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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*:
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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 18, 18, 1:52 am
  #1936  
 
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Originally Posted by omarlc View Post
Could anyone help with BA112 on 20 June? In particular the UD. Thanks
BA 112
JFK 06/20/18 6:30 PM
LHR06/21/18 6:30 AM
F0 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y2 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0



UD looks busy
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Old Jun 18, 18, 2:01 am
  #1937  
 
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Originally Posted by frdv View Post
Would one of you be kind enough to give me the current loads of BA32 & BA28 (HKG > LHR) this Thursday June 21? Much appreciated
Here you go

BA 32
HKG
06/21/18 11:10 PM
LHR
06/22/18 4:50 AM
F4 A0 J7 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M8 L8 V5 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

BA 28
HKG
06/21/18 11:45 PM
LHR
06/22/18 5:30 AM
F4 A2 J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M8 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Jun 18, 18, 3:20 am
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Hi,

Can anyone help out with a quick load check for me, TXL-LHR BA981 19/06.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 3:21 am
  #1939  
 
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Hi,

Can anyone help out with a quick load check for me, TXL-LHR BA981 19/06.
J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0
N0 O0 Q9 S9 G9
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Old Jun 18, 18, 3:30 am
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Originally Posted by ehud View Post
Cheers
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Old Jun 18, 18, 8:36 am
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Hi,

Please could someone do the honours for the LHR-SFO/SJC BA flights 285, 287 and 279 on this Saturday 23rd June?

I have a redemption seat in business on LGW-OAK and given I live 10 mins from T5 and SWR are on strike, I am crossing everything that a seat might open up on one of the ex-LHR routes.... although given the dearth of *anything* on those routes lately, I'm not holding my breath!
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Old Jun 18, 18, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by xmassheep View Post
hi,

please could someone do the honours for the lhr-sfo/sjc ba flights 285, 287 and 279 on this saturday 23rd june?

I have a redemption seat in business on lgw-oak and given i live 10 mins from t5 and swr are on strike, i am crossing everything that a seat might open up on one of the ex-lhr routes.... Although given the dearth of *anything* on those routes lately, i'm not holding my breath!
sat 23jun18 london area /san jose
1 lhr sjc 1440 1740 ba 279
f1 a0 j5 c1 d1 rc ic w9 e7 t3 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 nc qc oc g1

sat 23jun18 london area /san francisc
1 lhr sfo 1120 1425 ba 285
f2 a1 j6 c2 dc rc ic w1 ec tc y5 b3 h0 k0 m0 lc vc sc nc qc oc g0

sat 23jun18 london area /san francisc
2 lhr sfo 1415 1720 ba 287
f1 a0 j8 c2 dc rc ic w2 ec tc y9 b9 h8 k5 m3 l2 v1 sc nc qc oc g0
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Old Jun 18, 18, 8:54 am
  #1943  
 
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Thanks SamBee - i'll start the great taxi price comparison then!
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Old Jun 18, 18, 9:22 am
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Thank you!
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Old Jun 18, 18, 10:01 am
  #1945  
 
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Hello FT,

Would anyone be kind enough to check loads for BA 218 (Denver to LHR) tomorrow the 19th?

Thanks.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by bronco122 View Post
hello ft,

would anyone be kind enough to check loads for ba 218 (denver to lhr) tomorrow the 19th?

Thanks.
tue 19jun18 denver /london area
1 den lhr 1935#1135 ba 218
f4 a3 j9 c0 dc rc ic w5 ec tc y9 b9 h9 k9 m6 l3 vc sc nc qc oc g9
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Old Jun 18, 18, 10:05 am
  #1947  
 
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Wow! That was quick thanks!

Looks like I will ask how much a paid upgrade to biz will cost!
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Old Jun 20, 18, 5:58 am
  #1948  
 
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Hello

Could someone please be kind enough to check the load on the following

BA2239 LGW/LIM Wed 27 Jun 2018
BA2238 LIM/LGW Wed 18 Jul 2018

Thank you
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Old Jun 20, 18, 6:01 am
  #1949  
 
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Originally Posted by jameswithquestions View Post
hello

could someone please be kind enough to check the load on the following

ba2239 lgw/lim wed 27 jun 2018
ba2238 lim/lgw wed 18 jul 2018

thank you
ba 2239
lgw 27/06/18 13:50
lim 27/06/18 20:25
777
j2 c2 d0 r0 i0 w2 e1 t0 y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

ba 2238
lim 18/07/18 21:55
lgw 19/07/18 16:15
777
j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l3 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Jun 20, 18, 7:03 am
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Thank you!
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