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Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

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This is community help desk which allows members to assist each other in finding out how many seats are available on any given flight.

If you wish to request availability for a specific flight, please state the date and origin/departure airport codes, not just the flight number.

Please also restrict requests to BA/oneworld flights - flights for other airlines may be removed to avoid cluttering the thread and taking it away from BAEC.


As of 15 Oct 2014 flightstats.com no longer displays flight availability.

Fare class availability can be queried in various ways*:
* Please update wiki if you know of any others.
** Origin of data concealed and probably unauthorised (so buyer beware)


What do the codes mean?
Suppose we have a result as F1 A0 J9 C7 D0 RC IC W9 E9 T4 Y9 BC HC ...

This means:
There is 1 seat in the F bucket for sale
There are 0 seats in the A and D bucket for sale, but you can join the waitlist in case seats get released later.
There are at least 9 seats in the J, W, E and Y buckets.
The R, I, B and H buckets are closed to waitlisting.

There are two important things to note about how to interpret these numbers that many people don't understand as it is very counter intuitive:
1) There is NO direct relation to the actual number of seats available on the specific flight. They only mean that the airline is willing to sell this many seats on that specific flight. The airline may intend to oversell seats or withhold seats from sale for many reasons.

2) In the example above, the results show W9 E9 T4 (which are all WT+ buckets). This does not mean that there are 9+9+4=22 seats for sale. Interpret these numbers as "there are at least 9 seats for sale in WT+". There could really be anywhere between 9 and 22 seats for sale - we just can't tell from the numbers the system gives us. Therefore, the conservative approach of assuming that there are at least 9 seats for sale is usually the best one.


What does the "C" mean?
Closed to waitlisting.
In the example above we have RC, IC, BC and HC. This is different to A0 and D0: The A and D buckets are "full" but you can apply to join their waitlists (if your fare permits waitlisting). With R, I, B and H you cannot even request a seat.

The carrier will determine how to confirm your seat if it wishes. Sometimes this may happen immediately, other times only a few minutes before the flight's departure. The order of the waitlist is determined by the carrier privately, but your Executive Club status will push you towards the front of the queue. Many cheap fares do not allow waitlisting.


Differences for non-BA airlines
  • Some carriers (those using Sabre such as AA) only show a maximum of 7 available seats (not 9). Others only show a maximum of 5.
  • Some carriers use "L" instead of "0" (e.g., CL DL YL) to indicate you may waitlist for the seat. This tends to happen when the entire flight is on a list basis.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 7:05 am
  #1501  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Newcastle, UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 61
Originally Posted by internetplumber View Post
Can't tell you the load, but here's the availability for the flights on that day:

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 04/11/18 12:00 AM for NCL
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 1324 0 LHR NCL 319 M,T,W,Th,F J9 C7 D4 R0 I0 Y9 B6 H4 K2 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S9 G9
04/11/18 7:00 AM 04/11/18 8:10 AM 90% / 12m

0 Connections
BA 1326 0 LHR NCL 319 Daily J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
04/11/18 9:20 AM 04/11/18 10:35 AM 85% / 11m

0 Connections
BA 1332 0 LHR NCL 319 Daily J9 C6 D3 R0 I0 Y7 B2 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
04/11/18 1:05 PM 04/11/18 2:20 PM 80% / 19m

0 Connections
BA 1334 0 LHR NCL 319 Su,M,T,W,Th,F J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
04/11/18 2:25 PM 04/11/18 3:40 PM 73% / 16m

0 Connections
BA 1336 0 LHR NCL 319 Daily J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
04/11/18 6:15 PM 04/11/18 7:30 PM 74% / 21m

0 Connections
BA 1338 0 LHR NCL 321 Daily J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
04/11/18 9:05 PM 04/11/18 10:15 PM 82% / 29m
thank you. Its not looking likely Ill get SDC availability.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 4:50 pm
  #1502  
 
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BA5 LHR-NRT 17/4/18
BA6 NRT-LHR 23/4/18

Thanks!
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Old Apr 9, 18, 4:55 pm
  #1503  
 
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Originally Posted by EDIer View Post
BA5 LHR-NRT 17/4/18
BA6 NRT-LHR 23/4/18

Thanks!
Here you go...

BA 5 LHR
17/04/18 15:45NRT
18/04/18 11:15789
Daily
52% / 29mF5 A4 J6 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O9 G9

BA 6 NRT
24/04/18 12:55LHR
24/04/18 17:20789
Daily
84% / 28mF2 A1 J7 C5 D4 R2 I0 W9 E7 T3 Y9 B9
H9 K7 M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 9, 18, 5:49 pm
  #1504  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, IHG Spire Ambassador, HH Diamond, Scandic Top Floor
Posts: 129
Can anybody help with loads for BA1483 on 10th Apr and BA0762 on 11th Apr.

