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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 16, 18, 7:33 pm
  #2536  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
Would appreciate fare buckets on this flight please
London to Tokyo BA0005 (Boeing 787 jet) for 23 October
BA005 B789 23 OCT
F1 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y1 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Oct 19, 18, 5:38 am
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Could someone please check BA824 LHR - DUB for tomorrow, 20th October?

Thank you in advance
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Old Oct 19, 18, 6:13 am
  #2538  
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Originally Posted by noFODplease View Post
Could someone please check BA824 LHR - DUB for tomorrow, 20th October?

Thank you in advance
This is the ExpertFlyer's data: J4 C2 D1 R0 I0 Y8 B2 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G3
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Old Oct 20, 18, 8:26 am
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Would appreciate a quick look at BA275 LHR-LAS on 24 October, please (and if poss BA2276 LAS-LGW on 31 October)
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Old Oct 20, 18, 1:45 pm
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Hello, would someone please check MLE to LGW ba2042 15th November?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 1:51 pm
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BA189 tomorrow (21st Oct)

Hi, I am on the BA189 to EWR tomorrow in CW however it’s a 787-9 with F cabin, but no F service. The F cabin has been blocked off until yesterday when it opened up for CW passengers. I moved into a seat in that cabin but now concerned they may close it off and move me back to a different seat as there seems to be 8 seats still available in CW cabin to choose from at OLCI.
Could anyone check the actual CW loads?
Thanks.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 5:37 am
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Would appreciate knowing the load for BA39 on Tue 23rd Oct, LHR-PEK. Thanks!
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Old Oct 21, 18, 8:37 am
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Any chance I can have the info for ;
  • 14/03/19 BA287 - to SFO from LHR
  • 21/03/18 BA286 - to LHR from SFO

Thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 10:42 am
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I would appreciate information about BA0115 LHR to JFK on 27th October.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Barnaby100 View Post
I would appreciate information about BA0115 LHR to JFK on 27th October.
BA 115LHR 2:30p → JFK 5:25p
F5 A4 J9 C8 D9 R7 I0 W9 E4 T0 Y5 B5 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Oct 21, 18, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by sunshinebob View Post
BA 115LHR 2:30p → JFK 5:25p
F5 A4 J9 C8 D9 R7 I0 W9 E4 T0 Y5 B5 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Thank-you very much
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Old Oct 21, 18, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by whitespace View Post
Would appreciate a quick look at BA275 LHR-LAS on 24 October, please (and if poss BA2276 LAS-LGW on 31 October)
24/10:
AA (BA) 6182
LHR 24/10/18 4:40 PM
LAS 24/10/18 7:20 PM
747
Daily
37% / 35m
F5 A4 J7 R0 D0 I0 W5 P0 Y7 H7 K7 M7
L4 G7 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0

31/10:
BA 2276
LAS 31/10/18 3:50 PM
LGW 01/11/18 8:45 AM
777
M,W,F,Sa
50% / 40m
J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W3 E3 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S0 N0 Q0 O6 G0
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Old Oct 21, 18, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by firstlight View Post
hello, would someone please check mle to lgw ba2042 15th november?

Thanks in advance.
BA 2042
MLE 15/11/18 11:40 AM
LGW 15/11/18 6:00 PM
777
M,Th,Sa
NA / NA
J9 C9 D9 R9 I3 W4 E4 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Oct 21, 18, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
Would appreciate knowing the load for BA39 on Tue 23rd Oct, LHR-PEK. Thanks!
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Anyone?
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Old Oct 21, 18, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
Anyone?
Tried to have a look but I think I need some advice from an EF expert.. Screenshots below from EF but BA39 isn't showing up

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