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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 28, 17, 12:03 am
  #436  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
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Originally Posted by drwoodsy1 View Post
Hi there. Would someone be able to kindly check the following please;

YVR-LHR 13th Oct BA084
LHR-YVR - 20th Oct BA085

Booked into WT+ wondering if any availability will appear for upgrade (Avios) as we get closer to the flight(s).

Thanks

drwoodsy
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Flight Availability Search
Departing YVR on 10/13/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Returning on 10/20/17 12:00 AM 
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 84         0      YVR                LHR                744       Daily           F8 A7 J9 C7 D6 R6 I0 W8 E6 T3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9 
                     10/13/17 8:55 PM   10/14/17 2:15 PM             67% / 22m

BA 85         0      LHR                YVR                744       F,Sa            F2 A1 J8 C6 D4 R4 I1 W9 E9 T6 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q1 O0 G0 
                     10/20/17 5:20 PM   10/20/17 6:50 PM             40% / 32m
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Old Sep 28, 17, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by Professor Yaffle View Post
I would appreciate a load check for BA 0274 on 19/10/17 (LAS-LHR). I am hoping for some late reward seat releases

Thanks in advance.
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Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
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Flight Availability Search
Departing LAS on 10/19/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes

0 Connections
BA 274        0      LAS                LHR                744       Su,M,T,W,Th,F   F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W6 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9 
                     10/19/17 9:30 PM   10/20/17 3:30 PM             76% / 19m
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Old Sep 28, 17, 2:38 am
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Thanks duvin
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Old Sep 28, 17, 6:23 am
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Hi - please could somebody check the loads for ba56 jnb-lhr on 29 sep?

Thanks

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Old Sep 28, 17, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by 26left View Post
hi - please could somebody check the loads for ba56 jnb-lhr on 29 sep?

Thanks

26left
fri 29sep17 johannesburg/london area
jnb lhr 29/1920#0530 ba 56

f4 a3 j1 c0 dc rc ic w3 ec tc y9 b8 h5 k3 m0 lc vc sc nc qc oc g0
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Old Sep 28, 17, 7:39 am
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Hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA0213 LHR-BOS 24th October


Many thanks!

haax
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Old Sep 28, 17, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by haax007 View Post
hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

Ba0213 lhr-bos 24th october


many thanks!

Haax
tue 24oct17 london area /boston
1 lhr bos 1115 1330 ba 213
f1 a0 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e3 tc y8c b6 h3 k3 m3 l3 v3 s1 n1 qc oc g0
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Old Sep 28, 17, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
tue 24oct17 london area /boston
1 lhr bos 1115 1330 ba 213
f1 a0 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e3 tc y8c b6 h3 k3 m3 l3 v3 s1 n1 qc oc g0
That is great! Thanks!!
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Old Sep 28, 17, 9:13 am
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Thanks Duvin
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Old Sep 28, 17, 11:08 am
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BGI

BA2154. BGI / LGW. 5th Oct First

thanks
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Old Sep 28, 17, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by Ngl100 View Post
BA2154. BGI / LGW. 5th Oct First

thanks
F8 A8

UK POS.

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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:14 am
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BA0851 WAW to LHR 18.15 29th Sep

Could somebody check the load for BA0851 WAW to LHR today at 18.15 please,

Thanks

DTB
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by down the back View Post
could somebody check the load for ba0851 waw to lhr today at 18.15 please,

thanks

dtb
uk pos;

j1 c0 d0 r0 i0 y6 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 n0 q0 o0 s0 g0
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by MHendo84 View Post
uk pos;

j1 c0 d0 r0 i0 y6 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 n0 q0 o0 s0 g0
Thanks MHendo84,
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Old Sep 30, 17, 12:06 am
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Hi, hoping I can request to check OneWorld? Can someone help check CX flight load for any direct flights from LHR to HKG on Oct 13 please? I'm on waitlist at the moment...
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