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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 May 3, 18, 1:49 am
  #1696  
 
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Originally Posted by NoTiersForMe View Post
Many thanks in advance for checking this flight!

1/6/18 BA067 LHR-PHL
Here you go
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0 Connections BA 67 0 LHR
06/01/18 12:40 PM PHL
06/01/18 3:30 PM 744
Daily
80% / 20m F8 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E4 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0
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Old May 3, 18, 2:13 am
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Please could someone check
SKB - LGW 9 May BA2256

Thanks in advance
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Old May 3, 18, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by Notsofreq View Post
Please could someone check
SKB - LGW 9 May BA2256

Thanks in advance
US POS

Looks pretty busy
0 Connections BA 2256 1 SKB
05/09/18 5:10 PM LGW
05/10/18 7:50 AM 777
W,Sa
NA / NA J2 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old May 3, 18, 3:47 am
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If some kind soul could check BA283 again for me on 12 May please... Still sorely tempted to cough up for an upgrade
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Old May 3, 18, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by peck View Post
if some kind soul could check ba283 again for me on 12 may please... Still sorely tempted to cough up for an upgrade
​​​​​​f3 a2 j9 c2 d1 r0 i0 w4 e0 t0 y9 b9 h7 k4 m1 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old May 3, 18, 4:14 am
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Thank you fin_dg
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Old May 3, 18, 6:42 am
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Hello,

could someone help check the following flight?

BA0010 Bangkok to Heathrow on 6th May 2018

Thanks you very much!
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Old May 3, 18, 7:27 am
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Could some of the very helpful people on FT check again for me the up-to-date loads on these flights between Faro and London?

Tomorrow 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 May 3, 18, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by chimambu View Post
Could some of the very helpful people on FT check again for me the up-to-date loads on these flights between Faro and London?

Tomorrow 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.
0 Connections BA (ZT) 2682 0 LGW
05/04/18 8:20 AM FAO
05/04/18 11:10 AM 320
Su,F
100% / 2m J1 C1 D0 R0 I0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0



0 Connections BA 2694 0 LGW
05/04/18 8:50 AM FAO
05/04/18 11:45 AM 320
Daily
88% / 12m J2 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0



0 Connections BA 2696 0 LGW
05/04/18 3:40 PM FAO
05/04/18 6:30 PM 320
Daily
71% / 82m J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y4 B4 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0


0 Connections BA 2683 0 FAO
05/08/18 10:00 AM LGW
05/08/18 12:55 PM 320
T
67% / 22m J6 C6 D3 R1 I1 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M4 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0



0 Connections BA 2695 0 FAO
05/08/18 12:35 PM LGW
05/08/18 3:30 PM 320
M,T,W,Th,F
97% / 7m J2 C2 D2 R0 I0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0



0 Connections BA 2697 0 FAO
05/08/18 5:05 PM LGW
05/08/18 7:50 PM 320
Daily
86% / 146m J2 C1 D0 R1 I0 Y3 B3 H2 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0




It looks like BA 508 and 507 don't operate on those days
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Old May 3, 18, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by analyze7 View Post
Hello,

could someone help check the following flight?

BA0010 Bangkok to Heathrow on 6th May 2018

Thanks you very much!
Bump...would someone be able to help on this? Many thanks.
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Old May 3, 18, 12:10 pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by analyze7 Hello,

could someone help check the following flight?

BA0010 Bangkok to Heathrow on 6th May 2018

Thanks you very much!





Bump...would someone be able to help on this? Many thanks.


0 Connections BA 10 0 BKK
06/05/18 11:30 LHR
06/05/18 18:20 777
Daily
64% / 37m J8 C0 D0 R0 I0 W7 E5 T1 Y7 B1 H1 K1 M1 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0


UK POS
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Old May 3, 18, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by analyze7 View Post
Bump...would someone be able to help on this? Many thanks.

Here you are:

J8 C0 D0 R0 I0 W7 E5 T1 Y7 B1 H1 K1 M1 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Looks quite busy to me. The similar numbers of fare codes in the different cabins suggests there may, perhaps, be some Op-Ups. Of course just a guess and don't have access to loads.
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Old May 4, 18, 1:25 am
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Can someone please check LON-MAD 9th May returning 11th May please?
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Old May 4, 18, 1:28 am
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Can someone please check LHR-OTP 9th May returning 11th May please?
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Old May 4, 18, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
Can someone please check LON-MAD 9th May returning 11th May please?

