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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 14, 18, 3:42 pm
  #1561  
 
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Originally Posted by LondonCanuck View Post
Would really appreciate if someone could check BA93 (LHR-YYZ) on Apr 16 and return BA92 (YYZ-LHR) in Apr 22

thank you so much in advance!
BA 930LHR
16/04/18 1:10 PMYYZ
16/04/18 3:55 PM777
Daily
68% / 31mF7 A6 J7 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y4 B2H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0


BA 920YYZ
22/04/18 6:30 PMLHR
23/04/18 6:35 AM777
Daily
75% / 30mF3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G4
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Old Apr 14, 18, 4:19 pm
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Could a kind person please check seating in Business Class

BA0085 Heathrow - Vancouver 17th May 2018
BA0102 Calgary - Heathrow 28th May 2018

thanks
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Old Apr 14, 18, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingwalker View Post
Could a kind person please check seating in Business Class

BA0085 Heathrow - Vancouver 17th May 2018
BA0102 Calgary - Heathrow 28th May 2018

thanks
BA 850LHR
17/05/18 17:20YVR
17/05/18 18:55388
Daily
72% / 33mF4 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0

BA 1020YYC
28/05/18 22:05LHR
29/05/18 13:45788
Su,M,W,Th,F,Sa
82% / 20mJ9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E7 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Apr 15, 18, 2:48 am
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we are on flight ba 1528 (AA) can you check for me the seats in PE ..CLUB ...FIRST please (sun nov 04 ) THANKYOU
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Old Apr 15, 18, 4:00 am
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Would really appreciate a quick check of BA 8 HND-LHR April 17th. Thank you.
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Old Apr 15, 18, 4:05 am
  #1566  
 
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Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post
Would really appreciate a quick check of BA 8 HND-LHR April 17th. Thank you.
Here you go

BA 8
HND 04/17/18 8:50 AM
LHR 04/17/18 1:10 PM
777
Daily
93% / 25m
F4 A3 J6 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y2 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

edit: UK POS
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Old Apr 15, 18, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post


Thanks for the quick reply. Wish it was better news though.
Originally Posted by HighlandBoy View Post
Here you go

BA 8
HND 04/17/18 8:50 AM
LHR 04/17/18 1:10 PM
777
Daily
93% / 25m
F4 A3 J6 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y2 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

edit: UK POS

Wow - that WAS quick. Thank you.
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Old Apr 15, 18, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by jfallesen View Post
BA 850LHR
17/05/18 17:20YVR
17/05/18 18:55388
Daily
72% / 33mF4 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0

BA 1020YYC
28/05/18 22:05LHR
29/05/18 13:45788
Su,M,W,Th,F,Sa
82% / 20mJ9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E7 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
Thank You
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Old Apr 16, 18, 4:52 am
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Would anyone be able to check BA177 tomorrow April 17th? LHR to JFK.

I threw my back out and the flight tomorrow in economy class is a bit terrifying at the moment. I know this isnt BAs problem, but am hoping a paid upgrade at the airport will be available to purchase to Club World. I dont fly this route very often, but I would imagine London to JFK flights are usually pretty full.

I did call BA to inquire but as this ticket was purchased via a travel agency by my company BA was not able to change the ticket.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by bronco122 View Post
Would anyone be able to check BA177 tomorrow April 17th? LHR to JFK.

I threw my back out and the flight tomorrow in economy class is a bit terrifying at the moment. I know this isnt BAs problem, but am hoping a paid upgrade at the airport will be available to purchase to Club World. I dont fly this route very often, but I would imagine London to JFK flights are usually pretty full.

I did call BA to inquire but as this ticket was purchased via a travel agency by my company BA was not able to change the ticket.
Hi
Sorry to hear about your back. There will be a few AUP's available for CW at the airport, although economy looks very quiet, so maybe ask nicely at check-in for a row of 3 towards the back to yourself and use that to stretch out without incurring additional costs.

BA 177
LHR 04/17/18 1:10 PM
JFK 04/17/18 4:00 PM
744
F6 A5 J8 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Pilot37
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Old Apr 16, 18, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Hi
Sorry to hear about your back. There will be a few AUP's available for CW at the airport, although economy looks very quiet, so maybe ask nicely at check-in for a row of 3 towards the back to yourself and use that to stretch out without incurring additional costs.

BA 177
LHR 04/17/18 1:10 PM
JFK 04/17/18 4:00 PM
744
F6 A5 J8 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Pilot37
Thank you very much! I will ask at the airport and also a good tip about asking for 3 seats since the flight isnt at capacity.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 6:18 pm
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Hi. Would appreciate if someone could please check BA115 from LHR to JFK on June 1. I'm flying business and would like to know what First availability / load is looking like.

Would like to be able to upgrade either via Avios (not currently available, but seems like plenty of business seats available) or AUP or POUG.

Thanks,
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Old Apr 16, 18, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by the_outcast View Post
Hi. Would appreciate if someone could please check BA115 from LHR to JFK on June 1. I'm flying business and would like to know what First availability / load is looking like.

Would like to be able to upgrade either via Avios (not currently available, but seems like plenty of business seats available) or AUP or POUG.

Thanks,
BA115
LHR 01/06/18 2:25 PM
JFK 01/06/18 5:20 PM
744
Daily
78% / 39m
F5 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Apr 16, 18, 9:58 pm
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Hi! Could someone check the following flight:
BA190
22 Apr 2018 18:35 AUS
23 Apr 2018 10:00 LHR

Thanks!
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Old Apr 16, 18, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by cd21419 View Post
Hi! Could someone check the following flight:
BA190
22 Apr 2018 18:35 AUS
23 Apr 2018 10:00 LHR

Thanks!

Here you go US POS

BA 1900AUS
04/22/18 6:35 PMLHR
04/23/18 10:00 AM744
Daily
77% / 25mF1 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M6 L2 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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