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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 26, 18, 2:25 pm
  #1666  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC, HH Diamond
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Hi, could someone kindly check:

ba0283 - 28/04
BA0282 - 12/05

thanks
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Old Apr 26, 18, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by superspanielpower View Post
Hi, could someone kindly check:

ba0283 - 28/04
BA0282 - 12/05

thanks
BA 2830LHR
28/04/18 9:50 AMLAX
28/04/18 1:05 PM388
Daily
81% / 48mF0 A1 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 2820LAX
12/05/18 3:30 PMLHR
13/05/18 10:10 AM388
Daily
70% / 47mF0 A1 J8 C4 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 26, 18, 4:05 pm
  #1668  
 
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Hi, could someone please check BA 250 SCL - LHR for tomorrow, 27/04?
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Old Apr 26, 18, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by go787 View Post
hi, could someone please check ba 250 scl - lhr for tomorrow, 27/04?
f0 a0 j0 c0 d0 r0 i0 w0 e0 t0 y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0 (us pos)
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Old Apr 27, 18, 12:15 am
  #1670  
 
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BA 0217

Could some check BA 0217 LHR - IAD today 27th
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Old Apr 27, 18, 12:29 am
  #1671  
 
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Originally Posted by andyh1877 View Post
Could some check BA 0217 LHR - IAD today 27th
Here you go...

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 27/04/18 0:00 for IAD
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 217 0 LHR IAD 744 Su,M,W,Th,F,Sa F3 A0 J5 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
27/04/18 11:00 27/04/18 14:05 87% / 23m
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Old Apr 27, 18, 5:10 am
  #1672  
 
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Can someone check BA1420 - today LHR to BHD.

Perhaps stupid question, but do we usually see overbooked domestic flights / comp?
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Old Apr 27, 18, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by kingofbeans View Post
Can someone check BA1420 - today LHR to BHD.

Perhaps stupid question, but do we usually see overbooked domestic flights / comp?
I'll let someone else give you an opinion on overbooking on this route (I don't know), but in the meantime...

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 27/04/18 0:00 for BHD
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes

0 Connections
BA 1420 0 LHR BHD 319 M,T,F J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
27/04/18 18:00 27/04/18 19:20 73% / 24m
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Old Apr 27, 18, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by fin_dg View Post
f0 a0 j0 c0 d0 r0 i0 w0 e0 t0 y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0 (us pos)

Thanks for your reply, I guess the flight is completely oversold...
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Old Apr 27, 18, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by go787 View Post

Thanks for your reply, I guess the flight is completely oversold...
the flight is completely sold out. i am not sure 'completely oversold' works - and yes, it may well be over.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 9:33 am
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Could someone please help with the load for BA275 LHR - LAS on 22nd June (16:40)

Thanks!
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Old Apr 29, 18, 8:43 pm
  #1677  
 
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Might someone be able to check BA2270 yyz-lgw on 4/5/18 for me? Thanks!
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Old Apr 29, 18, 10:01 pm
  #1678  
 
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Originally Posted by paul coles View Post
could someone please help with the load for ba275 lhr - las on 22nd june (16:40)

thanks!
275
lhr las
06/22/18 4:40 pm
f7 a6 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t8 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Apr 29, 18, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by williamn78 View Post
might someone be able to check ba2270 yyz-lgw on 4/5/18 for me? Thanks!
ba 2270 yyz lgw 05/04/18 7:45 pm j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Apr 30, 18, 5:51 am
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How is BA115 LHR-JFK on Thur 3rd May 2018 looking?

Thanks
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