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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 Sep 20, 17, 2:25 pm
  #391  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by omarlc View Post
Hi please can someone check the flight load for BA0271 departing 28 September 2017 at 12:20. Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 20, 17, 4:02 pm
  #392  
 
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Originally Posted by omarlc View Post
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Code:
 BA 271 0 LHR
09/28/17 12:20 PM LAS
09/28/17 3:05 PM 744
Su,T,Th,F
50% / 26m 
F9 A8 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M6 L3 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G3
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:18 am
  #393  
 
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Please could someone check loads for the following GLA to LHR flights on 30 September

BA 1479
BA 1483
BA 1487

Thanks
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:24 am
  #394  
 
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Originally Posted by londonsean69 View Post
Code:
 BA 271 0 LHR
09/28/17 12:20 PM LAS
09/28/17 3:05 PM 744
Su,T,Th,F
50% / 26m 
F9 A8 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M6 L3 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G3
Thanks. Looking at potential upgrade options to PE where they are selling for 2500 one way!! Madness. Hoping some miles based redemptions might open up to club or PE
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:39 am
  #395  
 
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Originally Posted by mscapricorn View Post
please could someone check loads for the following gla to lhr flights on 30 september

ba 1479
ba 1483
ba 1487

thanks
sat 30sep17 glasgow /london area
gla lhr 1035 1210 ba1479
j1 cc dc rc ic y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0

gla lhr 1210 1340 ba1483
j3 cc dc rc ic y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0

gla lhr 1405 1535 ba1487
j8 c1 d1 rc ic y9 b6 h0 k0 m0 lc vc nc qc oc sc g0
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:39 am
  #396  
 
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Originally Posted by omarlc View Post
Thanks. Looking at potential upgrade options to PE where they are selling for 2500 one way!! Madness. Hoping some miles based redemptions might open up to club or PE
I've only just started using ExpertFlyer, so this could be totally wrong, but I've just checked the "Awards and Upgrades" for that flight;

Originally Posted by expertflyer
Code:
BA  271  0  LHR
 09/28/17 
 12:20 PM  LAS
 09/28/17 
 3:05 PM  744
 Su,T,Th,F 
 58% / 39m  
Business - Award & Upgrade   U  No  

Premium Economy - Award & Upgrade   P  No
So, assuming I am reading that right, there's currently no upgrade availability into PE or Club.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:41 am
  #397  
 
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Ah yes there is nothing available at present. I guess I am more hopeful that something might open up. Hopeful!
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Old Sep 21, 17, 8:45 am
  #398  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
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I'm interested to know the loading on the following flight:

Monday 25th September: BA67 LHR - PHL

I'm booked in WT (work policy), but keen to upgrade to WTP.

Thanks in advance.

MJ
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Old Sep 21, 17, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by mjuler View Post
i'm interested to know the loading on the following flight:

Monday 25th september: Ba67 lhr - phl

i'm booked in wt (work policy), but keen to upgrade to wtp.

Thanks in advance.

Mj
f0 a0 j8 c2 d0 r0 i0 w1 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o7 g2
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Old Sep 21, 17, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by deboyzoned View Post
f0 a0 j8 c2 d0 r0 i0 w1 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o7 g2
Thanks - little chance of upgrades being available, unless some people also shift up from WTP to CE.

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Old Sep 21, 17, 9:21 am
  #401  
 
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Originally Posted by mjuler View Post
Thanks
Seat Map for PE showing 4 Blocked and 1 Available and all rest occupied.
WT is quite open.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 12:31 pm
  #402  
 
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Please would someone check loads on the following flights for me?

DFW to LHR flight 192 9/21/2017

LHR to BOM flight 139 9/22/2017

Thanks!
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Old Sep 21, 17, 12:59 pm
  #403  
 
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Originally Posted by Harry Harry View Post
Please would someone check loads on the following flights for me?

DFW to LHR flight 192 9/21/2017

LHR to BOM flight 139 9/22/2017

Thanks!
Just signed up to EF myself so more than happy to return the favours of years of asking myself.

Can't figure out how to copy and paste on my ipad so have written the following. All are 0's if not stated.

Flight 192: F2 J1 C1 W1 Y7 B4 H2 K1
Flight 139: F3 A2 J9 C8 D8 R8 I8 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Still learning but I think that means your flight today is pretty busy but the one tomorrow is pretty quiet, apart from in First.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:01 pm
  #404  
 
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Originally Posted by harry harry View Post
please would someone check loads on the following flights for me?

Dfw to lhr flight 192 9/21/2017

lhr to bom flight 139 9/22/2017

thanks!

dfw - lhr
f2 a0 j1 c1 d0 r0 i0 w1 e0 t0 y7 b4 h2 k1 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

lhr - bom
f3 a2 j9 c8 d8 r8 i8 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:14 pm
  #405  
 
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I wonder if someone could check the following for me

LHR to YYZ BA0099 27th Sept 17:00
YYZ to LHR BA0092 30th Sept 18:35

Many thanks
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