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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 25, 18, 5:42 pm
  #1396  
 
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Please could someone check BA114 from JFK to LHR tomorrow, 26 March.

Many thanks.
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Old Mar 25, 18, 5:48 pm
  #1397  
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Originally Posted by Newly Wed View Post
Please could someone check BA114 from JFK to LHR tomorrow, 26 March.

Many thanks.
Here are the loads for BA114 tomorrow.

BA 114
JFK 03/26/18 9:30 PM
LHR 03/27/18 9:35 AM
777
Daily
65% / 63m

F3 A2 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M6 L4 V3 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Mar 25, 18, 10:14 pm
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What about BA168, PVG-LHR, Thur 29th March?

Hoping it's half empty at the back...

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Old Mar 26, 18, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
What about BA168, PVG-LHR, Thur 29th March?

Hoping it's half empty at the back...

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F1 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9

Quite empty in Y..
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Old Mar 26, 18, 5:41 am
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Could someone please help me check BA15 (LHR-SIN) for Wed 28 March, and BA34 (KUL-LHR) on Fri 06 April?

Many thanks!!
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Old Mar 26, 18, 5:45 am
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LHR-SIN
BA 15 0 LHR
03/28/18 9:35 PM SIN
03/29/18 5:45 PM 777
Daily 67% / 19m
F1 A0 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y7 B0H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0



KUL-LHR
BA 34 0 KUL
04/06/18 11:10 PM LHR
04/07/18 5:25 AM 789
Daily 85% / 15m
F1 A0 J9 C7 D4 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y8 B3H1 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 26, 18, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by londoncanuck View Post
could someone please help me check ba15 (lhr-sin) for wed 28 march, and ba34 (kul-lhr) on fri 06 april?

Many thanks!!
ba 15
lhr 28/03/18 21:35
sin 29/03/18 17:45
777
f1 a0 j9 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e5 t0 y7 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

ba 34
kul 06/04/18 23:10
lhr 07/04/18 5:25
789
f1 a0 j9 c7 d4 r0 i0 w2 e0 t0 y8 b3 h1 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Mar 26, 18, 11:20 pm
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Hi, I would be grateful if someone could check BA34 KUL-LHR Wed 28/3/18, thanks

Last edited by ianp; Mar 27, 18 at 1:12 am Reason: more info
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Old Mar 27, 18, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by ianp View Post
Hi, I would be grateful if someone could check BA34 KUL-LHR Wed 28/3/18, thanks
F2 A1 J7 C1 D0 R0 I0 W5 E3 T3 Y3 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 28, 18, 3:43 am
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Could someone check BA781 and BA783, both ARN-LHR, for April 1st please?

Many thanks!
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Old Mar 28, 18, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by etiene View Post
Could someone check BA781 and BA783, both ARN-LHR, for April 1st please?

Many thanks!
Here you go...

BA 781 ARN
01/04/18 18:05LHR
01/04/18 19:50767
Daily
69% / 15mJ9 C7 D4 R0 I0 Y9 B8 H7 K7 M4 L0 V0
N0 Q0 O0 S0 G1

BA 783 ARN
01/04/18 21:20LHR
01/04/18 22:50320
Su,M,T,W,Th,F
77% / 23mJ9 C7 D4 R9 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V5
N0 Q0 O0 S0 G9
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Old Mar 28, 18, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Here you go...
Ta.
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Old Mar 28, 18, 8:36 am
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BA277 LHR-HYD, for March 30th

Could someone check BA277 LHR-HYD, for March 30th please? Thank you
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Old Mar 28, 18, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by scubap View Post
could someone check ba277 lhr-hyd, for march 30th please? Thank you
j4 c0 d0 r0 i0 w5 e0 t0 y4 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Mar 28, 18, 9:32 am
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Thank you
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