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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.
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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 5, 18, 1:16 am
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet View Post
Could someone share BA213 LHR-BOS on Saturday April 7th?
F4 A3 J9 C2 D0 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M7 L7 V4 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G9
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Old Apr 5, 18, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by superspanielpower View Post
Any chance someone could check:

LHR - LAX BA0281 28 April 11:30am
LAX - LHR BA0280 12 May 16:55pm

Thanks!
BA 281 F2 A1 J8 C6 D4 R3 I0 W8 E0 T0 Y9 B5 H3 K1 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 280 F8 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I3 W6 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M7 L4 V3 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 5, 18, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by Twoflower View Post
Would be grateful if someone could check the following:

LHR - SFO BA0287 14 April 1415
SFO - LHR BA0286 17 April 1935

Thanks in advance!
BA 287 F1 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S7 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 286 F6 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
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Old Apr 5, 18, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by tamalien
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thank you, it does not look too busy

Last edited by scottishpoet; Apr 5, 18 at 1:53 am
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Old Apr 5, 18, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by tamalien View Post
Thank you tamalien there's a seat blocked next to me in J thanks to TS, however I think the cabin will go full judging by this !
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Old Apr 5, 18, 4:46 am
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ba31 lhr-hkg 09.04.18

i would be most grateful if someone could check the following flight for me;

ba31 lhr-hkg 09.04.18
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Old Apr 5, 18, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by marronnier View Post
i would be most grateful if someone could check the following flight for me;

ba31 lhr-hkg 09.04.18
uk pos

ba 31
lhr 09/04/18 18:40
hkg 10/04/18 13:40
388
f6 a5 j5 c0 d0 r0 i0 w7 e4 t0 y9 b9 h9 k7 m4 l1 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g9
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:07 am
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Thank you peterinlewesuk for the amazingly quick reply. Much appreciated.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:22 am
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BA085 LHR to Vancouver return
Outbound 9th July 2018
Inbound 19th July 2018

Would it be possible for a kind soul to check the load on these flights please?
As I have said in another thread circumstance meant that Mrs DMF and Miss DMF were booked into First for these flights while I had to wait for the next sale.
Of course when I was able to book First had gone back to full price so I had to book into J, I've been checking for availability to upgrade to first with miles or upgrade money but nothing has come up as yet.
I would look to do an airport upgrade but it would be nice if I might be able to arrange something before then.

Thanks DMF
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by DeadManFlying View Post
BA085 LHR to Vancouver return
Outbound 9th July 2018
Inbound 19th July 2018

Would it be possible for a kind soul to check the load on these flights please?
As I have said in another thread circumstance meant that Mrs DMF and Miss DMF were booked into First for these flights while I had to wait for the next sale.
Of course when I was able to book First had gone back to full price so I had to book into J, I've been checking for availability to upgrade to first with miles or upgrade money but nothing has come up as yet.
I would look to do an airport upgrade but it would be nice if I might be able to arrange something before then.

Thanks DMF
9 Jul BA 85 F4 A1 J9 C6 D4 R3 I0 W9 E9 T5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q0 O0 G0

19 Jul BA 84 F6 A3 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G7
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Old Apr 6, 18, 4:28 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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Old Apr 6, 18, 5:58 am
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Dear British airways crew

Kindly check for me on 16th of April

BA006 NRT-LHR

BA008 HND-LHR

Thank you so much.

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Old Apr 6, 18, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by Shokolata View Post
Dear British airways crew

Kindly check for me on 16th of April

BA006 NRT-LHR

BA008 HND-LHR

Thank you so much.

Here you go...

BA 6 NRT
16/04/18 12:55LHR
16/04/18 17:20789
Daily
84% / 28mF1 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 8 HND
16/04/18 8:50LHR
16/04/18 13:10777
Daily
93% / 25mF2 A1 J4 C1 D0 R0 I0 W0 E0 T0 Y0 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Apr 6, 18, 6:05 am
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Hi All,

Could someone please check

7/4/18 LHR - ORD BA297 for me please.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 6:05 am
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Ba 132 jed - lhr 08/04/18

Hi All

Would greatly appreciate it if someone could check:

BA 132 JED - LHR 08/04/18

Thank you in advance.
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