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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 Sep 23, 17, 12:42 pm
  #406  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: London
Programs: Mucci, BA Gold, VS Gold, Accor Gold, Hilton Gold
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Originally Posted by 7forty7 View Post
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
27 SEP BA 99
f3 a3 j9 c1 d1 r1 i1 w9 e9 t5 y6 b6 h4 k4 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

30 SEP BA 92
f1 a0 j6 c2 d3 r2 i0 w4 e0 t0 y9 b9 h8 k7 m4 l4 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0


EDIT: Not sure why FlyerTalk has made the classes lower case...
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Old Sep 23, 17, 12:45 pm
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Can anyone check the current seating available


BA0085 LHR - YVR 17th May 2018 - Premium Economy

BA0102 YYC - LHR 28th May 2018 - Premium Economy

Thanks
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Old Sep 23, 17, 2:56 pm
  #408  
 
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Originally Posted by flyingwalker View Post
Can anyone check the current seating available


BA0085 LHR - YVR 17th May 2018 - Premium Economy

BA0102 YYC - LHR 28th May 2018 - Premium Economy

Thanks
Outbound: PE is rows 60 to 68
Every PE seat available EXCEPT the below.
60D, 60F, 61A, 61K, 63J, 63K, 64A, 64B

Inbound: PE is rows 10 to 13.
Every PE seat avaialble EXCEPT the below.
10A, 10E, 10K
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Old Sep 23, 17, 9:09 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Can anyone help with BA32/25Sep? And also BA28?
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Old Sep 24, 17, 1:17 am
  #410  
 
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BA269 - LHR-LAX - 24 March 18 - First.

We currently have two F tickets booked & was looking to add another two but first is not coming up on the BA site it just say not available, should we be concerned ?
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Old Sep 24, 17, 2:15 am
  #411  
 
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Would someone be able to check loads in Club and First for the following flights? Many thanks in advance.

BA0006, NRT > LHR, Sat 30 Sep 2017 @ 12:55
BA0005, LHR > NRT, Sun 08 Oct 2017 @ 15:45
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Old Sep 24, 17, 2:49 am
  #412  
 
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Originally Posted by 1poundcoin View Post
BA269 - LHR-LAX - 24 March 18 - First.

We currently have two F tickets booked & was looking to add another two but first is not coming up on the BA site it just say not available, should we be concerned ?
EF is showing F1 A0, with a UK POS.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by geronimo View Post
Would someone be able to check loads in Club and First for the following flights? Many thanks in advance.

BA0006, NRT > LHR, Sat 30 Sep 2017 @ 12:55
BA0005, LHR > NRT, Sun 08 Oct 2017 @ 15:45
BA6 -

F1 A0 J5 C2 D1 R0 I0 W2 E1 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA5 -

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Jam Packed!

All with UK POS
Matt
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Old Sep 24, 17, 6:01 am
  #414  
 
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Would someone be able to check loads for the following flights? Many thanks in advance.

BA109, LHR > DXB, Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 @ 21:20
BA106, DXB > LHR, Monday 02 Oct 2017 @ 01:30
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Old Sep 24, 17, 6:40 am
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Can anyone help with BA32/25Sep? Many thanks!
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Old Sep 24, 17, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by MHendo84 View Post
BA6 -F1 A0 J5 C2 D1 R0 I0 W2 E1 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
BA5 - F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Jam Packed!
All with UK POS
Matt
Thanks! Was hoping to upgrade to First but, all things being equal, I'll just be glad to keep my seat in CW.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 7:05 am
  #417  
 
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We're just over a day out now so could someone please advise if 1k is selected or just still blocked on:
BA 64 26 Sep NBO-LHR

We had 2A/K but I moved to 1A just now, leaving us with 1A/2A. If it is actually occupied, am I nuts and should I go back to 2A/K? It is an overnight flight so we don't care about talking or eating but just how close will I be sleeping next to some random stranger in 1K?
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Old Sep 24, 17, 8:31 am
  #418  
 
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Can someone advise re BA12 SIN>LHR on 06 Oct 17.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 25, 17, 4:46 am
  #419  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by kingcole974 View Post
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.
Thanks kingcole974 and Frequent Flyer 101

I appreciate the help and FWIW I got an OpUp to club on 192 and stayed in WT+ on 199. Your mileage may vary.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 7:18 am
  #420  
 
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Hi all - I wonder if someone would be so kind as to help me with flight loads for two upcoming flights?

BA93 LHR to YYZ on Thurs 12 October
BA98 YYZ to LHR on Sat 21 October

Currently booked into WT on the way to YYZ, and WT+ on the return leg.

Would really like to upgrade to WT+ on the outbound but it was booked through TA (travelling for work) so no option of an online upgrade offer, and it's the lowest fare class so no option to upgrade with avios. I am guessing my only option will to see if a paid upgrade will be available at the airport on the day, but also not sure how possible that is/i.e. how busy the flight is. Cheers.
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