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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 21, 17, 1:47 pm
  #226  
 
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Originally Posted by snaxmuppet View Post
Here you are:

F0 A0 J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 Y9 B9 M9 E9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 L9 K9 G0 N0
Thanks!
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Old Aug 21, 17, 4:42 pm
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Might anyone be able to check the following for me please?

BA 1461 edi-lhr aug 27
BA 794 lhr-hel aug 27
BA 799 hel-lhr aug 31
BA 1462 lhr-edi aug 31

thank you
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Old Aug 21, 17, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by EDIer View Post
Might anyone be able to check the following for me please?

BA 1461 edi-lhr aug 27
BA 794 lhr-hel aug 27
BA 799 hel-lhr aug 31
BA 1462 lhr-edi aug 31

thank you
BA 1461 edi-lhr aug 27 - J9 C5 D3 R0 I0 Y7 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA 794 lhr-hel aug 27 - J9 C5 D1 R7 I0 Y9 B7 H3 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G1

BA 799 hel-lhr aug 31 - J8 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B7 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA 1462 lhr-edi aug 31 - J9 C6 D3 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L8 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0
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Old Aug 21, 17, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Rubecula View Post
uk pos

f9 a9 j9 c9 d9 r9 i0 w9 e9 t0 y5 b1 h1 k1 m1 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0


Thanx a lot !!
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Old Aug 22, 17, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by snaxmuppet View Post
BA 1461 edi-lhr aug 27 - J9 C5 D3 R0 I0 Y7 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA 794 lhr-hel aug 27 - J9 C5 D1 R7 I0 Y9 B7 H3 K1 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G1

BA 799 hel-lhr aug 31 - J8 C2 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B7 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA 1462 lhr-edi aug 31 - J9 C6 D3 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L8 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0
Thank you snaxmuppet!
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Old Aug 22, 17, 8:54 am
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BA 33
LHR 08/25/17 8:15 PM
KUL 08/26/17 4:05 PM
789
Daily
77% / 22m
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
Afternoon ! Am I right in that this suggests quite a quiet flight for this close to departure ?
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Old Aug 22, 17, 1:33 pm
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Please could anyone check for me:

BA272 SAN-LHR 10SEPT

Many thanks for your help!

Ice
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Old Aug 22, 17, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by icebird View Post
Please could anyone check for me:

BA272 SAN-LHR 10SEPT

Many thanks for your help!

Ice
Hi Ice. Here it is, with UK POS.

F5 A4 J9 C9 D7 R6 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Aug 22, 17, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
Hi Ice. Here it is, with UK POS.

F5 A4 J9 C9 D7 R6 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9
Many thanks Gustav - much appreciated!
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Old Aug 22, 17, 1:58 pm
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Hi could someone please check:

lhr yvr 14/10 ba085
yyz Lhr 31/10 ba092
lhr dxb 9/3 ba0105
dxb Lhr 12/3 ba0106

thanks
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Old Aug 23, 17, 1:59 am
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Morning, could someone please check for me the following?

BA 0109 LHR DXB 15/9/17
BA 0273 LHR SAN 30/11/17
BA 0278 SJC LHR 5/12/17

Many Thanks
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Old Aug 23, 17, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by baileysserpant View Post
Morning, could someone please check for me the following?

BA 0109 LHR DXB 15/9/17
BA 0273 LHR SAN 30/11/17
BA 0278 SJC LHR 5/12/17

Many Thanks
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 09/15/17 12:00 AM for DXB
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK

                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes

0 Connections
BA 109        0      LHR                DXB                777       Daily           F4 A0 J9 C5 D3 R0 I0 W9 E6 T1 Y5 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     09/15/17 9:20 PM   09/16/17 7:30 AM             89% / 15m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/30/17 12:00 AM for SAN
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 273        0      LHR                SAN                744       Daily           F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G7 
                     11/30/17 1:45 PM   11/30/17 5:00 PM             82% / 14m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing SJC on 12/05/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 278        0      SJC                LHR                789       Daily           F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T7 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9 
                     12/05/17 6:55 PM   12/06/17 1:10 PM             94% / 15m
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Old Aug 23, 17, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by haroon145 View Post
Hi could someone please check:

lhr yvr 14/10 ba085
yyz Lhr 31/10 ba092
lhr dxb 9/3 ba0105
dxb Lhr 12/3 ba0106

thanks
I assume the Dubai trip reads as 9-12 March 2018?

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 10/14/17 12:00 AM for YVR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 85         0      LHR                YVR                744       F,Sa            F9 A8 J9 C7 D5 R2 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/14/17 5:20 PM   10/14/17 6:50 PM             37% / 28m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing YYZ on 10/31/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 92         0      YYZ                LHR                777       Daily           F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N6 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/31/17 7:20 PM   11/01/17 6:25 AM             84% / 55m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 03/09/18 12:00 AM for DXB
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


0 Connections
BA 105        0      LHR                DXB                777       Th,F            F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 
                     03/09/18 8:40 PM   03/10/18 7:45 AM             76% / 16m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing DXB on 03/12/18 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 106        0      DXB                LHR                744       Daily           F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9 
                     03/12/18 2:25 AM   03/12/18 6:25 AM             94% / 21m
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Old Aug 23, 17, 2:24 pm
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Hello, could someone possibly check the latest loads on BA0033 LHR-KUL 12th Oct.
thanks in advanced.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by barneyb View Post
Hello, could someone possibly check the latest loads on BA0033 LHR-KUL 12th Oct.
thanks in advanced.
BA 33
LHR 10/12/17 8:15 PM
KUL 10/13/17 4:05 PM
789
Daily
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E4 T2 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O3 G0

Given it is still 7 weeks away, not sure I'd read too much into the current loads.

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