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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 11, 17, 5:08 am
  #526  
 
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Hi all - I wonder if someone would be so kind as to help me with an update on 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 (which at present looks delayed), and WT+ on the return leg.

Thanks!
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Old Oct 11, 17, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by jen_lc View Post
Hi all - I wonder if someone would be so kind as to help me with an update on flight loads for two upcoming flights?

BA93 LHR to YYZ on Thurs 12 October

Thanks!
This flight is currently overbooked by 1 (Delay is due to the delay on the inbound MAA flight)
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Old Oct 11, 17, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by jen_lc View Post
Hi all - I wonder if someone would be so kind as to help me with an update on 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 (which at present looks delayed), and WT+ on the return leg.

Thanks!
BA93 LHR to YYZ on Thurs 12 October

F0 A0 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA98 YYZ to LHR on Sat 21 October

F1 A1 J4 C0 D0 R0 I0 W8 E0 T0 Y8 B4 H2 K2 M2 L2 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G2
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Old Oct 11, 17, 10:03 am
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Thank you!
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Old Oct 11, 17, 3:09 pm
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Flight Loads

Could some kind person please check flight loads for BA287 LHR -SFO on Friday, 13th of October? Hoping for late Avios or cheap airport upgrade from WTP to Club.

Thank you very much!
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Old Oct 11, 17, 8:48 pm
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Please would someone check loads on the following flights for me?

BA0138 BOM - LHR Oct 15th
BA0193 LHR - DFW Oct 15th
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Old Oct 12, 17, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Inselhuepfer View Post
Could some kind person please check flight loads for BA287 LHR -SFO on Friday, 13th of October? Hoping for late Avios or cheap airport upgrade from WTP to Club.

Thank you very much!
Its overbooked by 3 in Y. W is booked to full load. 16 spare seats in Club currently
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Old Oct 12, 17, 2:28 am
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Thank you very much! Looking at those numbers, here's keeping my fingers crossed for an operational upgrade...
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Old Oct 12, 17, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by Inselhuepfer View Post
Thank you very much! Looking at those numbers, here's keeping my fingers crossed for an operational upgrade...
Id expect 10-20 no shows. but with that many spare in J I bet theyd quickly take 600 off you for a paid upgrade at check in.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 3:30 am
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Originally Posted by Harry Harry View Post
Please would someone check loads on the following flights for me?

BA0138 BOM - LHR Oct 15th
BA0193 LHR - DFW Oct 15th
UK POS

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing BOM on 10/15/17 12:00 AM for DFW
Flying BA  
Connecting at LHR 
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
1 Connection
BA 138        0      BOM                LHR                789       Daily           F0 A0 J6 C3 D2 R0 I0 W5 E1 T0 Y6 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/15/17 1:45 AM   10/15/17 6:50 AM             85% / 44m
BA 193        0      LHR                DFW                744       Daily           F0 A0 J7 C2 D2 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/15/17 11:55 AM  10/15/17 3:45 PM             48% / 23m
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Old Oct 12, 17, 4:47 am
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Could I have a check on BA2279 LGW-OAK on 28th October, please?

Thanks!

Edit: Sorry, also codeshare AA6230 please!
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Old Oct 12, 17, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by etiene View Post
could i have a check on ba2279 lgw-oak on 28th october, please?

Thanks!

Edit: Sorry, also codeshare aa6230 please!
ba 2279. J9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w7 e7 t6 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

AA6230. J7 R7 D7 I7 W7 P6 Y7 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 S7 N7 Q7 O7
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Old Oct 12, 17, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by duvin View Post
UK POS

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing BOM on 10/15/17 12:00 AM for DFW
Flying BA  
Connecting at LHR 
Exclude Codeshares
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
1 Connection
BA 138        0      BOM                LHR                789       Daily           F0 A0 J6 C3 D2 R0 I0 W5 E1 T0 Y6 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/15/17 1:45 AM   10/15/17 6:50 AM             85% / 44m
BA 193        0      LHR                DFW                744       Daily           F0 A0 J7 C2 D2 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     10/15/17 11:55 AM  10/15/17 3:45 PM             48% / 23m
Thanks Duvin!!
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Old Oct 13, 17, 6:56 am
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Wondering if I could get an update on BA84 YVR-LHR for today 13th Oct.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 13, 17, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by drwoodsy1 View Post
wondering if i could get an update on ba84 yvr-lhr for today 13th oct.

Thanks.
uk pos

ba 84
yvr 13/10/17 20:55
lhr 14/10/17 14:15
744
f5 a4 j1 c0 d0 r0 i0 w4 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m8 l6 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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