Thanks

DtB
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Old Apr 10, 18, 5:41 am
  #1505  
 
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Have some friends on the BA0372 LHR-TLS @ 07.35 on 23rd august which I am trying to book on, however this flight does not show up at all on BA.com etc. Could someone check the loads on this please? I presume its full if they are not selling tickets?
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Old Apr 10, 18, 5:45 am
  #1506  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
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[QUOTE=sudge27;29623392]Have some friends on the BA0372 LHR-TLS @ 07.35 on 23rd august which I am trying to book on, however this flight does not show up at all on BA.com etc. Could someone check the loads on this please? I presume its full if they are not selling tickets?[/QUOTE

Not shown to operate on 23rd August - only BA374 at 14:05 and BA376 at 20:35.

Suggest you recheck dates and/or with BA
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Old Apr 10, 18, 6:25 am
  #1507  
 
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Could someone please check ba269 Lhr to lax on 21st April? Not flown at a weekend for a while...
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Old Apr 10, 18, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by tdgraves View Post
could someone please check ba269 lhr to lax on 21st april? Not flown at a weekend for a while...
ba 269
lhr 21/04/18 16:05
lax 21/04/18 19:15
388
f9 a8 j9 c9 d9 r9 i1 w7 e3 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l4 v3 s1 n1 q1 o1 g8
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Old Apr 10, 18, 6:30 am
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[QUOTE=peterinlewesuk;29623399]
Originally Posted by sudge27 View Post
Have some friends on the BA0372 LHR-TLS @ 07.35 on 23rd august which I am trying to book on, however this flight does not show up at all on BA.com etc. Could someone check the loads on this please? I presume its full if they are not selling tickets?[/QUOTE

Not shown to operate on 23rd August - only BA374 at 14:05 and BA376 at 20:35.

Suggest you recheck dates and/or with BA
have since learned the 07.35 has been cancelled - explains a lot!
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Old Apr 10, 18, 6:39 am
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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Would anyone be able to check the following:

15 APR BA109 LHR–DXB
20 APR BA106 DXB–LHR
04 MAY BA279 LHR–SJC
10 MAY BA278 SJC–LHR

Trying to get an idea of my chances of WT+ to Club upgrade via Avios or promotion/airport.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 10, 18, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by jfallesen View Post
Would anyone be able to check the following:

15 APR BA109 LHRDXB
20 APR BA106 DXBLHR
04 MAY BA279 LHRSJC
10 MAY BA278 SJCLHR

Trying to get an idea of my chances of WT+ to Club upgrade via Avios or promotion/airport.

Thanks!
BA 109 0 LHR
15/04/18 9:25 PM DXB
16/04/18 7:30 AM 777
Daily
81% / 37m F3 A2 J4 C3 D0 R0 I0 W6 E4 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 106 0 DXB
20/04/18 1:10 AM LHR
20/04/18 5:55 AM 777
M,F
86% / 13m F0A0J0C0D0R0I0W0E0T0Y0B0H0K0M0L0V0S0N0Q0O0G0

BA 279 0 LHR
04/05/18 2:40 PM SJC
04/05/18 5:40 PM 789
Daily
78% / 17m F0 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E5 T4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 278 0 SJC
10/05/18 8:05 PM LHR
11/05/18 2:25 PM 789
Daily
89% / 13m F4 A3 J8 C7 D4 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N7 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 10, 18, 7:55 am
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Old Apr 10, 18, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by Down the back View Post
Can anybody help with loads for BA1483 on 10th Apr and BA0762 on 11th Apr.

Thanks

DtB
1483 has already gone, here's 762:

BA 762LHR
11/04/18 7:35OSL
11/04/18 10:45319
M,T,W,Th,F,Sa
90% / 13mJ8 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K7 M1 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G9

Helpful for future requests if you give the airport pairs too
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Old Apr 10, 18, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
ba 269
lhr 21/04/18 16:05
lax 21/04/18 19:15
388
f9 a8 j9 c9 d9 r9 i1 w7 e3 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l4 v3 s1 n1 q1 o1 g8
Thanks, not much chance of an upgrade from W then ☹️
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Old Apr 10, 18, 6:15 pm
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Thanks Lucanesque,

Will include city pairs next time, hope to AUP Oslo flight, Gla to LHR was completely full today in both cabins.

Thanks


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