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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 Aug 16, 17, 3:37 pm
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BA268 Aug 24

can anyone kindly check loads for BA269 next thursday Aug 24, LAX-LHR
I'm in CW and prayin to the free-bump gods for a first time freebie to F.
THANKS!
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Old Aug 16, 17, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
edi lhr 0705 0835 ba1461
j7 c1 d1 rc ic y2 b0 hc kc m0 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0

hel 1125 1620 ba 794
j9 c5 d1 r4 ic y9 b9 h8 k6 m3 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0

hel lhr 1710 1820 ba 799
j9 c3 dc rc ic y9 b9 h9 k9 m0 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0

edi 2005 2130 ba1462
j9 c7 d3 r9 ic y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 vc nc qc oc sc g6
Thanks Sam Bee!
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Old Aug 17, 17, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
can anyone kindly check loads for BA269 next thursday Aug 24, LAX-LHR
I'm in CW and prayin to the free-bump gods for a first time freebie to F.
THANKS!
I assume you meant BA268 as per your post title... looks pretty full to me

BA268 Aug 24 - F0 A0 J6 C2 D1 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y5 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 17, 17, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
can anyone kindly check loads for BA269 next thursday Aug 24, LAX-LHR
I'm in CW and prayin to the free-bump gods for a first time freebie to F.
THANKS!
BA 269 is LHR-LAX?

So here are both possibilities:

THU 24AUG17 LONDON AREA /LOS ANGELES
4 LHR LAX 1610 1920 BA 269
F2 A1 J9 C1 DC RC IC W9 E6 TC Y9 B9 H9 K8 M4 L1 VC SC NC QC OC G0

TH 24AUG LAX/LON
LAX LHR 2135#1605 BA 268
F0 A0 J6 C2 D1 RC IC W2 EC TC Y5 B3 H0 K0 M0 LC VC SC NC QC OC G0
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Old Aug 17, 17, 5:23 am
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Hi could someone please check. LHR-DXB 18/09 Ba107

Thanks
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Old Aug 17, 17, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by George Eldridge View Post
Hi could someone please check. LHR-DXB 18/09 Ba107

Thanks
UK Position

BA 107
LHR 18/09/17 12:55
DXB 18/09/17 23:10
777
F9 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q7 O0 G0
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Old Aug 17, 17, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
UK Position

BA 107
LHR 18/09/17 12:55
DXB 18/09/17 23:10
777
F9 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q7 O0 G0
Sorry got the wrong date!! BA107 LHR-DXB 18/08?

Thanks
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Old Aug 17, 17, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by George Eldridge View Post
Sorry got the wrong date!! BA107 LHR-DXB 18/08?

Thanks
2nd time lucky
UK Position

BA 107
LHR 18/08/17 13:00
DXB 18/08/17 23:15
744
F5 A5 J7 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E2 T2 Y8 B5 H2 K2 M2 L2 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 17, 17, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
BA 269 is LHR-LAX?

So here are both possibilities:

THU 24AUG17 LONDON AREA /LOS ANGELES
4 LHR LAX 1610 1920 BA 269
F2 A1 J9 C1 DC RC IC W9 E6 TC Y9 B9 H9 K8 M4 L1 VC SC NC QC OC G0

TH 24AUG LAX/LON
LAX LHR 2135#1605 BA 268
F0 A0 J6 C2 D1 RC IC W2 EC TC Y5 B3 H0 K0 M0 LC VC SC NC QC OC G0
Thanks! It was 268 to Lhr, sorry for the confusion. I can tell no way there's room for a bump then! All good as it's a red eye and I'm good with cw
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Old Aug 17, 17, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
Thanks! It was 268 to Lhr, sorry for the confusion. I can tell no way there's room for a bump then! All good as it's a red eye and I'm good with cw
The 268 on the 24/8 is actually showing:

F3 A2 J8 C4 D3 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y6 B5 H5 K2 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

With the seat map showing 3 unoccupied seats in F.

It looks as though the poster above was looking at the BA282.
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Old Aug 18, 17, 7:32 am
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please could someone check BA227 LHR - ATL on 15 Sep 17.

Thanks, Ben
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Old Aug 18, 17, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by NCLBen View Post
please could someone check BA227 LHR - ATL on 15 Sep 17.

Thanks, Ben
UK Position

BA 227
LHR 15/09/17 16:00
ATL 15/09/17 20:15
777
F3 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E4 T4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Aug 18, 17, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
UK Position

BA 227
LHR 15/09/17 16:00
ATL 15/09/17 20:15
777
F3 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E4 T4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
Thanks
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Old Aug 18, 17, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
The 268 on the 24/8 is actually showing:

F3 A2 J8 C4 D3 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y6 B5 H5 K2 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

With the seat map showing 3 unoccupied seats in F.

It looks as though the poster above was looking at the BA282.
oh! thank you for the clarification. Well, then there's still a little bit of hope for a bump or at least a tempting AUP
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Old Aug 18, 17, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
oh! thank you for the clarification. Well, then there's still a little bit of hope for a bump or at least a tempting AUP
With those WT and CW loads I'd be very surprised if anybody gets bumped up. BA only do bumps if they need to roll pax forward from full lower classes. Not sure on the CW>F AUP price these dates from LAX, although I was shocked to see SJC>LHR is normally $1000
I'd want to drink and eat my way through the flight for that price, which defeats the purpose of an F bed!

Enjoy your flight!

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