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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 May 23, 18, 11:13 am
  #1816  
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Originally Posted by bil View Post
Could someone please check:

LHR-SFO BA287 on the 30th of May

Many thanks
Here you go

BA 287
LHR 05/30/18 2:15 PM
SFO 05/30/18 5:20 PM
388
T,W,Th,F,Sa
76% / 23m

F2 A1 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W8 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0
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Old May 23, 18, 10:29 pm
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Ib5625 cph-agp 24may

I know that it is not a BA flight, but nevertheless could some one please check the loads for IB5625 CPH-AGP today (24 May)? Flight is operated by Vueling as VY1877 but I'm on IB ticket.
Thank you

Added: Never mind. The flight was far from sold out. Left with 41 empty seats (on a A320) - I was told by check-in agent when I was inquiring whether the flight was full or not.

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Old May 26, 18, 12:40 am
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Lhr del check please

hi
could someone please check :
LHR to DEL 17/06/2018 BA 257

and

DEL to LHR 23/6/2018 BA 142

the BA website is showing J as full and no F available although this is normally a 4 class flight and seat map shows availability in J and F.

many thanks!
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Old May 26, 18, 12:42 am
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Can someone advise of the following please?

BA177 LHR to jFK Sun03 Jun18

BA176 JFK to LHR Thurs 07 Jun18

Thanks in adavnace
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Old May 26, 18, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by dibbs98 View Post
hi
could someone please check :
LHR to DEL 17/06/2018 BA 257

and

DEL to LHR 23/6/2018 BA 142

the BA website is showing J as full and no F available although this is normally a 4 class flight and seat map shows availability in J and F.

many thanks!
Here you go... both are four class planes:

BA 257 LHR
17/06/18 19:30DEL
18/06/18 8:20777
Su
65% / 21mF0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E8 T4 Y9 B9H8 K7 M4 L2 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 142 DEL
23/06/18 1:50LHR
23/06/18 6:35789
Daily
77% / 17mF0 A0 J5 C3 D1 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K8 M5 L3 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old May 26, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
Can someone advise of the following please?

BA177 LHR to jFK Sun03 Jun18

BA176 JFK to LHR Thurs 07 Jun18

Thanks in adavnace
Here you go...

BA 177 LHR
03/06/18 13:10JFK
03/06/18 16:00744
Daily
59% / 20mF6 A5 J8 C4 D2 R0 I0 W5 E1 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 176 JFK
07/06/18 19:30LHR
08/06/18 7:45744
Daily
77% / 28mF9 A9 J9 C9 D7 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old May 26, 18, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Here you go... both are four class planes:

BA 257 LHR
17/06/18 19:30DEL
18/06/18 8:20777
Su
65% / 21mF0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E8 T4 Y9 B9H8 K7 M4 L2 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 142 DEL
23/06/18 1:50LHR
23/06/18 6:35789
Daily
77% / 17mF0 A0 J5 C3 D1 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K8 M5 L3 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Thanks Lucanesque, looks like the front of the plane is pretty busy!
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Old May 27, 18, 10:59 am
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Would be grateful if someone would check BA0034 KUL - LHR 2 June 2018.

Thanks!
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Old May 27, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by kingofbeans View Post
Would be grateful if someone would check BA0034 KUL - LHR 2 June 2018.

Thanks!
Here you go

UK POS

BA 340KUL
02/06/18 23:10LHR
03/06/18 5:25789
Daily
74% / 16mF3 A2 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old May 27, 18, 2:19 pm
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Hello could I ask please for the loads on the BA85 Heathrow to Vancouver on the 9th of July
I've asked before as Mrs and Miss DMF are in first and would like me to join them, I'm in club
I'm now on 24 to 48 hour availability checking but as yet nothing is available

Thanks again

DMF
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Old May 27, 18, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by DeadManFlying View Post
Hello could I ask please for the loads on the BA85 Heathrow to Vancouver on the 9th of July
I've asked before as Mrs and Miss DMF are in first and would like me to join them, I'm in club
I'm now on 24 to 48 hour availability checking but as yet nothing is available

Thanks again

DMF
BA 85 0 LHR
09/07/18 5:20 PM YVR
09/07/18 6:55 PM 388
Daily
71% / 29m F1 A0 J9 C7 D5 R0 I0 W9 E7 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

(UK POS)
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Old May 28, 18, 5:30 am
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Strattonflyer

Thank you for doing that

Well its looks like its full at the front, F1, quite busy in club unless you fancy a J fare and the rest has reasonable availability in the higher bands
So its probable I will be looking at an airport upgrade if available or throwing myself on the mercy of the check in staff if no award availability comes up in the next 6 weeks. I've booked 53K upstairs but might have to change that to downstairs so I'm available to Mrs and Miss during boarding

Thanks again Strattonflyer

We are in 2 different cabins as we had to book at different times as my handicapped son's arrangements for assisted living were not in place when we booked Mrs DMF

DMF
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Old May 28, 18, 2:31 pm
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Could someone pull the loading for LHR-YYC, June 1, BA 103?

Thanks in advance!
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Old May 28, 18, 10:43 pm
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BA 103 0 LHR
01/06/18 6:20 PM YYC
01/06/18 8:15 PM 789
Daily
81% / 27m J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H3 K3 M3 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old May 29, 18, 3:52 am
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How is Friday's (1st June) BA31 LHR-HKG looking please? Trying to figure out the chances of a AUP...
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