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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 22, 17, 1:51 pm
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Ba55: J9 c9 d9 r3
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Old Oct 23, 17, 12:25 am
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Hi, could somebody please check the seat availability for the following two flights - thank you in advance!

BA 84 - October 29th YVR - LHR
BA 199 - October 30th LHR - BOM
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Old Oct 23, 17, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by goozey View Post
Hi, could somebody please check the seat availability for the following two flights - thank you in advance!

BA 84 - October 29th YVR - LHR
BA 199 - October 30th LHR - BOM
US POS (?)

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing YVR on 10/29/17 12:00 AM for BOM
Flying BA  
Connecting at LHR 
Exclude Codeshares


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
1 Connection
BA 84         0      YVR                LHR                744       Daily           F4 A3 J9 C4 D4 R3 I0 W9 E8 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9 
                     10/29/17 10:10 PM  10/30/17 2:30 PM             65% / 25m
BA 199        0      LHR                BOM                777       Daily           F0 A0 J1 C1 D1 R0 I0 W9 E7 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 
                     10/30/17 8:50 PM   10/31/17 11:15 AM            81% / 14m
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:07 am
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Hello good people of FT. Would someone be kind enough to check out loads on the following flights (trying to work out whether to cough up for the WTP - CW upgrade or keep my fingers crossed for an opup)

LHR - IAD (BA217), 9.40am, 26th Oct
IAD - LHR (BA292), 23.30, 29th Oct

Thanks in advance!
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:42 am
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Could someone check BA176 LFK>LHR on Thurs 26 October ?

Thank you in advance !
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by peck View Post
Hello good people of FT. Would someone be kind enough to check out loads on the following flights (trying to work out whether to cough up for the WTP - CW upgrade or keep my fingers crossed for an opup)

LHR - IAD (BA217), 9.40am, 26th Oct
IAD - LHR (BA292), 23.30, 29th Oct

Thanks in advance!
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 10/26/17 12:00 AM for IAD
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 217        0      LHR                IAD                744       Daily           F5 A4 J9 C1 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B7 H4 K4 M4 L2 V2 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G3 
                     10/26/17 9:40 AM   10/26/17 12:45 PM            65% / 17m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing IAD on 10/29/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes

0 Connections
BA 292        0      IAD                LHR                744       Daily           F5 A3 J9 C4 D2 R0 I0 W6 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9 
                     10/29/17 11:30 PM  10/30/17 10:40 AM            71% / 20m

Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
Could someone check BA176 LFK>LHR on Thurs 26 October ?

Thank you in advance !
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing JFK on 10/26/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
BA 176        0      JFK                LHR                744       Daily           F7 A6 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N1 Q0 O0 G8 
                     10/26/17 7:30 PM   10/27/17 7:35 AM             65% / 34m
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Old Oct 23, 17, 7:16 am
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Thank you Florens! Looks like I might have to get my credit card out 😭😉
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Old Oct 23, 17, 8:08 am
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Hi could any one kindly advise please
Lgw-Tfs 4/1/18 BA2730
Tfs -lgw 13/1/18 BA2703

Could you tell me on each flight if Row 1 ab & 2df

Are these booked or held for status
Thanks for your help
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Old Oct 23, 17, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by VODKASUNTAN View Post
Hi could any one kindly advise please
Lgw-Tfs 4/1/18 BA2730
Tfs -lgw 13/1/18 BA2703

Could you tell me on each flight if Row 1 ab & 2df

Are these booked or held for status
Thanks for your help
On both flights 1 A&B are blocked and 2 D&F are taken.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 11:46 am
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Hi

Could someone check load for

BA0066; PHL - LHR, Friday November 3rd

Thanks in advance
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Old Oct 23, 17, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by ameripaige View Post
Hi

Could someone check load for

BA0066; PHL - LHR, Friday November 3rd

Thanks in advance
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing PHL on 11/03/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 66         0      PHL                LHR                744       Daily           F7 A1 J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y6 B4 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     11/03/17 7:35 PM   11/04/17 6:30 AM             81% / 31m
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Old Oct 23, 17, 1:40 pm
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I would be grateful if someone would check

10 Nov lhr to kul
20 Nov kul to lhr

many tx
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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:25 pm
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Back on the usual grind...if someone could kindly post for the following flights would be much appreciated

BA12 sin-lhr 27oct
BA11 lhr-sin 4nov
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Old Oct 24, 17, 5:42 am
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Could somebody check BA 182 JFK to LHR on 15th November.

Many thanks.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing PHL on 11/03/17 12:00 AM for LHR
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 66         0      PHL                LHR                744       Daily           F7 A1 J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y6 B4 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     11/03/17 7:35 PM   11/04/17 6:30 AM             81% / 31m
Thank you Florens...cheers
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