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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 10, 18, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by timcjp View Post
Hi - where can I find this info? I have an EF subscription but not noticed this before... Thanks!
It's not in EF but here on the BA Forum Dashboard, well worth a read, and often talked about on the BA Board. The 86J seated ones all have the latest Panasonic IFE. The 52J seaters have the older system.

BA Forum Dashboard

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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:07 am
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Thanks Peter01!!

In that case is it likely that this will be one of the aircraft equipped with WiFi?
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by Spruce-Moose View Post
Thanks Peter01!!

In that case is it likely that this will be one of the aircraft equipped with WiFi?
IIRC there are 4 747's fitted so as there are 38 left roughly a 10% chance. These have it so far.

On-board WiFi: soft launch is underway
  • G-CIVR - 747 86J
  • G-CIVS - 747 86J
  • G-CIVV - 747 86J
  • G-CIVX - 747 86J
If you are on one of these I expect you to tell us on FT how much you are enjoying the F cabin whilst flying across the Atlantic
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Old Jan 10, 18, 8:33 am
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Hi folks!
Apologies as I mispost in another thread, could anyone provide the availability for BA 2667 15JAN RAK-LGW?
Not sure about cross posting mistakes so I'll leave the post in the original thread here but mods feel free to delete as appropriate
(Help Check GLA-SIN in WT+ Possible BA site glitch)
Thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 10, 18, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
Hi folks!
Apologies as I mispost in another thread, could anyone provide the availability for BA 2667 15JAN RAK-LGW?
Not sure about cross posting mistakes so I'll leave the post in the original thread here but mods feel free to delete as appropriate
(Help Check GLA-SIN in WT+ Possible BA site glitch)
Thanks in advance!
Busy busy busy!

MON 15JAN18 MARRAKECH /LONDON
1 RAK LGW 1810 2145 BA2667
J1 C1 DC RC IC Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 LC VC NC QC OC SC G0
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Old Jan 10, 18, 9:37 am
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wow, thanks!
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Old Jan 10, 18, 1:20 pm
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**UPDATED**

Hello!

Would someone be able to check the flight load please?

BA0031 London to Hong Kong Wed 14 Feb 2018 18:25

BA0032 Hong Kong to London Wed 07 Mar 2018 23:30

Thank you

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Old Jan 11, 18, 4:57 am
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Could someone please check loads for:

BA073 LHR- AUH (Abu Dhabi) on 9th February 2018
BA072 AUH-LHR on 25th February 2018

Thanks all
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Old Jan 11, 18, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
Could someone please check loads for:

BA073 LHR- AUH (Abu Dhabi) on 9th February 2018
BA 73
LHR 09/02/18 13:20
AUH 10/02/18 0:35
789
F2 A1 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y7 B4 H1 K1 M1 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

UK POS
BA072 AUH-LHR on 25th February 2018
BA 72
AUH 25/02/18 2:05
LHR 25/02/18 6:15
789
F3 A2 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0
Thanks all
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Old Jan 11, 18, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
could someone please check loads for:

Ba073 lhr- auh (abu dhabi) on 9th february 2018
ba072 auh-lhr on 25th february 2018

thanks all
ba 073 lhr 5 auh 1 1320 0035+1e0/789 7:15
f2 a1 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e7 t7 y7 b4 h1 k1 m1 l1 gl

ba 072 auh 1 lhr 5 0205 0615 e0/789 8:10
f3 a2 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 gl






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Old Jan 11, 18, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by HKGEDI View Post
**UPDATED**

Hello!

Would someone be able to check the flight load please?

BA0031 London to Hong Kong Wed 14 Feb 2018 18:25

BA0032 Hong Kong to London Wed 07 Mar 2018 23:30

Thank you
Here you go:

BA31 :: F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q2 O0 G0

BA32 :: F9 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0
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Old Jan 12, 18, 2:13 am
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Could someone please check loads LHR-DXB BA 107 on 8th Feb?

Yesterday they had T bucket seats today itís all gone

thanks!
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Old Jan 12, 18, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by Foofighter69 View Post
Could someone please check loads LHR-DXB BA 107 on 8th Feb?

Yesterday they had T bucket seats today itís all gone

thanks!
All 3 BA flights in WT+
THU 08FEB18
LHR DXB 1235 2345 BA 107 W7 E5 TC#744
LHR DXB 2040#0745 BA 105 W2 EC TC#744
LHR DXB 2140#0835 BA 109 W5 E3 TC#777

Day before is wide open:
WED 07FEB18
LHR DXB 1235 2345 BA 107 T9#744
LHR DXB 2040#0745 BA 105 T6#777
LHR DXB 2140#0835 BA 109 T5#777
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Old Jan 12, 18, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by timcjp View Post
Here you go:

BA31 :: F9 A9 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q2 O0 G0

BA32 :: F9 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0
Thank you
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Old Jan 12, 18, 8:46 am
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Please would someone do a check on a couple of flights? Thanks in advance

BA59 LHR-CPT 17/01/2018
BA58 CPT-LHR 22/01/2018
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