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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 Apr 1, 18, 6:40 am
  #1426  
 
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Originally Posted by notsofreq View Post
grateful if someone could check:

Lgw-skb ba2157 2 may 18
skb-lgw ba2256 9 may 18

thanks in advance
uk pos

ba 2157
lgw 02/05/18 10:25
skb 02/05/18 15:40
777
j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y6 b4 h4 k5 m3 l3 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

ba 2256
skb 09/05/18 17:10
lgw 10/05/18 7:50
777
j9 c9 d7 r4 i0 w1 e0 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Apr 1, 18, 6:43 am
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Could somebody please check the loads for tonight’s 1st Apr BA116 from JFK to LHR please.

Thanks

DtB
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Old Apr 1, 18, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by down the back View Post
could somebody please check the loads for tonight’s 1st apr ba116 from jfk to lhr please.

Thanks

dtb
uk pos

ba 116
jfk 01/04/18 20:10
lhr 02/04/18 8:20
744
f8 a6 j9 c0 d0 r0 i0 w9 e0 t0 y3 b1 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Apr 2, 18, 12:27 am
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Would someone please check BA16 (SYD-LHR) departing April 3 for the wife please?
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Old Apr 2, 18, 12:37 am
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Grateful if someone could possibly check loads for BA189 LHR-EWR 03 April 2018. Brother & wife travelling tomorrow with no status and just looked up the seat map on EF with the only pair of seats not blocked or selected being 21 J&K. Would be very surprised if they were able to select those at OLCI.

Thanks

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Old Apr 2, 18, 1:32 am
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Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post
Grateful if someone could possibly check loads for BA189 LHR-EWR 03 April 2018. Brother & wife travelling tomorrow with no status and just looked up the seat map on EF with the only pair of seats not blocked or selected being 21 J&K. Would be very surprised if they were able to select those at OLCI.

Thanks

S
J5 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B6 H6 K5
M2 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G1
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Old Apr 2, 18, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by ehud View Post
Thanks ehud

S​​​​​​​
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Old Apr 2, 18, 2:52 am
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grateful if someone could check:

Lgw-skb ba2157 21st April 10.25
skb-lgw ba2256 2nd May 15.45

thanks in advance
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Old Apr 2, 18, 5:33 am
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Would be very grateful if someone could check:

LHR-SEZ BA0063 21 April 18:00
SEZ-LHR BA0062 03 May 09:10

Thanks a lot!

Last edited by duckracer; Apr 2, 18 at 5:33 am Reason: added info
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Old Apr 2, 18, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by duckracer View Post
would be very grateful if someone could check:

Lhr-sez ba0063 21 april 18:00
sez-lhr ba0062 03 may 09:10

thanks a lot!
ba63: F0 a0 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e8 t6 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l0 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
ba62: F0 a0 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 Apr 2, 18, 11:50 pm
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Help please..MAA TO LHR

HI all...anyone willing to check the loads on BA36 MAA to LHR for next 3 days? 4th 5th and 6th? Thank you in advance x
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Old Apr 3, 18, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by no longer atc View Post
HI all...anyone willing to check the loads on BA36 MAA to LHR for next 3 days? 4th 5th and 6th? Thank you in advance x
UK POS

Wed 04/04/18
J5 C1 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B4 H4 K4 M4 L4 V4 S4 N1 Q0 O0 G0

Thur 05/04/18
J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y9 B3 H2 K1 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Fri 06/04/18
J7 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
no longer atc likes this.
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Old Apr 3, 18, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by Amosite View Post
grateful if someone could check:

Lgw-skb ba2157 21st April 10.25
skb-lgw ba2256 2nd May 15.45

thanks in advance
UK POS
BA 2157 21/04/18 J9 C9 D9 R6 I0 W9 E7 T4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S7 N4 Q0 O0 G0

BA2256 02/05/18 J8 C7 D5 R1 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y8 B5 H5 K4 M4 L4 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 3, 18, 1:07 am
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Dear FTers, could someone check BA257 (LHR-DEL), departing on 08 April at 19.30? Many thanks
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Old Apr 3, 18, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by sjb_un View Post
Dear FTers, could someone check BA257 (LHR-DEL), departing on 08 April at 19.30? Many thanks
UK POS
BA 257 08/04/18
F4
A3 J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G9
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