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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 Jul 2, 17, 12:21 pm
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Arrow Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

Hello, could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA0085 LHR-YVR 18th July
BA0084 YVR-LHR 16th Aug

Many thanks

26L
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Old Jul 3, 17, 4:58 am
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Ba085 - f1 a0 j7 c4 d3 r1 i0 w9 e5 t0 y6 b5 h4 k1 m1 l1 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
ba084 - f1 a0 j9 c5 d2 r0 i0 w7 e2 t0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m6 l3 v1 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0
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Old Jul 3, 17, 9:29 am
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Please can someone check the following for me, wondering whether to book now or wait?


23-Sep EY871
24-Sep EY19
24-Sep EY11

Thank you
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Old Jul 3, 17, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by stb1001 View Post
please can someone check the following for me, wondering whether to book now or wait?


23-sep ey871
24-sep ey19
24-sep ey11

thank you
ey871: F6 a6 r6 j7 c7 d0 w0 z0 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l0 v0 u0 e0 t0
ey19: P2 f5 a4 r3 j7 c7 d7 w7 z7 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l7 v7 u7 e7 t0
ey11: P2 f7 a6 r6 j7 c7 d7 w7 z7 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l7 v0 u0 e0 t0
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Old Jul 3, 17, 11:57 am
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Please can anyone help with the following:

LHR ORD 02.09.17 0295 & 0297
ORD LHR 07.09.17 0296

Thanks for all your help.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
ey871: F6 a6 r6 j7 c7 d0 w0 z0 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l0 v0 u0 e0 t0
ey19: P2 f5 a4 r3 j7 c7 d7 w7 z7 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l7 v7 u7 e7 t0
ey11: P2 f7 a6 r6 j7 c7 d7 w7 z7 y7 b7 h7 k7 m7 q7 l7 v0 u0 e0 t0
Thank you
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Old Jul 4, 17, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by egsc View Post
please can anyone help with the following:

Lhr ord 02.09.17 0295 & 0297
ord lhr 07.09.17 0296

thanks for all your help.
operated by american airlines
3ba 295 f9 a9 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e0 t0 lhrord 1050a 125p /e
y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o0 g0


operated by american airlines
5ba 297 f4 a3 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e3 t0 lhrord 405p 640p /e
y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q9 o0 g0


operated by american airlines
5ba 296 f9 a9 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 ordlhr 840p 1025a1 /e
t2 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n3 q0 o0 g0

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Old Jul 4, 17, 4:38 am
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Hello guys, please help to check the following flights:
CX548 HKG-HND 14JULY
JL735 NRT-HKG 16 JULY
Thank you
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Old Jul 4, 17, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by neofung View Post
hello guys, please help to check the following flights:
Cx548 hkg-hnd 14july
jl735 nrt-hkg 16 july
thank you
1cx 548 f2 a2 j9 c7 d6 i4 w8 r8 e3 y9 hkghnd 850a 155p /e
b9 h9 k9 m9 l5 v0 s0 n0 q0 o0

operated by cathay pacific airways
4jl 735 j9 c9 d9 x0 i0 y9 b9 h9 k9 m9 l9 nrthkg 615p 1000p
v9 s9 n9 q9 o9 g0
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Old Jul 4, 17, 2:49 pm
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Please could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA2644 LGW-MLA 6th July
BA2645 MLA-LGW 10th July

Thanks
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Old Jul 4, 17, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by barneyb View Post
Please could someone possibly check loads on the following flights, please:

BA2644 LGW-MLA 6th July
BA2645 MLA-LGW 10th July

Thanks
Hi

Here you go:

BA2644:
J3 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y2 B1 H1 K1 M1 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA2645:
J4 C1 D0 R0 I0 Y3 B3 H2 K2 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0
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Old Jul 5, 17, 12:49 pm
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Hi folks

Could anyone let me know the seat maps in CW for the following flights please?

BA2157 LGW-ANU 15th Nov
BA2256 ANU-LGW 22nd Nov

Many thanks in advance. Investigating a BA MMB bug!
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Old Jul 5, 17, 2:48 pm
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July 12, 2017 BA292 IAD-LHR
July 24, 2017 BA2591 BRI-LGW
July 27, 2017 BA293 LHR-IAD

Many thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 5, 17, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by herbertgoon View Post
Hi folks

Could anyone let me know the seat maps in CW for the following flights please?

BA2157 LGW-ANU 15th Nov
BA2256 ANU-LGW 22nd Nov

Many thanks in advance. Investigating a BA MMB bug!
Hi, here are the seat maps that I see on EF (outbound first) and also the current loads.

Regards
Tim
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Old Jul 5, 17, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by dcscribe View Post
July 12, 2017 BA292 IAD-LHR
July 24, 2017 BA2591 BRI-LGW
July 27, 2017 BA293 LHR-IAD

Many thanks in advance!
Hi

Here you go (numbers are US point of sale):

BA292
F9 A9 J9 C9 D7 R7 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M6 L3 V2 S2 N0 Q0 O0 G9

BA2591
J9 C7 D3 R2 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 N7 Q0 O0 S0 G0

BA293
F8 A7 J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 W8 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V8 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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