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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 30, 18, 5:53 am
  #1681  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lewes, UK
Programs: BA Silver
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
how is ba115 lhr-jfk on thur 3rd may 2018 looking?

Thanks
uk pos

ba 115
lhr 03/05/18 14:30
jfk 03/05/18 17:25
744
f5 a4 j9 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l6 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Apr 30, 18, 9:50 am
  #1682  
 
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Please could someone check BA229 LHR-BWI on 23 May 18. Thanks.
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Old Apr 30, 18, 9:53 am
  #1683  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
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Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 05/23/18 12:00 AM for BWI
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 229        0      LHR                BWI                788       Su,M,W,Th,Sa    J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W8 E1 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L7 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     05/23/18 3:55 PM   05/23/18 7:00 PM             61% / 23m
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Old Apr 30, 18, 9:54 am
  #1684  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
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Originally Posted by NCLBen View Post
Please could someone check BA229 LHR-BWI on 23 May 18. Thanks.
BA 229
0
LHR 23/05/18 15:55
BWI 23/05/18 19:00
788
Su,M,W,Th,Sa
61% / 23m
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W7 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q5 O3 G0

(UK POS)
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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:06 am
  #1685  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Could somebody please check the BA57, LHR:JNB on 4th May. Just wondering about the chances of my two friends getting some sort of upgrade from WTP.

TIA.
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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:09 am
  #1686  
 
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Originally Posted by johnaalex View Post
Could somebody please check the BA57, LHR:JNB on 4th May. Just wondering about the chances of my two friends getting some sort of upgrade from WTP.

TIA.
BA 57
0
LHR 04/05/18 21:25
JNB 05/05/18 9:15
744
F
59% / 40m
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R8 I0 W6 E3 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0

(UK POS)
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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:48 am
  #1687  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Load checking please?

I would be grateful if anybody (including CWS) help me to check the loads on these flights

Friday 4 May LON to FAO BA 2682, BA 2694, BA 0508, BA 2696

and Monday 8 May, FAO to LON BA 2683, BA 2695, BA 0507, BA 2697, BA 2699

Thanks for the help.
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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:57 am
  #1688  
 
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There is a tread for this: Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

I can only find some of those flights on expert flyer though. See results below:


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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:58 am
  #1689  
 
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Originally Posted by ringingup View Post
There is a tread for this: Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

I can only find some of those flights on expert flyer though. See results below:


Thank you very much
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Old Apr 30, 18, 11:59 am
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I think that some of the flights you've listed are not operated on those dates.
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Old Apr 30, 18, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by jfallesen View Post
BA 57
0
LHR 04/05/18 21:25
JNB 05/05/18 9:15
744
F
59% / 40m
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R8 I0 W6 E3 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0

(UK POS)
Thank you.
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Old May 2, 18, 11:41 pm
  #1692  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: London, UK
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Posts: 1,097
Hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA12 SIN-LHR 4th May
BA11 LHR-SIN 6th May

Many thanks
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Old May 3, 18, 12:04 am
  #1693  
 
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Originally Posted by 81romeo View Post
hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

Ba12 sin-lhr 4th may
ba11 lhr-sin 6th may

many thanks
sin 05/04/18 11:15 pm lhrf4 a3 j9 c9 d9 r0 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

lhr 05/06/18 7:55 pm sinf5 a4 j9 c9 d9 r4 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old May 3, 18, 12:24 am
  #1694  
 
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Many thanks in advance for checking this flight!

1/6/18 BA067 LHR-PHL
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Old May 3, 18, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by tinkicker View Post
sin 05/04/18 11:15 pm lhrf4 a3 j9 c9 d9 r0 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

lhr 05/06/18 7:55 pm sinf5 a4 j9 c9 d9 r4 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
Thanks a lot!
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