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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 Mar 12, 18, 9:07 am
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Any chance someone would be so kind to check the loads on :-

LHR > YYZ - BA0093 on 30/3/18
LAS > LHR - BA0274 on 12/4/18

Thanks
FOnly

Last edited by Fonly; Mar 12, 18 at 9:17 am Reason: Addition of LAS flight
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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by Fonly View Post
Any chance someone would be so kind to check the loads on :-

LHR > YYZ - BA0093 on 30/3/18
LAS > LHR - BA0274 on 12/4/18

Thanks
FOnly
LHR > YYZ - BA0093 on 30/3/18
F1 A0 J8 C7 D5 R2 I0 W8 E6 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

LAS > LHR - BA0274 on 12/4/18
F1 A0 J7 C5 D3 R1 I0 W9 E4 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S8 N1 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by gates_2 View Post
Hello, new to expert flyer, for BA0192 on 3/12, I'm seeing:
F6 A5 J9 C1 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

I just want to make sure I'm interpreting right, this appears to be a pretty open flight,Am I reading this correctly that these are unsold seats, or just unassigned seats? I'm hoping for the possibility of a YUP from WT+-->J.
I would not call that an open flight. All cabins are showing close to full in discount fares, WTP is showing 9 seats and while Club World is also showing 9 seats, they are high fares.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 10:01 am
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Hi all

is someone able to recheck BA0203 LHR to BOS on 14 Mar please?
Thank you in advance
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:05 am
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Thank you ringingup - most kind.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:25 am
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Dear all,

anybody able to to check the following:

BA83 tonight
BA82 on 16/03/2018

Cheers!
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by d3vski View Post
Dear all,

anybody able to to check the following:

BA83 tonight
BA82 on 16/03/2018

Cheers!
BA 83
LHR 03/12/18 10:35 PM
ABV 03/13/18 5:45 AM
777
Su,M,W,F,Sa
75% / 26m
F5 A4 J9 C1 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

BA82 on Friday - F9 A9 J9 C5 D1 R2 I0 W9 E6 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:59 am
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Thanks. Friday looks empty with BA selling 9 seats in all fare buckets.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by d3vski View Post
Thanks. Friday looks empty with BA selling 9 seats in all fare buckets.
Yes looks very empty down the back both ways.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 4:45 pm
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Hey,

is is it possible somebody can please tell me the load for the below flight again,

ba0275 14th March lhr-las 15:50

thsnks in advance.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 12:16 am
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ba0275 14th March lhr-las 15:50 F2 A1 J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K7 M7 L6 V4 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2
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Old Mar 13, 18, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by rtid View Post
Hi all

is someone able to recheck BA0203 LHR to BOS on 14 Mar please?
Thank you in advance
Looking fairly full...
BA 203 LHR
14/03/18 15:10BOS
14/03/18 19:00789
M,W,Th
50% / 32mF1 A0 J1 C1 D1 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y2 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 13, 18, 3:46 am
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Would anyone be kind enough to check the load on BA33 LHR-KUL 14March please??
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Old Mar 13, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by no longer atc View Post
would anyone be kind enough to check the load on ba33 lhr-kul 14march please??
f3 a2 j9 c4 d4 r0 i0 w9 e5 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l6 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Mar 13, 18, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by heartface View Post
ba0275 14th March lhr-las 15:50 F2 A1 J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W4 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H7 K7 M7 L6 V4 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2

thanks very much.

Quick question, how can this have changed so much? The other day there was only 2 seats available in economy. Now there is loads?
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