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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 17, 18, 2:12 am
  #1576  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Programs: BAEC Silver, Hilton Honors Gold, Bonvoy Lifetime Gold
Posts: 18
Hi,

Please would someone be able to check the following flights?

BA0055
LHR to JNB
07/05/2018

BA0056
JNB to LHR
21/05/2018

Many thanks!
Ash
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Old Apr 17, 18, 2:19 am
  #1577  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 248
Originally Posted by ashington80 View Post
Hi,

Please would someone be able to check the following flights?

BA0055
LHR to JNB
07/05/2018

BA0056
JNB to LHR
21/05/2018

Many thanks!
Ash
BA 550LHR
07/05/18 19:05JNB
08/05/18 7:05388
Daily
77% / 32mF9 A7 J9 C9 D3 R0 I0 W9 E9 T8 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 560JNB
21/05/18 19:20LHR
22/05/18 5:30388
Daily
100% / 4mF3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G6
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Old Apr 17, 18, 2:29 am
  #1578  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Programs: BAEC Silver, Hilton Honors Gold, Bonvoy Lifetime Gold
Posts: 18
Thank you very much
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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:28 am
  #1579  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: UK
Programs: BA Gold, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, IHG Platinum Elite, Accor Silver
Posts: 172
Can someone advise load for BA178 from JFK to LHR this Thurs 19 Apr?

Thank You !
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Old Apr 17, 18, 12:17 pm
  #1580  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Aberdeen
Programs: BA Gold, AF Silver
Posts: 68
Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
Can someone advise load for BA178 from JFK to LHR this Thurs 19 Apr?

Thank You !
Here you go
US POS

BA 1780JFK
04/19/18 7:55 AMLHR
04/19/18 7:45 PM744
M,T,W,Th,F,Sa
78% / 31mF2 A1 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W8 E6 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K6 M3 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Apr 17, 18, 12:17 pm
  #1581  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: BA Silver (for now)
Posts: 488
Hi, could someone check BA7 on 1st May again for me please.

London to Tokyo.

thanks in advance!!
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Old Apr 17, 18, 12:20 pm
  #1582  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Aberdeen
Programs: BA Gold, AF Silver
Posts: 68
Originally Posted by Willphipps View Post
Hi, could someone check BA7 on 1st May again for me please.

London to Tokyo.

thanks in advance!!
UK POS

BA 70LHR
05/01/18 11:40 AMHND
05/02/18 7:10 AM777
Daily
80% / 16mF7 A6 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O8 G0
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Old Apr 17, 18, 12:27 pm
  #1583  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: BA Silver (for now)
Posts: 488
Originally Posted by HighlandBoy View Post
UK POS

BA 70LHR
05/01/18 11:40 AMHND
05/02/18 7:10 AM777
Daily
80% / 16mF7 A6 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O8 G0
Thanks!!
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:48 pm
  #1584  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Yvr
Programs: UA Prem, BA gold, Starwood gold,
Posts: 156
BA 84

Hi there. Family of 3 traveling in world traveller plus on April 27 on BA84 from yvr to lhr. Can someone help with loads to see if there was any chance we could using avios to upgrade to club. Nothing showing up lately for upgrades unfort.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:02 pm
  #1585  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 248
Originally Posted by deeman View Post
Hi there. Family of 3 traveling in world traveller plus on April 27 on BA84 from yvr to lhr. Can someone help with loads to see if there was any chance we could using avios to upgrade to club. Nothing showing up lately for upgrades unfort.

Thanks in advance!
On Canadian POS:

BA 840YVR
27/04/18 20:55LHR
28/04/18 14:15744
Daily
75% / 41mF6 A5 J9 C8 D8 R7 I0 W6 E4 T0 Y6 B4
H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Currently no U availability but keep checking as additional seats could still be released.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:21 am
  #1586  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Programs: BAEC Silver, Avis Preferred, Hilton Gold
Posts: 508
Please can somebody check UK POS for BA079 21/4/2018 and BA080 3/5/2018 please?
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:35 am
  #1587  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: London
Programs: BA GfL (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 1,309
Originally Posted by mickeyjaw View Post
Please can somebody check UK POS for BA079 21/4/2018 and BA080 3/5/2018 please?
BA 79
LHR 04/21/18 7:55 PM
MCT 04/22/18 6:25 AM
789
J9 C2 D1 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

BA 80
MCT 05/03/18 8:05 AM
LHR 05/03/18 1:15 PM
789
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Please also provide the routing on future requests as it's easier to search that way.

Pilot37
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:44 am
  #1588  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Programs: BAEC Silver, Avis Preferred, Hilton Gold
Posts: 508
Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
BA 79
LHR 04/21/18 7:55 PM
MCT 04/22/18 6:25 AM
789
J9 C2 D1 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

BA 80
MCT 05/03/18 8:05 AM
LHR 05/03/18 1:15 PM
789
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Please also provide the routing on future requests as it's easier to search that way.

Pilot37
Thanks Pilot37, will provide routing in future. Looks like club is pretty full and everything else pretty empty on the way out, there goes my last hope of being offered a WTP-CW POUG / AUP then!
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Old Apr 20, 18, 1:20 am
  #1589  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: LON
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 37
Hello, would someone be willing to check loads on
BA 238 BOS-LHR on Friday 27 April?
Much appreciated!
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Old Apr 20, 18, 3:27 am
  #1590  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cape Town
Programs: BA Exec Gold , Emirates Skywards Plat , SAA Voyager Silver.
Posts: 1,573
CPT-JNB BA6414 21/04
JNB-CPT BA6429 21/04

Thanks in advanced.
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