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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 Feb 8, 18, 2:23 pm
  #1126  
 
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
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
That was quick! Thank you very much, much appreciated.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 2:30 pm
  #1127  
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Originally Posted by Inselhuepfer View Post
That was quick! Thank you very much, much appreciated.
No problem. The seat map shows 18 seats free plus 2 bassinet seats blocked. If I'm correct quite a few folks haven't selected their seats or haven't paid to select them but given it's the school holidays and lots of snow in Whistler I suspect that the WTP will be full but in flight terms as I understand it your flight in terms of loads is still way off so can and most likely will change.
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Old Feb 10, 18, 1:49 am
  #1128  
 
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I would be most grateful if someone could check the following flights for me;

BA105 LHR-DXB 24.02.18
BA106 DXB-LHR 28.02.18
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Old Feb 10, 18, 1:59 am
  #1129  
 
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Originally Posted by headingwest View Post
i would be most grateful if someone could check the following flights for me;

ba105 lhr-dxb 24.02.18
ba106 dxb-lhr 28.02.18
ba 105
lhr 24/02/18 20:40
dxb 25/02/18 7:45
777
f5 a2 j7 c2 d2 r0 i0 w2 e0 t0 y8 b5 h2 k2 m2 l2 v2 s1 n0 q0 o0 g0

ba 106
dxb 28/02/18 2:25
lhr 28/02/18 6:25
744
f9 a9 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t7 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g0
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:05 am
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Thank you so much peterinlewesuk
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:17 pm
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Hi. Could someone kindly check the loads on BA066 PHL-LHR for today (10/02)?
Offered W-J for 390 and not sure whether to take it or possible opup?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:24 pm
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[QUOTE=w3andw4d;29402565]Hi. Could someone kindly check the loads on BA066 PHL-LHR for today (10/02)?
Offered W-J for 390 and not sure whether to take it or possible opup?

Thanks in advance.[/QUOTEnnections
BA 66
PHL 10/02/18 18:35
LHR 11/02/18 6:30
744
F6 A5 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:38 pm
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Thanks for your help peterinlewesuk!
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Old Feb 12, 18, 2:46 am
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I would appreciate a load check for BA 054 (JNB-LHR) on 19 Feb 2018.
&
BA055 LHR - JNB 24 Feb 2018

Many thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by joen View Post
I would appreciate a load check for BA 054 (JNB-LHR) on 19 Feb 2018.
&
BA055 LHR - JNB 24 Feb 2018

Many thanks in advance.
BA 540JNB
19/02/18 21:50LHR
20/02/18 7:15388
Daily
82% / 28mF1 A0 J6 C6 D6 R5 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y8 B2
H2 K2 M2 L2 V2 S2 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 550LHR
24/02/18 18:10JNB
25/02/18 7:15388
Daily
66% / 30mF3 A2 J8 C5 D4 R3 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Feb 12, 18, 11:16 am
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My BA0224 flight MSY to LHR today has been cancelled, please can you let me know the flight loads for tomorrow?

Many thanks!
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Old Feb 12, 18, 12:09 pm
  #1137  
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Originally Posted by MichelleUK1 View Post
My BA0224 flight MSY to LHR today has been cancelled, please can you let me know the flight loads for tomorrow?

Many thanks!
BA 2240MSY
02/13/18 8:10 PMLHR
02/14/18 11:00 AM789
M,T,W,F,Sa
70% / 31mJ9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y8 B4 H4 K3
M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G1
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Old Feb 12, 18, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by BA Humbug View Post
BA 2240MSY
02/13/18 8:10 PMLHR
02/14/18 11:00 AM789
M,T,W,F,Sa
70% / 31mJ9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y8 B4 H4 K3
M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G1
Thank you BA Humbug
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Old Feb 13, 18, 6:38 am
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Hi, could someone please see what the load is like on BA 247 LHR-GRU on Mar 13 and the return BA 246 GRU-LHR on Mar 18?
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Old Feb 13, 18, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by simon1234567 View Post
Hi, could someone please see what the load is like on BA 247 LHR-GRU on Mar 13 and the return BA 246 GRU-LHR on Mar 18?
Here you go...

BA 2470LHR
13/03/18 21:05GRU
14/03/18 5:55777
Daily
82% / 83mF8 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA 2460GRU
18/03/18 16:25LHR
19/03/18 7:00777
Daily
85% / 49mF9 A9 J9 C8 D6 R4 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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