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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 29, 18, 5:59 am
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BA0251 LHR - SCL 5th April

Hi,

I'd really appreciate it if someone could check this flight for me? BA0251 LHR - SCL 5th April
I've got a 241 in F booked.
Looks like F is full from seat map. Wondering it it could be oversold and whether we could be for the chop!
Many thanks
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Old Mar 29, 18, 6:02 am
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F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G9

F&J are full..
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Old Mar 29, 18, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by bardown View Post
hi,

i'd really appreciate it if someone could check this flight for me? Ba0251 lhr - scl 5th april
i've got a 241 in f booked.
Looks like f is full from seat map. Wondering it it could be oversold and whether we could be for the chop!
Many thanks
f0 a0 j0 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 f9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n0 q0 o0 g9

EDIT: Ehud beat me to it by a minute but yup it seems rather full!
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Old Mar 29, 18, 6:05 am
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Many thanks for checking that for me!
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Old Mar 29, 18, 6:33 am
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Thanks for looking MeltingAlf.

I guess I'll just have to see on the day. Fingers crossed!
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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:46 pm
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Could someone please check seat availability for:

BA 0296 ORD LHR 08/16/2018
BA 0297 LHR ORD 08/20/2018

Thanks!
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Old Mar 30, 18, 4:02 am
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Old Mar 30, 18, 5:10 am
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BA256 31/3 F1 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 30, 18, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by sparoiler View Post
could someone please check seat availability for:

Ba 0296 ord lhr 08/16/2018
ba 0297 lhr ord 08/20/2018

thanks!
ba 0296 ord lhr 08/16/2018 f8 a5 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t6 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
ba 0297 lhr ord 08/20/2018 f6 a3 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g9
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Old Mar 30, 18, 8:08 am
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Could someone please check seat availability for:

BA 107 LHR DXB 3rd April 2018
BA 072 AUH LHR 15th April 2018

Thank you
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Old Mar 30, 18, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by cwl View Post
Could someone please check seat availability for:

BA 107 LHR DXB 3rd April 2018
BA 072 AUH LHR 15th April 2018

Thank you
Here you go.

BA 107 - F0 A0 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 072 - F1 A0 J4 C2 D0 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y0 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Mar 31, 18, 1:44 pm
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Would someone be kind enough to check BA95 LHR to Montreal on 8th June and BA84 Vancouver to LHR on 20th June.

thank you
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Old Mar 31, 18, 1:53 pm
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BA95 - J9 C4 D2 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0

BA84 - J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9
M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Mar 31, 18, 2:03 pm
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Thank you
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Old Apr 1, 18, 6:21 am
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Grateful if someone could check:

LGW-SKB BA2157 2 May 18
SKB-LGW BA2256 9 May 18

thanks in advance
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