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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 Jun 4, 18, 2:47 pm
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Thanks. Seems fairly full then
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Old Jun 4, 18, 3:25 pm
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Hello,

Could someone please check BA217 LHR - IAD June 7th

Thank you
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Old Jun 4, 18, 4:59 pm
  #1863  
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Originally Posted by noFODplease View Post
Hello,

Could someone please check BA217 LHR - IAD June 7th

Thank you
Here you go, 747 Super-J

BA 217
LHR - 06/07/18 11:00 AM
IAD - 06/07/18 2:05 PM
744
Su,M,W,Th,F,Sa
92% / 13m
F2 A1 J9 C5 D2 R0 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K6 M4 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Jun 5, 18, 12:24 am
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Like to get load info for June 12th BA287 LAX to LHR 9;35pm & June 20th BA269 LHR to LAX 4:10pm

Thank You!
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Old Jun 5, 18, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by windrider View Post
Like to get load info for June 12th BA287 LAX to LHR 9;35pm & June 20th BA269 LHR to LAX 4:10pm

Thank You!
Canít find BA287, but thereís a BA268 going LAX-LHR on that date/time. Both flights US POS:

BA 268 LAX
12/06/18 21:35LHR
13/06/18 16:05388
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
59% / 27mF0 A0 J8 C3 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9H8 K5 M2 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 269 LHR
20/06/18 16:10LAX
20/06/18 19:20388
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
67% / 22mF5 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M8 L4 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jun 5, 18, 4:56 am
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I'd like to get the load info for the following flights:
6 Jun 2018 - BA239
11 Jun 2018 - BA212

Thanks!
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Old Jun 5, 18, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by citygourmande View Post
I'd like to get the load info for the following flights:
6 Jun 2018 - BA239
11 Jun 2018 - BA212

Thanks!
Please provide route ... otherwise we have to look up flight codes
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Old Jun 5, 18, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by citygourmande View Post
I'd like to get the load info for the following flights:
6 Jun 2018 - BA239
11 Jun 2018 - BA212

Thanks!
BA 239 0 LHR
06/06/18 7:55 PM BOS
06/06/18 10:15 PM 777
T,W,Th,Sa
79% / 20m F6 A5 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L5 V4 S1 N1 Q0 O0 G9

BA 212 0 BOS
11/06/18 7:15 PM LHR
12/06/18 6:50 AM 388
Daily
87% / 13m F5 A4 J9 C3 D4 R0 I0 W7 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K6 M5 L3 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jun 5, 18, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by deboyzoned View Post
Please provide route ... otherwise we have to look up flight codes
Noted. Many thanks
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Old Jun 6, 18, 1:02 am
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Thank you Lucanesque !
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Old Jun 6, 18, 8:16 am
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Would someone be able to check for BA279 LHR-SJC on the 20th June? Many thanks in advance!
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Old Jun 6, 18, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by Doosh View Post
Would someone be able to check for BA279 LHR-SJC on the 20th June? Many thanks in advance!
It's too early to tell you anything meaningful about upgrades or avios. It's not currently either rammed or empty but that could change - lots of last-minute tech company bookings. There is availability in I and T, which is quite unusual on a west coast flight two weeks out, but it's not indicative of vast expanses of empty seats! If you're finding economy fares a bit high, a holiday could be worthwhile as there is G class availability.

F4 A3
J9 C8 D7 R7 I6
W9 E6 T4
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G4
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Old Jun 6, 18, 11:58 am
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Can someone please see what the load is for Fri, 08JUNDELTA 588 shanghai to Seattle
Many Thanks
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Old Jun 6, 18, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by somuchtosee View Post
Can someone please see what the load is for Fri, 08JUNDELTA 588 shanghai to Seattle
Many Thanks
First time Iíve been on the Ďgivingí side of this thread - somewhat bummed Iím not providing a BA flight load! But anyway, here you go!
J0 C0 D0 I0 Z0 W0 Y9 B9 M9 H9 Q9 K9L9 U9 T9 X9 V9 E9
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Old Jun 7, 18, 5:44 am
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Could someone check BA284 and BA286 on 9 July SFO-LHR as I continue to worry about a possible aircraft change on SJC-LHR and alternative options for a 2-4-1 first redemption. Thanks in advance!
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