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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 13, 18, 8:55 am
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Thank you - that's very helpful!
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Old Feb 13, 18, 5:10 pm
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Could someone please advise:

BA31 LHR - HKG on 18 March please
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Old Feb 13, 18, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ExpatSomchai View Post
Could someone please advise:

BA31 LHR - HKG on 18 March please
UK PoS:

F2 A0 J9 C9 D9 R4 I0 W9 E7 T1 Y9 B9H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N6 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Feb 14, 18, 9:36 am
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Hello!

If someone would be willing to check the loads on BA218 (Den - LHR) on Feb19th I would be very appreciative!
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Old Feb 14, 18, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by bronco122 View Post
Hello!

If someone would be willing to check the loads on BA218 (Den - LHR) on Feb19th I would be very appreciative!
Here you go

BA 218
DEN 02/19/18 5:30 PM
LHR 02/20/18 9:30 AM
744
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
79% / 26m F1 A0 J9 C2 D2 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

(USA Point of Sale)
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Old Feb 14, 18, 9:41 am
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Here you go. UK POS

F1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

USA POS:

F1 A0 J9 C2 D2 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

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Old Feb 14, 18, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by BertieBadger View Post
Here you go

BA 218
DEN 02/19/18 5:30 PM
LHR 02/20/18 9:30 AM
744
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
79% / 26m F1 A0 J9 C2 D2 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

(USA Point of Sale)
Thank you very much!
Fingers crossed to move up from the back! But does not look very likely!
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Old Feb 14, 18, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Here you go. UK POS

F1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

USA POS:

F1 A0 J9 C2 D2 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9

ETA: That BertieBadger is just too quick for me!
Thank you as well!
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Old Feb 15, 18, 5:31 am
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Ba 27 lhr-hk

Can someone tell me how busy the flight BA27 LHR-HK Thursday 22nd Feb at 20.50 is please?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 11:56 am
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Can anyone advise current load for BA008 Haneda to LHR on Fri 23 Feb 17 pls
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Old Feb 15, 18, 12:47 pm
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Please can someone check BA 085 lhr to Vancouver Wed 21 feb
Thanks
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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Castle25 View Post
Please can someone check BA 085 lhr to Vancouver Wed 21 feb
Thanks
Here you go

BA 850LHR
21/02/18 17:30YVR
21/02/18 19:10744
Daily
70% / 29mF5 A4 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W4 E3 T1 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N5 Q4 O0 G0
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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
Can anyone advise current load for BA008 Haneda to LHR on Fri 23 Feb 17 pls
Presuming you mean 23/02/18, here you go

UK POS:
BA 8 HND
23/02/18 9:45LHR
23/02/18 13:25777
Su,M,W,F,Sa
76% / 32mF4 A2 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y1 B1
H1 K1 M1 L1 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Japan POS:
BA 8 HND
23/02/18 9:45LHR
23/02/18 13:25777
Su,M,W,F,Sa
76% / 32mF4 A2 J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y7 B4
H1 K1 M1 L1 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Feb 15, 18, 9:45 pm
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Dear All,

I would be grateful if anyone could provide availability for the following flights:

BA032 HKG - LHR 24 Feb 2018
BA031 LHR - HKG 01 Mar 2018

Many thanks for your help!
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Old Feb 15, 18, 11:07 pm
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UK point of sale:

F9 A8 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y8 B5 H2 K2 M2 L2 V1 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0


Mod note for clarity following thread merge: this is in response to the request from @Aaron Lee Holdsworth for LHR-HKG.

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