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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 18, 17, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by rockflyertalk View Post
hi,

could someone kindly check 0117 lhr - jfk on monday 20th november please?

Thanks
f0 a0 j7 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m7 l5 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Nov 19, 17, 10:18 am
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Please can someone check loads for BA104 DXB - LHR for 20 November?
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Old Nov 19, 17, 10:52 am
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Can someone help check loads for BA215/01DEC please?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:33 am
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Hi

Please can someone check BA11 tonight, Thanks

BA11
LHR-SIN
20/11/17
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by stewaran View Post
Hi

Please can someone check BA11 tonight, Thanks

BA11
LHR-SIN
20/11/17
Happy travels!

MON 20NOV17 LONDON AREA /SINGAPORE
1 LHR SIN 20/1905#1555 BA 11
F3 A3 J9 C0 DC RC IC W9 EC TC Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V3 SC NC QC OC G9
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:50 am
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Please can someone check loads for BA104 DXB - LHR for 20 November?
Sorry - only just seen this, you'll be in the air hopefully?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by Herman Lam View Post
Can someone help check loads for BA215/01DEC please?
I don't know that one, where does it go?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by herman lam View Post
can someone help check loads for ba215/01dec please?
f6 a2 j5 c2 d0 r0 i0 w3 e0 t0 y9 b9h9 k8 m6 l6 v6 s6 n6 q6 o6 g5
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Old Nov 20, 17, 8:06 am
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Please can someone check BA0175 lhr-JFK on Tue 28th Nov

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Old Nov 20, 17, 8:37 am
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Please can someone check BA0175 lhr-JFK on Tue 28th Nov

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Results from ExpertFlyer.comFlight Availability SearchDeparting LHR on 11/28/17 12:00 AM for JFKFlying BA Point of Sale: UKFlightDepartArriveAircraftAvailable Classes0 ConnectionsBA 1750LHR

11/28/17 9:40 AM
JFK

11/28/17 12:40 PM
744F1 A0 J9 C4 D1 R0 I0 W7 E5 T2 Y4 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Nov 20, 17, 9:18 am
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Would somebody kindly be able to check BA2279 from LGW to OAK on Wednesday 22nd Nov?

Thank you!
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Old Nov 20, 17, 9:25 am
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Here you go Coolflyer

Flight Availability Search
Departing LGW on 11/22/17 12:00 AM for OAK
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 2279 0 LGW OAK 777 W,Sa J9 C6 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9
11/22/17 10:10 AM 11/22/17 1:25 PM 52% / 19m
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Old Nov 20, 17, 10:49 am
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Hello,

Please help me with class availability and load for

BA 0284 / 03-DEC
BA 0287 / 08-DEC

Thank you for your help in advance/

Regards,
Ajay
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Old Nov 20, 17, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Ajay Bhat View Post
Hello,

Please help me with class availability and load for

BA 0284 / 03-DEC
BA 0287 / 08-DEC

Thank you for your help in advance/

Regards,
Ajay
What is the route?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Ajay Bhat View Post
Hello,

Please help me with class availability and load for

BA 0284 / 03-DEC
BA 0287 / 08-DEC

Thank you for your help in advance/

Regards,
Ajay
With USA PoS:

BA284: F2 A1 J7 C4 D3 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA287: F3 A2 J6 C3 D1 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V8 S3 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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