When starting a career as Cabin Crew, there will be a number of new rules that you will have to follow. However, if you become Qatar Airways Cabin Crew you will need to follow rules and regulations that are specific to the airline. These will mainly be because you are required to relocate to Doha, Qatar. Since you will be living in Qatar, you will have to follow the same rules as any other citizen – these are mostly put in place for religious or cultural reasons!
You may also be interested in my post ‘What are the requirements to work as Cabin Crew for Qatar Airways?‘
Qatar Airways provide all of their Cabin Crew with free accommodation in Doha. One of the rules that
If you decide to travel outside of Qatar during your days off, you will obviously not need to stick to this curfew as you will no longer be in Qatar.
You must be in your accommodation 12 hours before your flight, this is your minimum rest period before work. In this time you are only allowed to leave your accommodation for 90 minutes. In this 90 minutes, you are free to do whatever you want. For example, you could go shopping, to the gym or to see friends.
Since you will be staying in Qatar Airways accommodation, you have to follow a number of rules that are set in place. The main rule is that you are only allowed the same gender to stay in your accommodation. So, if you are a woman you can either have female crew members or your mother or sister. If you are a man you can either have male crew members or your father or brother stay in your accommodation. If your family is visiting you will have to let Qatar know by making an online application.
You are also not allowed to have any candles within your accommodation. This rule is set in place to
Qatar Cabin Crew are banned from bringing alcohol into their accommodation. However, they are not banned from drinking alcohol completely. You are allowed to drink it inside clubs, bars
You are not allowed to smoke at all when you are Qatar Cabin Crew. Qatar Cabin Crew are banned from smoking at all when they are working for Qatar Airways. This includes smoking in and outside accommodation and when off duty.
You are also not allowed to bring any pork into your accommodation. Since Qatar is a
While you are working for Qatar Airways and living in accommodation, only certain people are allowed to visit you. These are other crew members, anyone with a residence permit, and your family. All of your guests have to leave your accommodation by 10 pm.
You are allowed family members of the opposite gender inside your accommodation, but only family members of the same gender will be allowed to stay the night.
Qatar Cabin Crew are not allowed to wear jeans when they are in the office, technical building, aviation clinic or when they are traveling with Qatar Airways. However, if the jeans are of good quality and black, then they may be acceptable. Cabin Crew must wear business attire, and women must wear skirts that cover their knees.
Qatar also have a number of regulations based on posting pictures of yourself online. Cabin Crew
Again, this is to preserve the image of the airline. Qatar
Behaviour on flights
There are also a number of rules that Qatar Cabin Crew have to follow while they are working. Firstly, Cabin Crew are not allowed to chew gum while at work. They are also not allowed to have religious or political debates with either passengers or colleagues. They are also not allowed to talk or gossip about their management team.
When Qatar Cabin Crew find out they’re pregnant, they must resign immediately. Also, if a crew member wants to get married they need approval from management. They will be given approval if they have been working for the company for at least 5 years.
As you can see, Qatar Airways have a lot of different rules and regulations for their Cabin Crew! Most of these rules are in place either to keep a good image of the airline or to adhere to the rules of Qatar culture and Muslim religion. If you’re hoping to become Qatar Cabin Crew, check out my post ‘Becoming Qatar Cabin Crew‘.
Have you ever worked for Qatar? How did you find living with these rules? I’d love to hear from you, please leave your comments down below!