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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 Dec 20, 17, 4:04 pm
  #886  
 
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Originally Posted by Maze13 View Post
Hey.

Could someone please check:

BA 66 PHL-LHR 22Dec


Thanks a lot.
Here we go, US POS;

​​​​​​F9 A6 J8 C1 D1 R0 I0 W6 E4 T0 Y9 B3 H2 K2 M1 L1 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G5
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Old Dec 21, 17, 12:19 am
  #887  
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Originally Posted by Maze13 View Post
Hey.

Could someone please check:

BA 66 PHL-LHR 22Dec


Thanks a lot.
BA 66
PHL 12/22/17 6:35 PM
LHR 12/23/17 6:30 AM
744
Daily
71% / 35m

F1 A0 J8 C1 D1 R0 I0 W5 E3 T0 Y9 B2
H1 K1 M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G4
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Old Dec 24, 17, 6:59 am
  #888  
 
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Hello

Could Someone Please Check:

BA 011
29Th Dec
LHR - SIN

Thanks
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Old Dec 24, 17, 7:13 am
  #889  
 
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Originally Posted by Duvall101 View Post
Hello

Could Someone Please Check:

BA 011
29Th Dec
LHR - SIN

Thanks
UK POS
BA 11
LHR 29/12/17 19:05
SIN 30/12/17 15:55
388
F3 A2 J9 C2 D1 R0 I0 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Dec 24, 17, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
UK POS
BA 11
LHR 29/12/17 19:05
SIN 30/12/17 15:55
388
F3 A2 J9 C2 D1 R0 I0 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Thanks for the quick response!
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Old Dec 24, 17, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by Duvall101 View Post
Thanks for the quick response!
Seems I will miss you at LHR by just one day, we have a small group going to HKG on 30th. Seems F is getting full on that one too
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Old Dec 24, 17, 6:27 pm
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Ca someone check the following please:

UK POS
BA 282 LAX-LHR. 31 December 2017

Thanks in advance
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Old Dec 24, 17, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by acbs View Post
ca someone check the following please:

Uk pos
ba 282 lax-lhr. 31 december 2017

thanks in advance
uk pos

f9 a9 j9 c4 d1 r0 i0 w9 e5 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o0 g9

Departing LAX on 12/31/17
Flying BA
Point of Sale: UK
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Old Dec 26, 17, 3:30 am
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Season Greetings !

Is anyone able to advise loading for BA117 LHR > JFK departing 27 Dec at 0825?

TIA!
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Old Dec 26, 17, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
season greetings !

Is anyone able to advise loading for ba117 lhr > jfk departing 27 dec at 0825?

Tia!
uk pos

ba 117
lhr 27/12/17 8:25
jfk 27/12/17 11:30
777
f4 a3 j7 c1 d1 r0 i0 w8 e5 t5 y9 b5 h4 k1 m1 l1 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g5
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Old Dec 26, 17, 6:23 am
  #896  
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Seasons greetings all. Would someone be so kind in checking loads on BA237, LHR-DME On 29/12/17.

Many thanks in advance.

S
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Old Dec 26, 17, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by saltire74 View Post
seasons greetings all. Would someone be so kind in checking loads on ba237, lhr-dme on 29/12/17.

Many thanks in advance.

S
uk pos
ba 237
lhr 29/12/17 21:35
dme 30/12/17 4:20
321
j9 c1 d0 r0 i0 y9 b9 h9 k8 m6 l3 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g7
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Old Dec 26, 17, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
uk pos
ba 237
lhr 29/12/17 21:35
dme 30/12/17 4:20
321
j9 c1 d0 r0 i0 y9 b9 h9 k8 m6 l3 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g7
Thank you for that kind sir.

S
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Old Dec 26, 17, 9:40 am
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Hi

Would anyone be able to check the loads and J seat map for ba545 blq-lhr for tomorrow 27/12? The app is showing a 320 but the seat map looks more 321 given there is a bassinet at row 9...

Many thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 26, 17, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by polochick View Post
Hi

Would anyone be able to check the loads and J seat map for ba545 blq-lhr for tomorrow 27/12? The app is showing a 320 but the seat map looks more 321 given there is a bassinet at row 9...

Many thanks in advance!
UK POS

J6 C4 D1 R0 I0 Y8 B6 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0N0 Q0 O0 S0 G4

EF is showing an A321, and looking at the seat map, it looks like a mid-haul 321, with 8 rows of Club in 1-2 / 2-1 configuration.


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