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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 9, 18, 7:36 am
  #1891  
 
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Originally Posted by HighlandBoy View Post
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
Thank you for your help!
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Old Jun 9, 18, 9:00 am
  #1892  
 
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Originally Posted by Finavia View Post
Hi all,

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

Cheers.
BA 93 0 LHR
17/06/18 1:10 PM YYZ
17/06/18 3:55 PM 777
Daily
65% / 21m F2 A1 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W5 E2 T0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

(UK POS)
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Old Jun 9, 18, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Strattonflyer View Post
BA 93 0 LHR
17/06/18 1:10 PM YYZ
17/06/18 3:55 PM 777
Daily
65% / 21m F2 A1 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W5 E2 T0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

(UK POS)
Much appreciate, thank you.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 1:26 pm
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What are the chances of UUA WT to WT+ on BA2036 MCO-LGW on Saturday 16th June?
It's for 3 of us, so I'm guessing the chances are slim.
Not sure what criteria they use to enable this, but could someone kindly check the numbers for me?

Thank you.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 2:10 pm
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Last edited by Strattonflyer; Jun 10, 18 at 2:10 pm Reason: Answered wrong query!
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Old Jun 10, 18, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by w3andw4d View Post
What are the chances of UUA WT to WT+ on BA2036 MCO-LGW on Saturday 16th June?
It's for 3 of us, so I'm guessing the chances are slim.
Not sure what criteria they use to enable this, but could someone kindly check the numbers for me?

Thank you.
BA 2036 0 MCO
16/06/18 5:30 PM LGW
17/06/18 6:50 AM 777
Daily
76% / 31m J9 C9 D7 R7 I5 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q8 O7 G4
(UK POS)

It looks like plenty free in WT at the moment...
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Old Jun 11, 18, 1:15 am
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Morning,

Could someone please check the load for the BA0496 LHR>PMI on the 14th June

Many thanks
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Old Jun 11, 18, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by sudge27 View Post
Morning,

Could someone please check the load for the BA0496 LHR>PMI on the 14th June

Many thanks
It's busy!!

Here you go:

J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
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Old Jun 11, 18, 3:58 pm
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Hello

Could somebody please check the he loading for:

BA295 - LHR to ORD - 14/06/18

We have booked a 241 and managed to grab 1A/K this morning (thanks to the advice of all you FTers) so just want to check the loading isnít crazy busy and there is a chance of downgrade!
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Old Jun 11, 18, 4:05 pm
  #1900  
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Originally Posted by MikeBouch View Post
Hello

Could somebody please check the he loading for:

BA295 - LHR to ORD - 14/06/18

We have booked a 241 and managed to grab 1A/K this morning (thanks to the advice of all you FTers) so just want to check the loading isn’t crazy busy and there is a chance of downgrade!
Please don't overthink re the downgrade just because your on a 241. Its extremely extremely rare indeed and to be frank you've probably more chance of spotting the Loch Ness monster, ok that's a slight exaggeration but you get my drift, and there has been much hyperbole from time to time on Flyertalk about it in my view.

Anyhow here are the loads and I hope you enjoy your flight.

BA 295
LHR 06/14/18 10:30 AM
ORD 06/14/18 1:10 PM
744
Daily
81% / 13m

F9 A8 J9 C4 D0 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K8 M6 L4 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:12 am
  #1901  
 
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Hello there,

Would anyone be able to help me check BA 283 LHR-LAX 13/6 and BA268 LAX-LHR 17/6 please?

Thank you!
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by muggle View Post
Hello there,

Would anyone be able to help me check BA 283 LHR-LAX 13/6 and BA268 LAX-LHR 17/6 please?

Thank you!
BA 283 - F4 A2 J6 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B7
H4 K4 M4 L4 V4 S4 N0 Q0 O0 G9

BA268 -

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y6 B2
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post

Thanks so much. So naff all chance of a POUG/AUP on the 268 home then?!
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:41 am
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BA2205

Hi can anyone tell me the J load on Thursday 14th June LGW to PUJ BA2205?

thanks
nat
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by Tilly1622 View Post
Hi can anyone tell me the J load on Thursday 14th June LGW to PUJ BA2205?

thanks
nat
Here you go...

BA 2205 LGW
14/06/18 12:00PUJ
14/06/18 16:05777
Su,T,Th
74% / 28mJ3 C3 D1 R1 I0 W7 E7 T7 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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