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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 Oct 1, 18, 10:11 am
  #2446  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Programs: BA Silver, HHonors Gold, Club Carlson Silver Elite
Posts: 19
Originally Posted by bil View Post
Could someone please check:

PEK-LHR BA38 on the 5th of October

Many thanks
BA 38
PEK 05/10/18 11:15
LHR 05/10/18 15:30
777

F9 A9
J9 C4 D0 R0 I0
W9 E5 T0
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G9

Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
Good morning. Could someone please check:

BA11 LHR-SIN 08Oct18

Thanks.
BA 11
LHR 08/10/18 19:55
SIN 09/10/18 16:05
388

F3 A2
J7 C2 D0 R0 I0
W3 E0 T0
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G4

Originally Posted by Colnic2011 View Post
07/12/18
MCO > LGW
BA2036


I am booked in WTP and looking for an Avios upgrade to CW I know my chances are slim but what is the current availability in CW

Thanks in advance

Colnic2011
good luck

BA 2036
MCO 07/12/18 18:25
GW 08/12/18 7:30
777

J9 C9 D8 R4 I0
W4 E2 T0
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O3 G9

Originally Posted by hockeydiva View Post
Could someone please check these three flights for me:

On October 9th - SJC to LHR:
BA278 SJC-LHR 9th October

On October 14th - LHR to SJC
BA279 LHR-SJC 14th October

On December 4th - SJC to LHR
BA278 SJC-LHR 4th December
BA 278
SJC 09/10/18 20:05
LHR 10/10/18 14:25
789
F4 A3
J9 C4 D5 R3 I0
W2 E0 T0
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N3 Q0 O0 G9

BA 279
LHR 14/10/18 14:40
SJC 14/10/18 17:40
789
F1 A0
J3 C0 D0 R0 I0
W0 E0 T0
Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 278
SJC 04/12/18 18:50
LHR 05/12/18 13:05
789
F4 A3
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9
W9 E9 T9
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Originally Posted by blipped View Post
Could somebody please check the following for me?

BA251 LHR-SCL 22/10/18
BA244 EZE-LHR 31/10/18
BA2277 LGW-LAS 24/12/18
BA2276 LAS-LGW 31/12/18

Thanks very much in advance.
BA 251
LHR 22/10/18 21:55
SCL 23/10/18 8:30
789
F0 A0
J4 C2 D1 R1 I0
W8 E5 T1
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S7 N5 Q0 O0 G0

BA 244
EZE 31/10/18 14:20
LHR 01/11/18 6:35
777
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9
W9 E9 T8
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 2277
LGW 24/12/18 8:50
LAS 24/12/18 11:40
777
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9
W3 E2 T0
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 2276
LAS 31/12/18 14:25
LGW 01/01/19 8:20
777
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9
W3 E3 T1
Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

I've gone cross eyed now
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Old Oct 1, 18, 10:21 am
  #2447  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 80
Hi all,

Could someone please share the availability on BA0017 on 4 October 2018 (at 12:35)?

Thanking you in advance!
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Old Oct 1, 18, 10:24 am
  #2448  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Programs: BA Silver, HHonors Gold, Club Carlson Silver Elite
Posts: 19
Originally Posted by billyb750 View Post
Hi all,

Could someone please share the availability on BA0017 on 4 October 2018 (at 12:35)?

Thanking you in advance!
Sure

BA 17
LHR 04/10/18 12:35
ICN 05/10/18 7:30
788

J9 C3 D0 R0 I0
W3 E0 T0
Y5 B4 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Oct 1, 18, 10:37 am
  #2449  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ipswich
Posts: 7,538
Thanks batwins that's really good of you! ^^^
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Old Oct 1, 18, 11:35 am
  #2450  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 1,050
Could some kind soul please check the load on these?
BA 2159 LGW-GND on 06 Oct at 10:00
BA 2158 GND-LGW on 13 Oct at 17:05

Much appreciated.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 10:26 pm
  #2451  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Turku/Edinburgh
Programs: BAEC Silver, Flying Blue Explorer/Flying Blue Petroleum Club
Posts: 149
Thank you Batwins very kind of you sir
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Old Oct 2, 18, 7:21 am
  #2452  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 54
Would someone be able to check the loads for the following flights;

03/10/2018 BA207 LHR-MIA
17/10/2018 BA208 MIA-LHR

Many thanks!
sbp
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Old Oct 2, 18, 7:27 am
  #2453  
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: NQY
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 243
Originally Posted by sbp88 View Post
would someone be able to check the loads for the following flights;

