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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 7, 18, 10:28 am
  #1876  
 
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Could someone please check BA0085 LHR to YVR for tomorrow the 8th of June?

I'm sitting in WT and wondering what my chances are as a Goldie :-).
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Old Jun 7, 18, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by AlbaGuBrath View Post
Could someone please check BA0085 LHR to YVR for tomorrow the 8th of June?

I'm sitting in WT and wondering what my chances are as a Goldie :-).
I think your chances as a Goldie are very high you will be flying in WT

FRI 08JUN18 LONDON AREA /VANCOUVER
1 LHR YVR 1720 1855 BA 85
F6 A5 J8 C0 DC RC IC W8 EC TC Y9 B9 H7 K3 M1 LC VC SC NC QC OC G7
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Old Jun 7, 18, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by LondonTechTraveller View Post
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!
I'm confused, but here are the flights:

1 SFO LHR 09/1635#1100 BA 284
F7 A6 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E3 T2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 QC OC G0

2 SFO LHR 09/1935#1400 BA 286
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 OC G0
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Old Jun 7, 18, 12:41 pm
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Hi

Please can someone let me know the loads for BA2676 LGW-PFO on the 16th June, and the BA2677 PFO-LGW on 30th June.
Would like to use avios to upgrade if possible.

Thanks
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Old Jun 7, 18, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by RDOFlyer View Post
Hi

Please can someone let me know the loads for BA2676 LGW-PFO on the 16th June, and the BA2677 PFO-LGW on 30th June.
Would like to use avios to upgrade if possible.

Thanks
BA 2676 0 LGW
16/06/18 12:55 PM PFO
16/06/18 7:30 PM 320
Su,M,W,Sa
65% / 21m J5 C4 D0 R2 I2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M6 L1 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

BA 2677 0 PFO
30/06/18 8:20 PM LGW
30/06/18 11:15 PM 320
Sa
93% / 15m J6 C3 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K4 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
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Old Jun 8, 18, 3:23 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
I'm confused, but here are the flights:

1 SFO LHR 09/1635#1100 BA 284
F7 A6 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E3 T2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 QC OC G0

2 SFO LHR 09/1935#1400 BA 286
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 OC G0
Thanks for the info. On the confusion, I'm looking at the cancellations of the SJC-LHR 787 service at the moment and thinking what I would ask for if they cancel my service. I only chose SJC (over SFO and OAK) as it had reward availability in first so would be happy to be switched to SFO rather than downgrade to J. But if I'm getting this wrong I'll happily take advice - including to stop worrying about it!
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:00 am
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Ba169 sat 9th june lhr to pvg please... Worried as i can't seat select! :-/
Thanks!
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
ba169 sat 9th june lhr to pvg please... Worried as i can't seat select! :-/
thanks!
ba 169 lhr
06/09/18 1:40 pm
pvg
06/10/18 7:55 am
777
f1 a0 j2 c0 d0 r0 i0 w6 e4 t0 y7 b2h1 k1 m1 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:11 am
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New request, very appreciative of help! I am currently in exit seats in economy

BA2063 9th June LGW - MRU
BA2062 16th June MRU - LGW
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:12 am
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Whats the load on LHR-FCO BA 546 for 12th june?

Wondering if I can get avios seats at the last min

Thanks
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by kosy91 View Post
Whats the load on LHR-FCO BA 546 for 12th june?

Wondering if I can get avios seats at the last min

Thanks
Looking pretty full

BA 546 0 LHR
12/06/18 10:40 FCO
12/06/18 14:10 320
Daily
65% / 15m J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by rogerj View Post
New request, very appreciative of help! I am currently in exit seats in economy

BA2063 9th June LGW - MRU
BA2062 16th June MRU - LGW
BA 2063 0 LGW
09/06/18 21:05 MRU
10/06/18 12:05 777
M,Th,Sa
77% / 50m J4 C4 D2 R2 I0 W5 E5 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9


Doesn't look like BA2062 operates on the 16th the following is available
BA (MN) 6398 0 MRU
16/06/18 16:10 JNB
16/06/18 18:40 738
Sa
100% / 5m J7 C7 D7 R7 I7 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0
BA 54 0 JNB
16/06/18 21:10 LHR
17/06/18 7:20 744
Sa
92% / 35m F3 A2 J4 C1 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by HighlandBoy View Post

Doesn't look like BA2062 operates on the 16th the following is available
BA (MN) 6398 0 MRU
16/06/18 16:10 JNB
16/06/18 18:40 738
Sa
100% / 5m J7 C7 D7 R7 I7 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0
BA 54 0 JNB
16/06/18 21:10 LHR
17/06/18 7:20 744
Sa
92% / 35m F3 A2 J4 C1 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Thank you for your help. My mistake, BA2062 is on 17th June
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Old Jun 8, 18, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by rogerj View Post
Thank you for your help. My mistake, BA2062 is on 17th June
In that case here you go

BA 2062 0 MRU
17/06/18 21:10 LGW
18/06/18 6:30 777
Su,T,F
96% / 11m J3 C3 D1 R1 I0 W4 E4 T2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Jun 9, 18, 5:27 am
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Hi all,

Could someone please check the load for the BA0093 LHR>YYZ on the 17th June

Cheers.
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