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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 23, 18, 4:37 am
  #1621  
 
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Welcome to FT!

Looks pretty open...
J7 C7 D7 R6 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
That is great news....fingers crossed!

Thank you you for your speedy reply..much appreciated.

J
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Old Apr 23, 18, 6:20 am
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Afternoon all!

Can someone check the load for the following flight below:

BA0031 London to Hong Kong Friday 04 May 2018 at 18:40.
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Old Apr 23, 18, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by OneworldHarj View Post
Afternoon all!

Can someone check the load for the following flight below:

BA0031 London to Hong Kong Friday 04 May 2018 at 18:40.
BA 31
LHR 05/04/18 6:40 PM
HKG 05/05/18 1:40 PM
388
F2 A1 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

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Old Apr 23, 18, 7:23 am
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Hello, can someone please check on BA2762 on 7th May and BA2763 on 9th May - that's LGW-AMS and AMS-LGW.

Cheers!
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Old Apr 23, 18, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by etiene View Post
Hello, can someone please check on BA2762 on 7th May and BA2763 on 9th May - that's LGW-AMS and AMS-LGW.

Cheers!
Here you go...

BA 2762 LGW
07/05/18 16:25AMS
07/05/18 18:40319
M,T,W,Th,F
87% / 20mJ9 C7 D3 R9 I9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
N9 O4 Q4 S7 G4

BA 2763 AMS
09/05/18 19:05LGW
09/05/18 19:25320
M,T,W,Th,F
74% / 29mJ9 C7 D3 R9 I7 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
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Old Apr 23, 18, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Here you go...
Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 18, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by tamalien View Post
USA POS

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
Much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 18, 7:08 pm
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Looking for info on BA292, IAD->LHR 13 May 2018. Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 18, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by gormless View Post
Looking for info on BA292, IAD->LHR 13 May 2018. Thanks!
Here you go.

BA 292
IAD - 05/13/18 10:20 PM
LHR - 05/14/18 10:35 AM
744
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
67% / 30m

F1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W1 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Apr 23, 18, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Here you go.
Thanks!
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Old Apr 24, 18, 3:27 am
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Hello

Could anyone please let me know the seat availability in CW for LIM to LGW 20th July? We are traveling with an infant and want to see if we change to these dates if we could get centre rear facing two seats with the bassinet position in a bulkhead.

Many thanks in advance
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Old Apr 24, 18, 5:26 am
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Any help would also be appreciated - BA0093 - LHR > YYZ - 3rd May

Great thread - thanks all for helping us!
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Old Apr 24, 18, 5:31 am
  #1633  
 
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Originally Posted by Dougy_D View Post
Any help would also be appreciated - BA0093 - LHR > YYZ - 3rd May

Great thread - thanks all for helping us!
BA 93
LHR 05/03/18 1:10 PM
YYZ 05/03/18 3:55 PM
777
F3 A2 J9 C4 D4 R3 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H6 K6 M3 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

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Old Apr 24, 18, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
BA 93
LHR 05/03/18 1:10 PM
YYZ 05/03/18 3:55 PM
777
F3 A2 J9 C4 D4 R3 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H6 K6 M3 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Pilot37
Great, thanks for the quick turnaround.
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Old Apr 24, 18, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by JamesWithQuestions View Post
Hello

Could anyone please let me know the seat availability in CW for LIM to LGW 20th July? We are traveling with an infant and want to see if we change to these dates if we could get centre rear facing two seats with the bassinet position in a bulkhead.

Many thanks in advance
BA 2238
LIM 07/20/18 8:00 PM
LGW 07/21/18 2:20 PM
777
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T6 Y2 B1 H2 K0
M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Busy down the back, but CW is quiet and all bassinets are still available.

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