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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 Oct 6, 17, 2:48 pm
  #481  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ANR, BELGIUM
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Originally Posted by Geordie405 View Post
Hello! Here you go - with UK POS for both flights:

BA107 - F3 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B7 H4 K4 M4 L4 V4 S4 N4 Q0 O0 G0

BA109 - F2 A1 J4 C1 D0 R0 I0 W7 E3 T0 Y4 B2 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Please be aware that BA107 and BA109 are both LHR - DXB flights. If you need loads for DXB - LHR let me know.
Thanx a lot for the help !!

the return would depend on the departure
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Old Oct 6, 17, 3:24 pm
  #482  
 
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Originally Posted by mrkenneth View Post
May somebody please share the availability for:
BA 084 YVR-LHR on Sun, Nov 12
BA 103 LHR-YYC on Tue, Nov 21
Thank you!
Hello!

For BA84 it's F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

For BA103 it's J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

These are both quoted as UK POS.

Hope that helps.
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Old Oct 6, 17, 3:25 pm
  #483  
 
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Originally Posted by mrkenneth View Post
may somebody please share the availability for:
ba 084 yvr-lhr on sun, nov 12
ba 103 lhr-yyc on tue, nov 21
thank you!
uk pos;

ba84;
f6 a5 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t5 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

ba103;
j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t5 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Oct 7, 17, 2:38 am
  #484  
 
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Could someone check BA033 LHR-KUL on Tuesday 10th October 2017 please?

Last edited by gallagher; Oct 7, 17 at 9:52 am Reason: Corrected month
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:31 am
  #485  
 
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
Could someone check BA033 LHR-KUL on Tuesday 10th February 2017 please?
Think you need to check your diary, we have passed Feb 2017 and the 10th Feb 2018 is a Saturday!

Pilot37
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:55 am
  #486  
 
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Would someone be a star and check BA58 CPT-LHR departing on the 8th October ( tomorrow ).

Thanks that would be magic !
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:57 am
  #487  
 
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Originally Posted by flame3601 View Post
would someone be a star and check ba58 cpt-lhr departing on the 8th october ( tomorrow ).

Thanks that would be magic !
uk pos

ba 58
cpt 08/10/17 19:30
lhr 09/10/17 6:30
744
f1 a0 j5 c0 d0 r0 i0 w2 e0 t0 y3 b1 h1 k1 m1 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:03 am
  #488  
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Can anybody check for me

BA0546
LHR - FCO
10:45 am
8 October 2017

many thanks!!!
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:05 am
  #489  
 
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Originally Posted by shl View Post
can anybody check for me

ba0546
lhr - fco
10:45 am
8 october 2017

many thanks!!!
uk pos

ba 546
lhr 08/10/17 10:45
fco 08/10/17 14:15
319
j2 c2 d0 r1 i0 y9 b8 h4 k1 m0 l0 v0 n0 q0 o0 s0 g0
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:08 am
  #490  
 
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Originally Posted by Shl View Post
Can anybody check for me

BA0546
LHR - FCO
10:45 am
8 October 2017

many thanks!!!
4 spare in J and 7 spare in Y at the moment. GEUOE operating it.
Coaching gate currently
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:16 am
  #491  
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Thank you a lot A P Yu
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Old Oct 7, 17, 9:01 am
  #492  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
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Hey there,

Would anyone be able to check flight load on the following flights for me please?
October 12 - CX238, CX 250, CX 278, CX 254

Thanks!
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Old Oct 7, 17, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Think you need to check your diary, we have passed Feb 2017 and the 10th Feb 2018 is a Saturday!

Pilot37
Sorry - meant 10th October 2017 (now corrected above)
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Old Oct 7, 17, 11:09 am
  #494  
 
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
Sorry - meant 10th October 2017 (now corrected above)
Thanks for correcting - here you go:

BA33
LHR 8:15p → KUL 4:05p
F3 A2 J9 C1 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y8 B4 H1 K1 M1 L1 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G1
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Old Oct 7, 17, 11:59 am
  #495  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
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Hey again,
Would anyone be able to check flight load on the following flights for me please?
October 12 - CX238, CX 250, CX 278, CX 254
Thanks!
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