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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 Jan 6, 18, 9:09 am
  #961  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
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Originally Posted by Coates55 View Post
Hi there,

Would someone be kind enough to check and post the seat availability for the following flights.

Sat 13 Jan London- Abu Dhabi (AUH) BA0073
Thurs 1 Feb Abu Dhabi(AUH) - London BA0072
Many thanks.
Point of Sale: UK

BA 73
LHR 01/13/18 1:20 PM
AUH 01/14/18 12:35 AM
789
Daily 87% / 34m
F3 A1 J5 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y6 B2
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

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BA 72
AUH 02/01/18 2:05 AM
LHR 02/01/18 6:15 AM
789
Daily 90% / 21m
F1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Jan 6, 18, 11:11 am
  #962  
 
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Originally Posted by FlyerWx View Post
Point of Sale: UK

BA 73
LHR 01/13/18 1:20 PM
AUH 01/14/18 12:35 AM
789
Daily 87% / 34m
F3 A1 J5 C2 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y6 B2
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

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BA 72
AUH 02/01/18 2:05 AM
LHR 02/01/18 6:15 AM
789
Daily 90% / 21m
F1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
Many,Many thanks for this info- looks pretty full on the way out in Y but empty on the return.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 3:13 pm
  #963  
 
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Hello,

Could somebody please check BA209 (LHR - MIA) on Tuesday January 30th 2018. Thank you.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 3:32 pm
  #964  
 
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Originally Posted by LawrenceEaves View Post
Hello,

Could somebody please check BA209 (LHR - MIA) on Tuesday January 30th 2018. Thank you.
Point of Sale: UK

BA 209
LHR 01/30/18 2:15 PM
MIA 01/30/18 7:10 PM
388
Daily 52% / 30m
F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T6 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Jan 6, 18, 3:38 pm
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Hi,

Could someone please check LHR - HKG BA31 - 11 Jan & HKG - LHR BA32 21 Jan
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Old Jan 6, 18, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by skinnyman View Post
hi,

could someone please check lhr - hkg ba31 - 11 jan & hkg - lhr ba32 21 jan
ba 031 f3 a2 j9 c7 d3 w9 e9
t6 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s7 n5 gl

ba 032 f4 a3 j9 c9 d9 r9 w9
e9 t6 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Jan 7, 18, 8:54 am
  #967  
 
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Can someone please check:

8th Jan BA 213 LHR-BOS


Thanks a lot.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 10:05 am
  #968  
 
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Originally Posted by Maze13 View Post
Can someone please check:

8th Jan BA 213 LHR-BOS


Thanks a lot.
UK based availability. Slammed!

BA 213 F1 AL J2 CL WL YL BL
HL KL ML GL
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Old Jan 7, 18, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by TheAgent View Post


UK based availability. Slammed!

BA 213 F1 AL J2 CL WL YL BL
HL KL ML GL
OMG!

Thank you
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Old Jan 7, 18, 1:33 pm
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Iím still kind of new here, be grateful if anyone could be bothered:-

LHR to MSY, 19 Jan, BA 225

Mulling an upgrade WT+ to CW and want to assess chances of op up. Thank you!
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Old Jan 7, 18, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by dev1980 View Post
iím still kind of new here, be grateful if anyone could be bothered:-

lhr to msy, 19 jan, ba 225

mulling an upgrade wt+ to cw and want to assess chances of op up. Thank you!
ba 225 j9 c9 d9 r9 w9 e9 t5
y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Jan 7, 18, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by TheAgent View Post


ba 225 j9 c9 d9 r9 w9 e9 t5
y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
Thank you. I think Iíll view that as an ďunlikely op upĒ scenario at this point.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 1:07 am
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I would be grateful if someone could have a look at whatís left in F on BA113 LHR-JFK on 13/1/18.

i was also wondering what IFE will be on the flight, I know itís a 747 but would a specific aircraft be assigned to the flight yet?

Many thanks!
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Old Jan 10, 18, 1:22 am
  #974  
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Originally Posted by Spruce-Moose View Post
I would be grateful if someone could have a look at what’s left in F on BA113 LHR-JFK on 13/1/18.

i was also wondering what IFE will be on the flight, I know it’s a 747 but would a specific aircraft be assigned to the flight yet?

Many thanks!
It's showing as an 86J at the moment which has the latest Panasonic IFE.

All of row 4 is open as is 5 E,F and K. 1K is blocked. The loads are

F8 A7 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9
H9 K8 M5 L2 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

I see from previous posts your concerned with a possible downgrade as your on a 241. That is a very rare occurrence indeed and something which I believe is overstated on FT so try not to think about that and I am sure you will enjoy your flight as well as the CCR etc.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
It's showing as an 86J at the moment which has the latest Panasonic IFE.
Hi - where can I find this info? I have an EF subscription but not noticed this before... Thanks!
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