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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 Feb 6, 18, 4:26 am
  #1111  
 
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Hi guys

I'd be grateful if some kind soul could check loads on the following flights for me:

BA0273 27/04/18 LHR->SAN
BA0272 03/05/18 SAN->LHR

I'm Gold, trying to work out any upgrade deals on my WT+ booking.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Feb 6, 18, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by Tredders View Post
Hi guys

I'd be grateful if some kind soul could check loads on the following flights for me:

BA0273 27/04/18 LHR->SAN
BA 273
LHR 27/04/18 15:30
SAN 27/04/18 18:45
777
F5 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA0272 03/05/18 SAN->LHR

BA 272
SAN 03/05/18 20:45
LHR 04/05/18 15:20
777
F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

I'm Gold, trying to work out any upgrade deals on my WT+ booking.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Feb 6, 18, 5:57 am
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Thanks Peter.
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Old Feb 7, 18, 4:40 am
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Could someone please check the loads on LHR-TXL(Berlin) BA994 & BA986 for this Saturday (10th Feb) please?

Thank you very much!
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Old Feb 7, 18, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by nofodplease View Post
could someone please check the loads on lhr-txl(berlin) ba994 & ba986 for this saturday (10th feb) please?

Thank you very much!
ba 994
lhr 10/02/18 14:15
txl 10/02/18 17:10
321
j9 c7 d4 r0 i0 y9 b8 h5 k1 m0 l0 v0 n0 q0 o0 s0 g0

ba 986
lhr 10/02/18 16:00
txl 10/02/18 18:50
320
j9 c7 d4 r0 i0 y9 b9 h7 k4 m0 l0 v0 n0 q0 o0 s0 g0
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Old Feb 7, 18, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by peterinlewesuk View Post
ba 994...
Thank you Peter!
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Old Feb 8, 18, 12:41 am
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Could someone please check BA0073 LHR-AUH 09/02/18?
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Old Feb 8, 18, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
Could someone please check BA0073 LHR-AUH 09/02/18?
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 09/02/18 0:00 for AUH
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK


Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 73 0 LHR AUH 789 Daily F1 A0 J4 C2 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
09/02/18 13:20 10/02/18 0:35 87% / 44m
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Old Feb 8, 18, 3:31 am
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Loads please for BA193 LHR-DFW Thu 15 Feb.

Advice also appreciated ref the likely outcome for a BA Silver, currently in a bad bogside seat in WTP.

Given that a week out, all the seats in the WTP (Super Hi-J) cabin are now taken (the last one disappeared yesterday), yet BA are still selling 9 WTP seats, and still have Avios redemption availability.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Loads please for BA193 LHR-DFW Thu 15 Feb.

Advice also appreciated ref the likely outcome for a BA Silver, currently in a bad bogside seat in WTP.

Given that a week out, all the seats in the WTP (Super Hi-J) cabin are now taken (the last one disappeared yesterday), yet BA are still selling 9 WTP seats, and still have Avios redemption availability.
BA 1930LHR
15/02/18 10:30DFW
15/02/18 14:45744
Th
58% / 36mF9 A9 J9 C3 D3 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N1 Q0 O0 G9

They're selling 9 WT+ because there's absolutely shedloads of space in the premium cabins at the moment:
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Old Feb 8, 18, 6:33 am
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Thanks you
Decided to decline BA's offer of an upgrade to WTP of 198.

As a Silver on a daytime flight I can manage WT (I hope) or a free Op UP of course

Last edited by gallagher; Feb 8, 18 at 7:18 am Reason: update
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Old Feb 8, 18, 7:52 am
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Can somebody please check the loads on LHR AUH LHR - BA73/2 - 22nd Feb - 1st March

thanks
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Old Feb 8, 18, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by msstendring View Post
Can somebody please check the loads on LHR AUH LHR - BA73/2 - 22nd Feb - 1st March

thanks
BA 730LHR
22/02/18 13:20AUH
23/02/18 0:35789
Daily
87% / 44mF1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T7 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0

BA 720AUH
01/03/18 2:05LHR
01/03/18 6:15789
Daily
88% / 24mF1 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Feb 8, 18, 12:33 pm
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Ba85 lhr - yvr 17.02.18

Hello,

Could some kind soul please check load for BA85 LHR to YVR on 17th of February? Still keeping my fingers crossed that an Avios upgrade from WTP to J becomes available...

Thank you very much!
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Old Feb 8, 18, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Inselhuepfer View Post
Hello,

Could some kind soul please check load for BA85 LHR to YVR on 17th of February? Still keeping my fingers crossed that an Avios upgrade from WTP to J becomes available...

Thank you very much!
Here you go.

F4 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W5 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N3 Q0 O0 G0
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