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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 30, 18, 4:27 pm
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Can anybody help with the following loads

LHR - HKT
09/12/18 . BA31 and BA27

HKT - LHR
17/12/18 BA32 and BA28
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Old Aug 30, 18, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Shl View Post
Can anybody help with the following loads

LHR - HKT
09/12/18 . BA31 and BA27

HKT - LHR
17/12/18 BA32 and BA28
Sorry Cant help with loads but just to clarify :
HKG = Hong Kong.
HKT = Phuket.

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Old Aug 30, 18, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Shl View Post
Can anybody help with the following loads

LHR - HKT
09/12/18 . BA31 and BA27

HKT - LHR
17/12/18 BA32 and BA28
wide open (i.e. "9") in all classes on all flights
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Old Aug 30, 18, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN View Post


Sorry Cant help with loads but just to clarify :
HKG = Hong Kong.
HKT = Phuket.

Sorry my mistake - meant of course HKG.
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Old Aug 30, 18, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by MarkLHR View Post


wide open (i.e. "9") in all classes on all flights
Many thanks MarkLHR
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Old Aug 31, 18, 2:43 am
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Hi would be interested
lhr-tlv
BA163 4 oct 2018
thank you

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Old Aug 31, 18, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by dave111 View Post
Hi would be interested
lhr-tlv
BA164 4 oct 2018
thank you
LHR-TLV is the BA165.

F2 A2 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Totally full.


If you did actually mean the 164 TLV-LHR then it's not much better:

F0 A0 J7 C4 D1 R0 I0 W6 E0 T0 Y4 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 31, 18, 2:52 am
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sorry - typo
BA163 lhr--tlv on 4th oct
thank you
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Old Aug 31, 18, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by dave111 View Post
sorry - typo
BA163 lhr--tlv on 4th oct
thank you
BA163 is filling up:

J9 C7 D4 R2 I0 Y6 B1 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 31, 18, 7:38 am
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cheers buddy
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Old Sep 2, 18, 4:38 am
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Can someone please post availability and seatmap for:

BA213 LHR-BOS 12/10 (WT)
BA212 BOS-LHR 22/10 (WTP)

I would like to make sure I can choose pair of windows seats on the upper deck (it's an A380)
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Old Sep 2, 18, 6:52 am
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Hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA0033 LHR-KUL 4th Sept
BA0034 KUL-LHR 14th Sept

Many thanks
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Old Sep 2, 18, 9:43 am
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Hello could someone please check loads for:

BA275 LHR to LAS 28 Sep 18
BA274 LAS to LHR 1 Oct 18

Many thanks in advance
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Old Sep 2, 18, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by firstlight View Post
Hello could someone please check loads for:

BA275 LHR to LAS 28 Sep 18
BA274 LAS to LHR 1 Oct 18

Many thanks in advance
BA 275 LHR 4:40p → LAS 7:20p
F2 A1 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W7 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q3 O0 G0


BA 274 LAS 9:30p → LHR 3:30p
F5 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E3 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O1 G0
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Old Sep 2, 18, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by tb10 View Post
Hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA0033 LHR-KUL 4th Sept
BA0034 KUL-LHR 14th Sept

Many thanks
BA 33 LHR 8:15p → KUL 4:10p
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 34 KUL 11:10p → LHR 5:25a
​​​​F3 A3 J3 C3 D2 R1 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0



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