heh:wink:

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Postby septemberrr » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 1:29 pm

The person pasting the scotch tape can use a chair if he/she is too short also right? Haha.. Anyway, for those who are recruited, did you have your full length photo taken yourself (at home with your own digital camera) or did you get a professional to do it for you?

Hmm.. Quite troublesome yea?

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Hi

Postby calvink » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:00 pm

Im not sure those soon to be rules if implemented are going to do any good or against cabin crews......

Sounds 'too; strict for me to a certain extent.

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Postby lindyhoppe » Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:34 pm

I'd personally suggest to get it done professionally by a photographer in a studio. It's very, very much based on first impression, whether you get through round 1 or not. Home-taken photos look less pro, well unless you have a studio at home as background it might work too. If you've read previous posts you'd know that all applicants were screened not via their CVs but photo. The recruiters commented that my photo looked good in the times i went and i think i'm only average looking - it was certainly the make-up artist and the photographer's effort that helped me get through round 1. Quite troublesome and need to spend $$$... oh well. It's history for me already...

septemberrr wrote:The person pasting the scotch tape can use a chair if he/she is too short also right? Haha.. Anyway, for those who are recruited, did you have your full length photo taken yourself (at home with your own digital camera) or did you get a professional to do it for you?

Hmm.. Quite troublesome yea?

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Postby septemberrr » Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:31 pm

Hi lindy, thanks for sharing. Care to share where you did your makeup and photoshoot? The interview is this sunday and I would wanna get my photoshoot done by sat.

I can see tt the Arabs are quite particular about looking good and being appropriate. So you're now in Qata?

=)


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