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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 8, 17, 1:35 pm
  #676  
 
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Originally Posted by Ngl100 View Post
BA0196 IAH/LHR 9th November.


Thanks in advance
Economy is all that is available ...

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H8 K5 M3 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Nov 8, 17, 8:30 pm
  #677  
 
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Can I have load BA 32 - 22 Nov HKG to LHR

Hello.

Been trying to upgrade with miles from WT+to J for weeks.. daily checks.
Would appreciate to know what is actually showing as available to buy.

Many thanks.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 8:39 pm
  #678  
 
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Originally Posted by deadinabsentia View Post
Hello.

Been trying to upgrade with miles from WT+to J for weeks.. daily checks.
Would appreciate to know what is actually showing as available to buy.

Many thanks.
J9C9D9R9I0

I would think revenue management think they can sell all the business class seats for this flight and are perhaps not going to release any more then the 2 booked.It is also F2A2 so not much there.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 6:53 am
  #679  
 
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Hey everyone.

Could someone please check availability for BA 31 (LHR to HKG) on 25/11 and 26/11

Thanks!
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Old Nov 9, 17, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by AlmostBritish View Post
Hey everyone.

Could someone please check availability for BA 31 (LHR to HKG) on 25/11 and 26/11

Thanks!
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/25/17 12:00 AM for HKG
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 31 0 LHR HKG 388 Daily F1 A1 J9 C9 D9 R6 I5 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
11/25/17 6:25 PM 11/26/17 2:20 PM 63% / 24m

0 Connections
BA 27 0 LHR HKG 777 M,W,Sa F0 A0 J7 C3 D0 R0 I0 W6 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
11/25/17 8:50 PM 11/26/17 4:45 PM 76% / 18m

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/26/17 12:00 AM for HKG
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 31 0 LHR HKG 388 Daily F1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R6 I0 W9 E8 T2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
11/26/17 6:25 PM 11/27/17 2:20 PM 63% / 24m

0 Connections
BA 27 0 LHR HKG 777 Su,T,Th,F F4 A2 J9 C7 D1 R0 I0 W9 E9 T4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q6 O2 G0
11/26/17 8:50 PM 11/27/17 4:45 PM 76% / 18m
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Old Nov 10, 17, 6:34 am
  #681  
 
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If anyone could check when they have some free time for the following...

CPT-PLZ 4 DEC BA6323
PLZ-CPT 7 DEC BA 6324


Thanks , i appreciate it !
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Old Nov 10, 17, 6:37 am
  #682  
 
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Hi there, would be really grateful if someone could share load data for BA275 to Vegas on 21st November please, just wondering if there is any likelihood of 2 premium award seats opening up - many thanks in advance
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Old Nov 10, 17, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
If anyone could check when they have some free time for the following...

CPT-PLZ 4 DEC BA6323
PLZ-CPT 7 DEC BA 6324


Thanks , i appreciate it !
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing CPT on 12/04/17 12:00 AM for PLZ
Returning on 12/07/17 12:00 AM 
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA (MN) 6323  0      CPT                PLZ                734       Daily           J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L7 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     12/04/17 11:35 AM  12/04/17 12:45 PM            83% / 19m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing CPT on 12/04/17 12:00 AM for PLZ
Returning on 12/07/17 12:00 AM 
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA (MN) 6324  0      PLZ                CPT                734       M,T,W,Th,F      J9 C9 D9 R8 I4 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     12/07/17 9:40 AM   12/07/17 10:55 AM            86% / 10m
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Old Nov 10, 17, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by ajd184 View Post
Hi there, would be really grateful if someone could share load data for BA275 to Vegas on 21st November please, just wondering if there is any likelihood of 2 premium award seats opening up - many thanks in advance
Availability rather than load, but it's all I've got, sorry.
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.comFlight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 11/21/17 12:00 AM for LAS
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 275 0 LHR LAS 744 Daily F1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L5 V2 S2 N2 Q0 O0 G0
11/21/17 3:50 PM 11/21/17 6:30 PM 55% / 29m
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Old Nov 10, 17, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by internetplumber View Post
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing CPT on 12/04/17 12:00 AM for PLZ
Returning on 12/07/17 12:00 AM 
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA (MN) 6323  0      CPT                PLZ                734       Daily           J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L7 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     12/04/17 11:35 AM  12/04/17 12:45 PM            83% / 19m
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing CPT on 12/04/17 12:00 AM for PLZ
Returning on 12/07/17 12:00 AM 
Flying BA  
Direct/Non-Stop Only


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
BA (MN) 6324  0      PLZ                CPT                734       M,T,W,Th,F      J9 C9 D9 R8 I4 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 
                     12/07/17 9:40 AM   12/07/17 10:55 AM            86% / 10m
Thanks a ton , good chance of a op-up then on the PLZ-CPT sector as GCH !
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Old Nov 12, 17, 1:45 am
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Please could you help with flight load?

Please could someone post flight loads and also the fare classes for these flights.
BA118 BLR-LHR DEC 21
BA099 LHR-YYZ DEC 21

Thank you so much!
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Old Nov 12, 17, 3:48 pm
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Would someone be kind enough to tell me the loads for BA057 (LHR - JNB) this Tuesday, 14 November?
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Old Nov 12, 17, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ba235 View Post
would someone be kind enough to tell me the loads for ba057 (lhr - jnb) this tuesday, 14 november?
f6 a5 j9 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e7 t5 y9 b9 h9 k9 m6 l6 v6 s6 n6 q3 o0 g0
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Old Nov 12, 17, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by MarkLHR View Post
f6 a5 j9 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e7 t5 y9 b9 h9 k9 m6 l6 v6 s6 n6 q3 o0 g0
Thanks very much.
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Old Nov 12, 17, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by numbiceman View Post
please could someone post flight loads and also the fare classes for these flights.
Ba118 blr-lhr dec 21
ba099 lhr-yyz dec 21

thank you so much!
ba118 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
ba099 j9 c8 d6 r3 i0 w4 e2 t0 y6 b3 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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