Departing Flights

Search Departing LON on 09/05/18 6:00 for MAD
Returning on 11/05/18 6:00
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
Departing 09/05/18 - Wednesday
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Frequency
Reliability Available Classes
(Click on the class code for details)
0 Connections BA 456 0 LHR
09/05/18 6:20 MAD
09/05/18 9:40 767
Daily
87% / 13m J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H6 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S9 G9
0 Connections BA 458 0 LHR
09/05/18 7:20 MAD
09/05/18 10:50 320
Daily
87% / 8m J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
0 Connections BA (IB) 512 0 LHR
09/05/18 9:15 MAD
09/05/18 12:40 321
Daily
75% / 15m J9 C4 D1 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H7 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G2
0 Connections BA (IB) 514 0 LHR
09/05/18 10:40 MAD
09/05/18 14:10 319
Daily
77% / 20m J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y2 B1 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
0 Connections BA (**) 7285 0 LGW
09/05/18 10:50 MAD
09/05/18 14:15 320
Daily
82% / 16m J3 C3 D3 R3 I3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 N9 Q9 O0 S9
0 Connections BA (IB) 510 0 LHR
09/05/18 11:35 MAD
09/05/18 15:00 321
Daily
68% / 22m J9 C6 D2 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H8 K5 M1 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
0 Connections BA 460 0 LHR
09/05/18 13:20 MAD
09/05/18 16:45 777
Daily
63% / 35m J9 C2 D1 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H7 K4 M2 L2 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G9
0 Connections BA 462 0 LHR
09/05/18 15:10 MAD
09/05/18 18:40 321
Daily
63% / 22m J9 C2 D0 R7 I0 Y9 B9 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G4
0 Connections BA (IB) 518 0 LHR
09/05/18 15:50 MAD
09/05/18 19:15 321
Daily
65% / 13m J9 C5 D1 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H5 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S5 G9
0 Connections BA 464 0 LHR
09/05/18 16:45 MAD
09/05/18 20:10 320
Daily
69% / 21m J9 C6 D3 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K4 M1 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S1 G9
0 Connections BA (IB) 520 0 LHR
09/05/18 17:10 MAD
09/05/18 20:35 32A
Daily
67% / 18m J9 C5 D1 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H6 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S9 G9
0 Connections BA (IB) 516 0 LHR
09/05/18 18:40 MAD
09/05/18 22:05 319
Daily
65% / 23m J5 C0 D0 R4 I0 Y9 B9 H5 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G3

Returning Flights

Search Departing LON on 09/05/18 6:00 for MAD
Returning on 11/05/18 6:00
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
Returning 11/05/18 - Friday
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Frequency
Reliability Available Classes
(Click on the class code for details)
0 Connections BA (IB) 7052 0 MAD
11/05/18 7:00 LHR
11/05/18 8:25 32A
Daily
82% / 14m J1 C1 D0 R0 I0 Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 V7 N0 Q0 O0 S0
0 Connections BA (IB) 7054 0 MAD
11/05/18 8:25 LHR
11/05/18 9:50 321
Daily
73% / 15m J9 C9 D9 R4 I1 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V4 N0 Q0 O0 S5
0 Connections BA (**) 7284 0 MAD
11/05/18 8:50 LGW
11/05/18 10:10 320
Daily
91% / 16m J5 C3 D3 R1 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 N0 Q0 O0 S9
0 Connections BA (IB) 7068 0 MAD
11/05/18 9:05 LHR
11/05/18 10:30 321
Daily
82% / 16m J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 N0 Q0 O0 S5
0 Connections BA 457 0 MAD
11/05/18 10:55 LHR
11/05/18 12:15 767
Th,F,Sa
77% / 16m J9 C6 D3 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K7 M1 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S9 G9
0 Connections BA 459 0 MAD
11/05/18 12:10 LHR
11/05/18 13:35 321
Daily
69% / 16m J9 C8 D2 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H6 K2 M1 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S3 G9
0 Connections BA (IB) 7066 0 MAD
11/05/18 13:35 LHR
11/05/18 15:00 32A
Daily
88% / 10m J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S6
0 Connections BA (IB) 7060 0 MAD
11/05/18 15:00 LHR
11/05/18 16:25 32A
Daily
78% / 11m J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S5
0 Connections BA (IB) 7058 0 MAD
11/05/18 15:55 LHR
11/05/18 17:20 346
Daily
68% / 18m J9 C9 D9 R2 I2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S5
0 Connections BA (IB) 7056 0 MAD
11/05/18 16:30 LHR
11/05/18 17:55 319
Daily
82% / 20m J8 C8 D6 R3 I2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0
0 Connections BA (IB) 7050 0 MAD
11/05/18 17:00 LHR
11/05/18 18:25 319
Daily
81% / 16m J9 C9 D6 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S5
0 Connections BA 461 0 MAD
11/05/18 18:15 LHR
11/05/18 19:40 777
Daily
68% / 64m J9 C6 D0 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K2 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0
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