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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 27, 18, 9:44 am
  #1216  
 
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​​​​​​Can anyone advise on BA115 LHR>JFK this Sunday 04 March?

TIA !
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Old Feb 27, 18, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by All She Wrote View Post
Can someone check the loads in Y/W/J for BA0098 11/04/18 YYZ-LHR please?

TIA
UK POS - looks wide open except in F.

F0 A0 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N7 Q4 O0 G0


Originally Posted by frandrake View Post
My partner (BAEC Blue), me (BAEC Gold) and our 15 months old daughter are flying on BA0604 on 8 Mar and back on BA0605 on 14 Mar.

This time I gambled and reserved 6A and 6C seats, hoping that nobody would choose 6B nor the system would assign it. I now see on BA0604 that 6B cannot be selected, which is strange to me as the plane looks mostly empty. What do you recommend to do to ensure the changes of ending up with an empty middle seat between us?

Btw, on BA0605 I booked 7D and 7F, but 7E looks still free.
6B is showing as blocked on BA604 ON 08/03 (which for others is LHR-PSA, it's helpful if you add airports when making requests on this thread). You may get lucky, but that flight is showing very little availability (J2 Y2, everything else zero, which is slightly odd since very few seats are showing assigned), and you may be playing with fire anyway that close to the curtain. You are of course welcome to take the risk, I hope you would be happy to accept the wishes of any middle seat occupant with good grace. 7E is showing available on your return.

Originally Posted by ibbitsc View Post
​​​​​​Can anyone advise on BA115 LHR>JFK this Sunday 04 March?

TIA !
UK POS

F1 A1 J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Feb 28, 18, 5:20 am
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Hi, Can someone please check loads for Ba0011 to Singapore on 16 March

Thanks
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Old Feb 28, 18, 6:57 am
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Could someone look up BA0175 LHR-JFK this Friday 2nd March for me, please.

In WTP (and an old 52J.....) and wondering what the chance of a W>J op-up might be (vs some other options I have...)
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Old Feb 28, 18, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by foolonthehill View Post
Could someone look up BA0175 LHR-JFK this Friday 2nd March for me, please.

In WTP (and an old 52J.....) and wondering what the chance of a W>J op-up might be (vs some other options I have...)
BA 175
LHR 02/03/18 9:40
JFK 02/03/18 12:40
744
F0 A0 J9 C1 D1 R0 I0 W5 E3 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L6 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

UK POS

My relatively untrained eye suggests unlikely - but weather could cause problems and then who knows!
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Old Feb 28, 18, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by haroon145 View Post
Hi, Can someone please check loads for Ba0011 to Singapore on 16 March

Thanks
Here you go...
Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing LHR on 16/03/18 0:00 for SIN
Flying BA
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Point of Sale: UK
Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 11 0 LHR SIN 388 Daily F5 A4 J8 C6 D4 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N4 Q0 O0 G0
16/03/18 19:05 17/03/18 15:55 42% / 35m
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Old Mar 3, 18, 12:03 am
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Need help to check CX flight loads

Hey guys, need help in checking for the following flights

4 March BOS - HKG
CX811
5 March HKG - SIN
CX691

thanks a million!

Last edited by nYL3v3; Mar 3, 18 at 12:21 am
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Old Mar 3, 18, 11:21 am
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Would someone mind checking BA0185, LHR-EWR on 30th March, please?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by ABZGirl View Post
Would someone mind checking BA0185, LHR-EWR on 30th March, please?

Thanks in advance.
185 0 LHR03/30/18 10:50 AM EWR03/30/18 1:40 PM 777Daily52% / 31m F6A5J9C9D9R9I0W9E7T0Y5B2H0K0M0L0V0S0N0Q0O0G0
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Old Mar 3, 18, 11:38 am
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Thank you Rubecula.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 4:26 am
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Would some kind person please post BA15 LON-SIN & SIN-SYD for 12 March 2018 please.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by wytco0 View Post
would some kind person please post ba15 lon-sin & sin-syd for 12 march 2018 please.
uk pos

ba 15
lhr 12/03/18 21:45
sin 13/03/18 18:30
777
f6 a5 j9 c7 d3 r0 i0 w9 e9 t8 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l7 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9

ba 15
sin 13/03/18 20:05
syd 14/03/18 6:50
777
f6 a5 j9 c3 d3 r0 i0 w9 e0 t0 y9 b9 h8 k5 m2 l1 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Mar 4, 18, 1:18 pm
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May I please ask for someone to please post BA092 for March 9th Yyz-Lhr? It’s very much appreciated, thank you in advance.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by phrantic View Post
may i please ask for someone to please post ba092 for march 9th yyz-lhr? Itís very much appreciated, thank you in advance.
f4 a3 j2 c0 d0 r0 i0 w0 e0 t0 y9 b8 h5 k6 m5 l4 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

uk pos
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Old Mar 4, 18, 5:11 pm
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Tickets availability

Could someone please check how many seats are available for sale on the following flights:

BA8484 PMI to LCY 9th September 2018
BA2556 LGW to RHO 19th September 2018
BA2557 RHO to LGW 29th September 2018

Thanks in advance

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