03/10/2018 ba207 lhr-mia
17/10/2018 ba208 mia-lhr

many thanks!
Sbp

ba207 f5 a4 j8 c0 d0 r0 i0 w8 e2 t0 y9 b9h9 k7 m4 l1 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9

ba208 f2 a1 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w5 e3 t0 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n0 q0 o0 g9

lf
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:09 am
  #2454  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cologne / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Lufthansa
Posts: 86
Hello,

Could someone please check the loads for LHR - GRU BA247 on 6th of October for me? I'm booked in WTP and am currently in 23G, which is an aisle in the middle (shiver...). The two middle seats currently show as empty, which would take the edge off somewhat. I'd also be interested in J loads for a potential AUP.

Thank you very much for your help!
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:43 am
  #2455  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London
Programs: Many. Too many. I came here to cut them down. I failed.
Posts: 2,837
Originally Posted by Inselhuepfer View Post
Hello,

Could someone please check the loads for LHR - GRU BA247 on 6th of October for me? I'm booked in WTP and am currently in 23G, which is an aisle in the middle (shiver...). The two middle seats currently show as empty, which would take the edge off somewhat. I'd also be interested in J loads for a potential AUP.

Thank you very much for your help!
2 LHR GRU 2225#0620 BA 247
F5 A3 J5 C2 D0 RC IC W3 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H3 K2 M1 LC VC SC NC QC OC G0

Middle seats available in rows 22,23,24,25 & 26E.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 10:00 am
  #2456  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Programs: BAEC Gold, A3*G
Posts: 287
Not sure if this is the right thread to ask for this but: could someone please help with ‘fare construction’ for the fare below?
It is priced at 1087.76 on both BA.com and on expedia.co.uk but our corporate travel agent is ‘unable’ to see it. Thank you;-)

17 January: BA1487 GLA – LHR 12:50-14:25 Economy Standard selling class: K
17 January: BA0027 LHR – HKG 21:00 – 16:55 (+1d) Premium Economy selling class: T
27 January: BA0028 HKG – LHR 23.45 – 04.55 (+1d) Premium Economy selling class: T
28 January: BA1474 LHR – GLA 07:40-09:10 Economy Standard selling class: K
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Old Oct 2, 18, 10:18 am
  #2457  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cologne / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Lufthansa
Posts: 86
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
2 LHR GRU 2225#0620 BA 247
F5 A3 J5 C2 D0 RC IC W3 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H3 K2 M1 LC VC SC NC QC OC G0

Middle seats available in rows 22,23,24,25 & 26E.
Wonderful, thank you very much for your help, Sam Bee!
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Old Oct 2, 18, 10:35 am
  #2458  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 238
BA0295 31 October

We are sitting on a space available upgrade and have indicated to BA that we would like to use it on BA0295 to ORD on 31 Oct to upgrade from J to F. Can somebody with the know how please have a look and see how First is looking with 4 weeks to go. Many thanks
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Old Oct 2, 18, 11:49 am
  #2459  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Bronze
Posts: 5,250
Originally Posted by fruitcage View Post
Could some kind soul please check the load on these?
BA 2159 LGW-GND on 06 Oct at 10:00
BA 2158 GND-LGW on 13 Oct at 17:05

Much appreciated.
BA 2159 LGW
10/06/18 10:00 AM GND
10/06/18 3:35 PM 777
F6 A6 J9 C9 D8 R6 I0 W4 E4 T4 Y3 B3
H3 K2 M2 L2 V1 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 2158 GND
10/13/18 5:05 PM LGW
10/14/18 8:10 AM 777
F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R6 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0

Originally Posted by Definitas View Post
We are sitting on a space available upgrade and have indicated to BA that we would like to use it on BA0295 to ORD on 31 Oct to upgrade from J to F. Can somebody with the know how please have a look and see how First is looking with 4 weeks to go. Many thanks
BA 295 LHR
10/31/18 12:10 PM ORD
10/31/18 4:05 PM 744
F4 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E6 T1 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0

Seats still available 4AK and 5FK Also 1AK blocked for Golds.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 11:53 am
  #2460  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: London
Programs: BA - Gold
Posts: 93
Could some kind soul please check the load on these?

BA0157 LHR-KWI on 01 Nov
BA0156 KWI-LHR on 06 Nov

Much appreciated.
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