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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 31, 18, 4:18 pm
  #1846  
 
Join Date: May 2007
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A few legs, please:

AA 52: PHL-PRG
June 5
June 19

AA 53: PRG-PHL
June 7
June 22

Many thanks!
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Old Jun 1, 18, 12:40 am
  #1847  
 
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Could someone check BA31, today, 1st June, LHR-HKG.
​​​​​​
Seems the flight load has changed a fair bit, but can't check upper deck in seat plan or Expert app.

Thanks!
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Old Jun 1, 18, 7:00 am
  #1848  
 
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Dear team,

Could someone check BA544 for today (01-06-2018) LHR-BLQ?

Thanks
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Old Jun 2, 18, 2:41 am
  #1849  
 
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Please could someone check BA0243 LHR-MEX for 2nd June 18. Thanks
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Old Jun 2, 18, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by Spruce-Moose View Post
Please could someone check BA0243 LHR-MEX for 2nd June 18. Thanks
BA 243 0 LHR
02/06/18 3:20 PM MEX
02/06/18 8:45 PM 789
Su,M,T,W,F,Sa
36% / 35m F2 A1 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9

(UK POS)
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Old Jun 2, 18, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by Schwann View Post
24th June BA84 YVR-LHR please. Thanks!
BA 84 0 YVR
24/06/18 8:55 PM LHR
25/06/18 2:15 PM 388
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
73% / 32m F7 A6 J9 C6 D3 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G4

(UK POS)
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Old Jun 2, 18, 3:40 pm
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Hi,

Could someone check BA2166 TPA-LGW please for tomorrow, 3rd June please. Previously POUG’d into WTP but not enough seats avail to reserve for 4 PAX and now it won’t let me check us in via OLCI so wondering if whole flight is chocker or just Y & W. Flyers with two children and it didn’t allocate us seating T-72 so wondering what we might find when we reach TPA.

Thanks
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Old Jun 2, 18, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by stu002 View Post
Hi,

Could someone check BA2166 TPA-LGW please for tomorrow, 3rd June please. Previously POUG’d into WTP but not enough seats avail to reserve for 4 PAX and now it won’t let me check us in via OLCI so wondering if whole flight is chocker or just Y & W. Flyers with two children and it didn’t allocate us seating T-72 so wondering what we might find when we reach TPA.

Thanks
Looks very busy. All seats allocated in W.

​TPA 5:00p → LGW 6:30a
J2 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B8 H7 K6 M5 L3 V3 S3 N2 Q1 O1 G0​​​​​​
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Old Jun 2, 18, 3:49 pm
  #1854  
 
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Thank you. Is there anything left unallocated in J? With what looks like at least 9 left in Y I am wondering where we might end up. I can hear my wife getting shouty if there was a move in that direction...
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Old Jun 4, 18, 2:23 am
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I've got BA32 coming up on Wednesday 6th June, HKG-LHR, 23:10.

Wondering what the load is looking like and whether there's likely to be promo fares offered and the like...

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jun 4, 18, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
I've got BA32 coming up on Wednesday 6th June, HKG-LHR, 23:10.

Wondering what the load is looking like and whether there's likely to be promo fares offered and the like...

Thanks in advance!
BA 32 0 HKG
06/06/18 11:10 PM LHR
07/06/18 4:50 AM 388
Daily
69% / 24m F5 A4 J9 C1 D1 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H6 K6 M6 L4 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G1

(UK POS)
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Old Jun 4, 18, 4:26 am
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Could someone check BA285 LHR-SFO on 17th June please? Thank you.
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Old Jun 4, 18, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by Schwann View Post
Could someone check BA285 LHR-SFO on 17th June please? Thank you.
Here you go @Schwann

BA () 285 0 LHR
17/06/18 11:20 AM SFO
17/06/18 2:25 PM 744
Daily
84% / 38m F1 A0 J9 C8 D6 R5 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y5 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jun 4, 18, 9:48 am
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Could someone check BA284 SFO - LHR on 7th June please? Thank you.
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Old Jun 4, 18, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by samwilliams88 View Post
Could someone check BA284 SFO - LHR on 7th June please? Thank you.
here you go... US POS:

BA 284 SFO
07/06/18 16:30LHR
08/06/18 10:55744
Th,F,Sa
81% / 23mF0 A0 J4 C0 D0 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K8 M6 L2 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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