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Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

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Old Nov 29, 18, 3:13 pm   -   Wikipost
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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 21, 18, 12:20 am
  #1606  
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Originally Posted by tamalien View Post
Thank you, so looks like a non-full flight.. Plenty of space hopefully...
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Old Apr 21, 18, 8:42 am
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Would be very grateful if someone could check:

LGW-SKB BA2157 2 May 18
SKB-LGW BA2256 9 May 18

Many thanks in advance
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Old Apr 21, 18, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by Notsofreq View Post
Would be very grateful if someone could check:

LGW-SKB BA2157 2 May 18
SKB-LGW BA2256 9 May 18

Many thanks in advance
Here you go:

BA 2157 LGW
02/05/18 10:25SKB
02/05/18 15:40777
W,Sa
NA / NAJ9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W4 E1 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 2256 SKB
09/05/18 17:10LGW
10/05/18 7:50777
W,Sa
NA / NAJ5 C5 D3 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 21, 18, 12:32 pm
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Could someone please check:

BA7 LHR->HND 11/05/2018
BA8 HND->LHR 26/05/2018

Thanks!
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Old Apr 21, 18, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewr1985 View Post
Could someone please check:

BA7 LHR->HND 11/05/2018
BA8 HND->LHR 26/05/2018

Thanks!
UK POS

BA 7 11/05/2018
F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 8 26/05/2018
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R4 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M7 L5 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 22, 18, 5:23 am
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Could someone pull BA32 on the 24th April?

thanks very much
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Old Apr 22, 18, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by Lenis View Post
Could someone pull BA32 on the 24th April?

thanks very much
Here you go...

BA 32HKG
24/04/18 23:10LHR
25/04/18 4:50388
Daily
70% / 20mF1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W7 E0 T0 Y5 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BTW, it's helpful to put the airport pairs in future requests, as you search on airports not flight numbers on ExpertFlyer ^
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Old Apr 22, 18, 5:45 am
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Thanks for this and noted on the airport code for future !
Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Here you go...

BA 32HKG
24/04/18 23:10LHR
25/04/18 4:50388
Daily
70% / 20mF1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W7 E0 T0 Y5 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BTW, it's helpful to put the airport pairs in future requests, as you search on airports not flight numbers on ExpertFlyer ^
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Old Apr 22, 18, 6:24 am
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Could someone please check the loads for BA278 SJC-LHR April 28 and BA279 LHR-SJC May 9? Thanks so much.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by travelerp View Post
Could someone please check the loads for BA278 SJC-LHR April 28 and BA279 LHR-SJC May 9? Thanks so much.
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BA278 April 28
F1 A0 J9 C3 D3 R0 I0 W9 E7 T2 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M5 L2 V1 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G9

BA279 May 9
F4 A3 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 22, 18, 10:56 am
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With less than a week to go pls can someone check BA175 LHR-JFK for next Sunday, 29 April? Iím in CW on Amex 241 so just ensuring flight loads look in my favour! 😊
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Old Apr 22, 18, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by TPRun View Post
With less than a week to go pls can someone check BA175 LHR-JFK for next Sunday, 29 April? Iím in CW on Amex 241 so just ensuring flight loads look in my favour! 😊
UK POS

BA 1750LHR
04/29/18 9:35 AMJFK
04/29/18 12:25 PM744
Daily
75% / 36mF1 A0 J9 C3 D0 R0 I0 W7 E2 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N8 Q7 O0 G0
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Old Apr 22, 18, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by HighlandBoy View Post


UK POS

BA 1750LHR
04/29/18 9:35 AMJFK
04/29/18 12:25 PM744
Daily
75% / 36mF1 A0 J9 C3 D0 R0 I0 W7 E2 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N8 Q7 O0 G0
thank you
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Old Apr 23, 18, 4:25 am
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Hello

Could someone please be kind enough to check the load on the following flight:-

BA2039 LGW/MCO 26/04/18

Thank you

J
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Old Apr 23, 18, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Floridagirl747 View Post
Hello

Could someone please be kind enough to check the load on the following flight:-

BA2039 LGW/MCO 26/04/18

Thank you

J
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Looks pretty open...
J7 C7 D7 R6 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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