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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 Nov 5, 17, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by donglemouse View Post
Would a kind soul be able to check this flight for availability:

BA 0256 Delhi to London Monday 27th Nov departs 11:05

BA have moved my 2 reserved seats in premium economy from window + adjacent seat, to two seats in the centre block.

No window seats now showing available in premium economy.

Contemplating trying to get downgraded into economy to get a window seat as that's my priority.

Thanks
dm
No windows in PE except the bassinet positions. Plenty available in Y, of course.

But very little availability except in F and J ... F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W1 E0 T0 Y4 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Nov 6, 17, 10:29 am
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Can anyone please check BA283 (LHR-LAX) on November 8?
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Old Nov 6, 17, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by B747forever View Post
Can anyone please check BA283 (LHR-LAX) on November 8?
Results from ExpertFlyer.com
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/08/17 12:00 AM for LAX


BA 283 F9 A8 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Rubecula View Post
Results from ExpertFlyer.com
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/08/17 12:00 AM for LAX


BA 283 F9 A8 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
Thanks!
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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:23 pm
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Please can someone check BA 279 LHR - SJC on 18/11/17 please.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by sparky_ View Post
please can someone check ba 279 lhr - sjc on 18/11/17 please.
f5 a4 j4 c2 d0 r0 i0 w8 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s7 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Nov 6, 17, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by SeattleDavid View Post
f5 a4 j4 c2 d0 r0 i0 w8 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s7 n0 q0 o0 g0
Thanks
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Old Nov 7, 17, 9:34 am
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Please could someone check BA42 (CPT to LHR) on 12 Nov

Thanks
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Old Nov 7, 17, 10:06 am
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Sun 12nov17 cape town /london area
2 cpt lhr 2120#0710 ba 42
f3 a0 j2 c0 dc rc ic w2 ec tc y5 b0 h0 k0 m0 lc vc sc nc qc oc g0
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Old Nov 7, 17, 10:29 am
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Hi can somebody please check

LGW - MCO Jan 15 BA2037
MCO - LGW Jan 25 BA2036

Thanks in advance
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Sun 12nov17 cape town /london area
2 cpt lhr 2120#0710 ba 42
f3 a0 j2 c0 dc rc ic w2 ec tc y5 b0 h0 k0 m0 lc vc sc nc qc oc g0
Thanks. Looks like I should do OLCI early
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by david173 View Post
hi can somebody please check

lgw - mco jan 15 ba2037
mco - lgw jan 25 ba2036

thanks in advance
ba2037. J1 c1 d1 r0 i0 w4 e1 t1 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

ba2036. J9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t8 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Nov 7, 17, 3:31 pm
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Can someone please check the loads on ba 143 lhr to DEL on Friday 10 Nov? Many thanks!
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Old Nov 7, 17, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by tc69 View Post
can someone please check the loads on ba 143 lhr to del on friday 10 nov? Many thanks!
f1 a1 j5 c0 d0 r0 i0 w2 e0 t0 y8 b2 h2 k2 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Nov 8, 17, 11:09 am
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Iah / lhr

BA0196 IAH/LHR 9th November.


Thanks in advance
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