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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 30, 17, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by GavT_london View Post

Thanks - yup seems pretty busy. Already in F so hoping NO ONEis bumpedup! Lol
I have never found a significant correlation between the number of passengers in First and the quality of service. Empty or full a good crew will perform.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Rubecula View Post
I have never found a significant correlation between the number of passengers in First and the quality of service. Empty or full a good crew will perform.
I've been on my own in F, and the service was basically 'on demand" and therefore felt a bit lacking.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by deboyzoned View Post
BA 246 0 GRU 07/01/18 5:25 PM LHR 08/01/18 7:00 AM 777 Su 80% / 18m
F2 A1 J9 C3 D1 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H2 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Thanks a lot!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 3:50 am
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Please could someone check the loads for BA11 LHR to SIN on 13 December? Thank you!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by tm84 View Post
please could someone check the loads for ba11 lhr to sin on 13 december? Thank you!
f2 a1 j9 c9 d9 r0 i0 w9 e9 t8 y9 b9 h9 k7 m5 l3 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Dec 7, 17, 9:42 am
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I would greatly appreciate someone checking the following flights (if possible):

Today 12/7 BA1521 (operated by AA) DFW to LHR
Tomorrow 12/8 BA0199 LHR to BOM

thanks!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by Harry Harry View Post
I would greatly appreciate someone checking the following flights (if possible):

Today 12/7 BA1521 (operated by AA) DFW to LHR
Tomorrow 12/8 BA0199 LHR to BOM

thanks!
BA1521 on 7th Dec
F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 V7 N7 S7 O7 Q7 G7

BA199 on 8th Dec
F0 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Dec 7, 17, 10:18 am
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Thank you ringingup!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:13 pm
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Is anyone able to confirm the load on BA15 (LHR-SYD) on 15 December?

Many thanks indeed!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by EfficientTraveller View Post
Is anyone able to confirm the load on BA15 (LHR-SYD) on 15 December?

Many thanks indeed!
Hello! It looks like it's standing room only. With a UK POS it's showing as:

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Hope that helps!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:41 pm
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Many thanks Geordie!

Originally Posted by Geordie405 View Post
Hello! It looks like it's standing room only. With a UK POS it's showing as:

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Hope that helps!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:19 pm
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Hello again, any chance to have the loads of IB6856 08/12/2017, EZE to MAD 14:35? Being offered an upgrade online and wondering why as am on the cheapest of the cheapo economy fares. Might be a full bird? It is a BA code share...
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by yrin View Post
Hello again, any chance to have the loads of IB6856 08/12/2017, EZE to MAD 14:35? Being offered an upgrade online and wondering why as am on the cheapest of the cheapo economy fares. Might be a full bird? It is a BA code share...
Here are the loads and a warm welcome to Flyertalk yrin. Lots of economy availability and a few in J too.

J9 C9 D0 R0 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9
S9 N9 Q9 O0 A0
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:48 pm
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BA 10 22 DEC BKK to LHR and BA 9 1 JAN LHR to BKK

Could someone please check flight loads for me on these flights? If possible can anyone access the seat map and do a screen shot for Premium Economy (WTP) and Business for these flights?

Thanks so much.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 6:25 pm
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So how is BA 48 (SEA - LHR) looking on Dec 16th?

Many thanks in advance.
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