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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 22, 17, 10:26 pm
  #751  
 
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Originally Posted by AdBoy View Post
And sorry, forgot to add:

LHR-GIG - BA249 @ 11.35 on December 30th: J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G1
and
GRU-LHR - BA246 @ 17.25 on January 7th: F3 A2 J9 C8 D2 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Nov 23, 17, 2:20 am
  #752  
 
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Many thanks!
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Old Nov 23, 17, 7:59 am
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Could someone be so kind to check loads for BA236 DME-LHR 30/11/17.

Thanks

S
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Old Nov 23, 17, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post
Could someone be so kind to check loads for BA236 DME-LHR 30/11/17.

Thanks

S
UK POS

BA 236
DME 30/11/17 5:40
LHR 30/11/17 6:55
321
J8 C8 D8 R7 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Nov 23, 17, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
UK POS

BA 236
DME 30/11/17 5:40
LHR 30/11/17 6:55
321
J8 C8 D8 R7 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
Thank you very muchly

S
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Old Nov 23, 17, 11:23 am
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Join Date: Nov 2017
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Can anyone kindly check the loads for BA0245 LHR-EZE 2571172017? Not flown BA in ages and just curious as to how busy this flight will be. Though I understand the search results may not tell me much.
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Old Nov 23, 17, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by yrin View Post
Can anyone kindly check the loads for BA0245 LHR-EZE 2571172017? Not flown BA in ages and just curious as to how busy this flight will be. Though I understand the search results may not tell me much.
If I read date correct as 25/11/2017 ...results are

Departing LHR on 11/25/17 12:00 AM for EZE
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 245 0 LHR EZE 777 Daily J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K4 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Nov 23, 17, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Bat 21 View Post
If I read date correct as 25/11/2017 ...results are

Departing LHR on 11/25/17 12:00 AM for EZE
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 245 0 LHR EZE 777 Daily J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K4 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
Thank you, you have read the date correctly! Though departing time is 22:10 according to my flight plan. Looks like a few seats might still be empty which is good news for me! No upgrade likely with that many seats available but may not have someone sitting right next to us.
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Old Nov 24, 17, 5:32 am
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Please could someone check the loads on ba 142 Del to LHR on 27 Nov 2018 at 0320? I have been trying to work out how busy it is from ba.com but the number of Y, W and J seats they are willing to sell changes day by day and from morning to evening. Much appreciated in advance!
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Old Nov 24, 17, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by tc69 View Post
Please could someone check the loads on ba 142 Del to LHR on 27 Nov 2018 at 0320? I have been trying to work out how busy it is from ba.com but the number of Y, W and J seats they are willing to sell changes day by day and from morning to evening. Much appreciated in advance!
BA 1420DEL
11/27/17 3:20 AMLHR
11/27/17 7:35 AM744
Daily
60% / 24mF6 A0 J5 C1 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y2 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Nov 24, 17, 8:02 am
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Grateful for these two. Thank you.

BA67 LHR-PHL 6/12/17
BA114 JFK-LHR 18/12/17

NTFM
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Old Nov 24, 17, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by notiersforme View Post
grateful for these two. Thank you.

Ba67 lhr-phl 6/12/17
ba114 jfk-lhr 18/12/17

ntfm
wed 06dec17 london area /philadelphia
2 lhr phl 1245 1555 ba 67
f6 a5 j9 c2 d3 rc ic w9 e9 t5 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9

mon 18dec17 new york /london area
2 jfk lhr 2145#0935 ba 114
f7 a6 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e5 tc y9 b9 h9 k7 m4 l1 vc sc nc qc oc g0
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Old Nov 24, 17, 9:22 am
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Thanks Sam Bee for rapid response.
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Old Nov 24, 17, 10:29 am
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Grateful if anyone can update with the loads on these two flights please..
  1. BA105 LHR to Dubai on the 29th November leaving at 20:40
  2. BA 106 Dubai to LHR on the 4th December leaving at 02:25
Will make a Kama Coffee donation on your behalf, many thanks in advance...
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Old Nov 25, 17, 10:57 am
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Hi,

I'd appreciate if someone could check loads on BA112, JFK-LHR, 28th Nov, next week.

Thanks.
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