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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 Jul 9, 18, 5:23 am
  #2056  
 
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Could someone please have a look at how BA 113 (LHR-JFK) is looking on July 12? Thank you.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 7:12 am
  #2057  
 
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Hello. Please could someone help with the following.

23 July LHR-AUH - BA73
30 July AUH-LHR - BA72

Thanks so much in advance.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by AndyKerr View Post
Could someone please check loads in World Traveller on BA0109 LHR-DXB on 17th July?
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 17/07/18 12:00 AM for DXB
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK

Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 109 0 LHR DXB 777 Daily F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H7 K7 M7 L7 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
17/07/18 9:25 PM 18/07/18 7:30 AM 48% / 26m

Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post
Could someone please have a look at how BA 113 (LHR-JFK) is looking on July 12? Thank you.
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 12/07/18 12:00 AM for JFK
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 113 0 LHR JFK 744 Su,Th F0 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B7 H4 K4 M3 L2 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
12/07/18 4:15 PM 12/07/18 7:15 PM 69% / 32m

Originally Posted by sudge27 View Post
Hello. Please could someone help with the following.

23 July LHR-AUH - BA73
30 July AUH-LHR - BA72

Thanks so much in advance.
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 23/07/18 12:00 AM for AUH
Returning on 30/07/18 12:00 AM
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 73 0 LHR AUH 789 Daily F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V5 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
23/07/18 12:45 PM 23/07/18 10:55 PM 58% / 43m
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 23/07/18 12:00 AM for AUH
Returning on 30/07/18 12:00 AM
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 72 0 AUH LHR 789 Daily F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0
30/07/18 1:50 AM 30/07/18 6:30 AM 88% / 31m
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Old Jul 9, 18, 8:29 am
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Thanks for the BA113 update!
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Scandinavian traveler View Post
Can someone please check the following for me? My parents would like to SDC to the following flight, but are concerned that it might be sold out.

BLL-LHR
BA805
Euro Traveler
July 10, 2018, Departing 11:15, arriving 12:10
can someone check this again? Would have to SDC at midnight.
thanks!
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:24 am
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Could someone please check BA2644 16.05 LGW-Malta this Thursday 12 July please..

Thank you in advance!
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by nofodplease View Post
could someone please check ba2644 16.05 lgw-malta this thursday 12 july please..

Thank you in advance!
ba 2644
lgw 12/07/18 16:05
mla 12/07/18 20:10
319
j5 c1 d0 r0 i0 y6 b6 h5 k3 m0 l0 v0 n0 o0 q0 s0 g0
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Old Jul 10, 18, 11:31 pm
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BA2278 on 12/7

Can someone please check the inventory for this flight in CW for me? The seatmap still looks fairly open at the moment. Thanks.

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Old Jul 11, 18, 1:32 am
  #2064  
 
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Club is around 3/4 full
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Old Jul 11, 18, 1:45 am
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That'll be OAK LGW

More helpful, and you'll generate more interest, if you include the route.
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Old Jul 11, 18, 1:52 am
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This is probably what you can see on the seat map? Depending on status. Are you deciding whether to pay for seats or not ?
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Old Jul 11, 18, 2:14 am
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BA2278 12th July: ////////////////4J9 C9 D9 R6 I0 W9 E8 T8 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9


Just so you know for next time there is a thread for finding out loads / inventory Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads
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Old Jul 11, 18, 3:14 am
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Vegas in october

could I please request the load from UK sales point:
LHR-LAS BA0275 24 Oct
LAS-LGW BA2276 31 Oct

thank you!
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Old Jul 11, 18, 3:25 am
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Originally Posted by whitespace View Post
could I please request the load from UK sales point:
LHR-LAS BA0275 24 Oct
LAS-LGW BA2276 31 Oct

thank you!
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 24/10/18 12:00 AM for LAS
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
BA 275 0 LHR LAS 744 Daily F6 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V8 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
24/10/18 4:40 PM 24/10/18 7:20 PM 57% / 36m

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LAS on 31/10/18 12:00 AM for LGW
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
BA 2276 0 LAS LGW 777 M,W,F,Sa J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W1 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
31/10/18 5:05 PM 01/11/18 10:00 AM 46% / 37m
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Old Jul 11, 18, 5:08 am
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Might someone be able to check BA92, Toronto to London on July 14 for me? Thank you!
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