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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 15, 18, 4:08 am
  #1756  
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Would someone be kind enough to check availability for HAM-LHR on 18th May?

BA965
BA969
BA975

Thanks.
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Old May 15, 18, 4:13 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
BA 75
LHR 05/14/18 11:25 AM
LOS 05/14/18 6:00 PM
744
F7 A6 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T7 Y9 B4
H4 K4 M3 L2 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Doesn't look too bad. UK POS

Pilot37
i got an op-up to WT+ on this flight yesterday (and both directions back in October). Y was jammed but lots of space in CW. I think thats fairly typical for this route so if you have a flex Y ticket and some status reasonable chance of uplift to WT+. Likewise if in WT+ with status reasonable chance of uplift to J.
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Old May 15, 18, 4:15 am
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Similarly, if somebody could kindly let me know availability of BA74 LOS-LHR on 18th May, would be much obliged.

loads of seats showing in Y currently but expect economy to be busy....
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Old May 15, 18, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by NWIFlyer View Post
Would someone be kind enough to check availability for HAM-LHR on 18th May?

BA965
BA969
BA975

Thanks.
BA 9650
HAM 18/05/18 10:35
LHR 18/05/18 11:25
320
Daily
80% / 18m
J9 C4 D1 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

BA 9690
HAM 18/05/18 14:10
LHR 18/05/18 14:55
320
Daily
72% / 31m
J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y3 B1 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

BA 9750
HAM 18/05/18 17:05
LHR 18/05/18 17:45
319
Daily
80% / 36m
J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

(UK POS)
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Old May 15, 18, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
Similarly, if somebody could kindly let me know availability of BA74 LOS-LHR on 18th May, would be much obliged.

loads of seats showing in Y currently but expect economy to be busy....
BA 740
LOS 18/05/18 22:55
LHR 19/05/18 5:25
744
Daily
92% / 16m
F9 A8 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G1

(UK POS)
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Old May 15, 18, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
Similarly, if somebody could kindly let me know availability of BA74 LOS-LHR on 18th May, would be much obliged.

loads of seats showing in Y currently but expect economy to be busy....
F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I8 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L6 V5 S4 N3 Q2 O1 G3

Linus
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Old May 15, 18, 4:19 am
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Originally Posted by jfallesen View Post
BA 740
LOS 18/05/18 22:55
LHR 19/05/18 5:25
744
Daily
92% / 16m
F9 A8 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G1

(UK POS)
Thanks, unusual to see that much space on a Friday, and when I booked they only had Y available at a significant premium to the outbound. Interesting.
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Old May 15, 18, 4:01 pm
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One more query for me.

19th May BA1306 (LHR-ABZ)

currently on BA1308 on a full Y fare but hoping to lessen the long layover and skip home on the earlier flight.
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Old May 15, 18, 5:14 pm
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Could some one check the loading on this flight in economy please

BA 009 LHR BKK 24th May
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Old May 15, 18, 11:31 pm
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BA Seat availability

Hello, appreciate if someone can check seat avail on following
BA0085 LHR-YVR 1st Jun
BA0084 YVR-LHR 23rd May

Thankyou
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Old May 16, 18, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by airshow1 View Post
BA0085 LHR-YVR 1st Jun
BA0084 YVR-LHR 23rd May
Assuming those are the actual dates you want, this is the current UK POS availability:

BA 85
0
LHR 01/06/18 17:20
YVR 01/06/18 18:55
388
Daily
66% / 32m
F3 A2 J9 C4 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 84
0
YVR 23/05/18 20:55
LHR 24/05/18 14:15
388
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
73% / 33m
F4 A3 J7 C2 D0 R0 I0 W3 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V5 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old May 16, 18, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by thinkingallowed View Post
Could some one check the loading on this flight in economy please

BA 009 LHR BKK 24th May
BA 9
LHR 05/24/18 4:00 PM
BKK 05/25/18 9:40 AM
777
J9 C9 D9 R9 I1 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G4

Looks quiet (UK POS)

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Old May 16, 18, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
One more query for me.

19th May BA1306 (LHR-ABZ)

currently on BA1308 on a full Y fare but hoping to lessen the long layover and skip home on the earlier flight.
BA 1306
LHR 05/19/18 8:40 AM
ABZ 05/19/18 10:15 AM
319
J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

Good luck getting on the earlier flight!

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Old May 16, 18, 8:26 am
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Could someone please check availability on the following flight:

2nd June, BA2157 LGW to SKB

Many thanks
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Old May 16, 18, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by PointsPointsPoints View Post
Could someone please check availability on the following flight:

2nd June, BA2157 LGW to SKB

Many thanks
BA 2157
LGW 06/02/18 10:25 AM
SKB 06/02/18 3:40 PM
777
J9 C9 D9 R6 I0 W7 E5 T1 Y3 B1 H0 K0
M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Very busy down the back, would guess on some Op-Up's for WT and WTP pax.

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