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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 18, 18, 10:05 am
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Ba6414 cpt-jnb 19/05

tia.
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Old May 18, 18, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Ba6414 cpt-jnb 19/05

tia.
BA (MN) 6414 0 CPT
19/05/18 12:20 PM JNB
19/05/18 2:20 PM 738
Daily
77% / 15m J8 C8 D8 R7 I7 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old May 18, 18, 1:40 pm
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Hi,

Could someone please check:

BA0033 Lhr to Kul 27/6
BA0039 Lhr to Pek 28/6

Thanks
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Old May 18, 18, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by haroon145 View Post
hi,
ba0033 lhr to kul 27/6
ba0039 lhr to pek 28/6
ba 33 lhr kul 06/27/18 8:15 pm f3 a2 j9 c9 d9 r9 i8 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v8 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

ba39 lhr pek 06/28/18 4:30 pm f5 a4 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g4
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Old May 18, 18, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
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!

Pilot37
Well despite it all I managed to get a seat on the earlier flight.... I would assume possibly due to some delayed connection who would miss it. Result!
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Old May 19, 18, 5:36 am
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Very grateful if someone could check the following for me

BA01 LCY-JFK

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July.
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Old May 19, 18, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
Very grateful if someone could check the following for me

BA01 LCY-JFK

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July.
Monday's all 9s, empty flight. Tuesday's J9D4C2
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Old May 20, 18, 5:35 am
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How is Mon 21st's BA0185 LHW-EWR looking please?

Thanks
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Old May 20, 18, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
How is Mon 21st's BA0185 LHW-EWR looking please?

Thanks
BA 185 0 LHR 21/05/18 10:50 AM
EWR 21/05/18 1:40 PM
777 Daily
79% / 16m
F4 A3 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G4
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Old May 20, 18, 12:37 pm
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Could someone please pull up,
BA79 LHR-MCT, 07th Nov
BA80 MCT-LHR, 15th Nov

Thanks very much
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Old May 20, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by JBraz89 View Post
Could someone please pull up,
BA79 LHR-MCT, 07th Nov
BA80 MCT-LHR, 15th Nov

Thanks very much
UK POS

BA 790LHR
07/11/18 19:45MCT
08/11/18 7:10789
W,F
79% / 24mF1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9



BA 800MCT
15/11/18 9:20LHR
15/11/18 13:40789
Th
86% / 20mF1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old May 20, 18, 4:23 pm
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Could someone please check the following for me?

YYZ-LHR BA098 May 26th

LHR-YYZ BA093 June 3rd.

Currently in WTP T class I believe but booked through BA Holidays. Wondering about the chance of a POUG. No offers thus far from BA.

Thanks very much!
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Old May 21, 18, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by charlyholly1 View Post
Could someone please check the following for me?

YYZ-LHR BA098 May 26th

LHR-YYZ BA093 June 3rd.

Currently in WTP T class I believe but booked through BA Holidays. Wondering about the chance of a POUG. No offers thus far from BA.

Thanks very much!
(UK POS)

BA 98 0 YYZ
26/05/18 10:05 PM LHR
27/05/18 10:10 AM 789
Daily
79% / 35m F1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

BA 93 0 LHR
03/06/18 1:10 PM YYZ
03/06/18 3:55 PM 789
Su
76% / 19m F4 A3 J5 C1 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K4 M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old May 21, 18, 7:56 am
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Hi - would somebody mind checking BA11 (Lhr - Sin) this coming Friday 25th May. Many thanks!
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Old May 21, 18, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by peck View Post
hi - would somebody mind checking ba11 (lhr - sin) this coming friday 25th may. Many thanks!

fri 25may18 london area /singapore
1 lhr sin 25/1955#1605 ba 11
f9 a8 j9 c7 d2 rc ic w2 ec tc y4 b2 h0 k0 m0 lc vc sc nc qc oc g0
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