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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 Dec 20, 18, 11:52 am
  #2881  
 
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Would someone please check:

BA0248 GIG-LHR 30 Dec

Cheers!
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Old Dec 20, 18, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by andreraw View Post
Would someone please check:

BA0248 GIG-LHR 30 Dec

Cheers!
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing GIG on 30/12/18 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 248        0      GIG                LHR                788       Daily           J9 C4 D3 R0 I0 W9 E7 T2 Y9 B4 H3 K2 M2 L1 V1 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     30/12/18 11:00 PM  31/12/18 12:10 PM            76% / 22m
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Old Dec 20, 18, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by internetplumber View Post
Not much before Sunday at the moment...

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 21/12/18 12:00 AM for KRK
Flying BA
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 872 0 LHR KRK 321 Daily J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
21/12/18 3:20 PM 21/12/18 6:50 PM 71% / 23m

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 22/12/18 12:00 AM for KRK
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 872 0 LHR KRK 320 Daily J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
22/12/18 3:15 PM 22/12/18 6:45 PM 71% / 23m

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 23/12/18 12:00 AM for KRK
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 872 0 LHR KRK 321 Daily J9 C1 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H5 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0
23/12/18 3:25 PM 23/12/18 6:55 PM 71% / 23m

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 24/12/18 12:00 AM for KRK
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 872 0 LHR KRK 321 Daily J9 C3 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G3
24/12/18 12:45 PM 24/12/18 4:15 PM 71% / 23m
Thanks.. exactly where we ended up. Brilliant BA service from Abbie
and team.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 7:32 pm
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Will try again.

Could someone please check
AA101/BA1516 LHR-JFK 24/01/19
AA100/BA1511 JFK-LHR 28/01/19

Thank you!
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Old Dec 20, 18, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by J343 View Post
Will try again.

Could someone please check
AA101/BA1516 LHR-JFK 24/01/19
AA100/BA1511 JFK-LHR 28/01/19

Thank you!
Flight: AA 101 (LHR-JFK)
Departing: 24/12/18 10:10
Arriving: 24/12/18 13:25
Stops: 0
Aircraft: 772
Frequency: Daily
Reliability: 90% / 18m
Available Classes: J7 R7 D7 I0 W7 P7 Y6 B6 H6 K6 M6 L5 G5 V4 S2 N0 Q0 O0 E0


Flight: AA 100 (JFK-LHR)
Departing: 28/01/19 18:50
Arriving: 29/01/19 6:50
Stops: 0
Aircraft: 77W
Frequency: Daily
Reliability: 87% / 30m
Available Classes: F5 A1 J7 R7 D7 I7 W7 P7 Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 S7 N7 Q7 O7 E7
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Old Dec 21, 18, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by spec119 View Post
Flight: AA 101 (LHR-JFK)
Departing: 24/12/18 10:10
Arriving: 24/12/18 13:25
Stops: 0
Aircraft: 772
Frequency: Daily
Reliability: 90% / 18m
Available Classes: J7 R7 D7 I0 W7 P7 Y6 B6 H6 K6 M6 L5 G5 V4 S2 N0 Q0 O0 E0


Flight: AA 100 (JFK-LHR)
Departing: 28/01/19 18:50
Arriving: 29/01/19 6:50
Stops: 0
Aircraft: 77W
Frequency: Daily
Reliability: 87% / 30m
Available Classes: F5 A1 J7 R7 D7 I7 W7 P7 Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 S7 N7 Q7 O7 E7
Thank you so much! I take it, the return flight is looking light?
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Old Dec 21, 18, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by internetplumber View Post
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing GIG on 30/12/18 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 248 0 GIG LHR 788 Daily J9 C4 D3 R0 I0 W9 E7 T2 Y9 B4 H3 K2 M2 L1 V1 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G0
30/12/18 11:00 PM 31/12/18 12:10 PM 76% / 22m
Thank you very much!
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Old Dec 21, 18, 7:13 am
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Could Someone check

BA0275 LHR-LAS 25/12/2018

Thanks
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Old Dec 21, 18, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by psing View Post
could someone check

ba0275 lhr-las 25/12/2018

thanks
f7 a6 j9 c1 d0 r0 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l4 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Dec 21, 18, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by ringingup View Post
f7 a6 j9 c1 d0 r0 i0 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l4 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
Thank you
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Old Dec 21, 18, 6:02 pm
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Hi,

Would someone be kind enough to help check BA31 LHR-HKG on 24/12?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 21, 18, 6:15 pm
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Can someone please check BA9 LHR-BKK 24/12 ?

Thanks in advance
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Old Dec 21, 18, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by dycc View Post
hi,

would someone be kind enough to help check ba31 lhr-hkg on 24/12?

Thanks!
f4 a3 j9 c9 d9 r9 i0 w9 e9 t9 y8 b1 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Dec 21, 18, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by berbound View Post
can someone please check ba9 lhr-bkk 24/12 ?

Thanks in advance
j4 c1 d0 r0 i0 w9 e5 t0 y7 b5 h3 k1 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Dec 22, 18, 12:22 am
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Can someone please check BA143 LHR-DEL 23Dec for me? Want to figure out the likehood of redemption bookings opening up or upgrades

thanks
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