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Prospero Jan 2, 22 3:08 am

Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads
 
This is community help desk which allows members to assist each other in finding out how many seats are available on any given flight. The previous thread (now archived) can be found here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...ght-loads.html

If you wish to request availability for a specific flight, please state the date and origin/departure airport codes, not just the flight number.


Important
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.



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:
  • 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.
  • 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.

Papa.Lima.Echo Jan 2, 22 7:54 am

Hi, can the following flights be checked please?

BA205
​​LHR - MCO
30/03/2022

BA204
MCO - LHR
​​​07/04/2022

chris1979 Jan 2, 22 8:40 am


Originally Posted by Papa.Lima.Echo (Post 33863410)
Hi, can the following flights be checked please?

BA205
​​LHR - MCO
30/03/2022

BA204
MCO - LHR
​​​07/04/2022

BA 2050LHR
30/03/22 1:30 PM
MCO
30/03/22 5:55 PM
351
Daily
NA / NAJ9 C9 D2 R2 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H3 K0M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 204
0MCO
07/04/22 7:55 PM
LHR
08/04/22 9:10 AM
351
Daily
NA / NA
J9 C9 D9 R9 I0 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0 G0

FlyToTheMoon12345 Jan 2, 22 9:24 am

Hi
could I please have the flight below checked:

ANU - LGW
3rd Jan 22
BA2256

Rubecula Jan 2, 22 9:35 am


Originally Posted by FlyToTheMoon12345 (Post 33863698)
Hi
could I please have the flight below checked:

ANU - LGW
3rd Jan 22
BA2256

J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W8 E0 T0 Y9 B3 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G9

Busy up the front.

ledcran02 Jan 3, 22 3:39 am

Hi, would be grateful if somebody can check the following flight, on two consecutive days pls? Thank you!

BA 242, MEX-LHR
22 Apr 2022 and 23 Apr 2022

mikeyfly Jan 3, 22 3:45 am


Originally Posted by ledcran02 (Post 33866084)
hi, would be grateful if somebody can check the following flight, on two consecutive days pls? Thank you!

Ba 242, mex-lhr
22 apr 2022 and 23 apr 2022

22/04

f6 a3 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t7 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v9 s9 n9 q0 o0 g0

23/04


f4
a1 j9 c9 d9 r9 i9 w9 e9 t9 y9 b9h9 k9 m9 l9 v3 s0 n0 q0 o0 g0

kosy91 Jan 4, 22 1:40 am

Can someone please check for me 04 Jan KL566 NBO-AMS? (Sorry I know itís not BAÖ)

RB211 Jan 4, 22 2:15 am


Originally Posted by kosy91 (Post 33869268)
Can someone please check for me 04 Jan KL566 NBO-AMS? (Sorry I know itís not BAÖ)

Here you go, US date format, UK POS:

KL 566
NBO 01/04/22 11:59 PM
AMS 01/05/22 6:25 AM
781 M,T,F 68% / 20m
J0 C0 D0 I0 Z0 O0 Y0 B0 M0 U0 K0 H0 L0 Q0 T0 E0 N0 R0 V0 X0 G0

Looks full or about to be cancelled to me - but I am no expert!

rb211.

balowlyblue Jan 5, 22 5:35 am

Hi, can someone please check BA 105 and 109 (LHR-DXB) for this Friday 7/1/22

With many thanks!

BarneyMcGrew Jan 5, 22 5:43 am


Originally Posted by balowlyblue (Post 33872908)
Hi, can someone please check BA 105 and 109 (LHR-DXB) for this Friday 7/1/22

With many thanks!

Here you go, UK POS:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...175a2d5054.png

ar2410 Jan 5, 22 2:55 pm

Hi there, would someone kindly check BA2063, LGW-MRU for 15th Jan 22 please??

Many thanks!

Chiller3333 Jan 5, 22 2:57 pm


Originally Posted by ar2410 (Post 33874591)
Hi there, would someone kindly check BA2063, LGW-MRU for 15th Jan 22 please??

Many thanks!

Code:

                                                                    Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart            Arrive            Aircraft  Reliability    Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 2063      0      LGW                MRU                777      M,Th,Sa        J2 C1 D0 R0 I0 W4 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
                    01/15/22 8:15 PM  01/16/22 12:05 PM            0% / 20m


ar2410 Jan 5, 22 3:01 pm


Originally Posted by Chiller3333 (Post 33874602)
Code:

Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
BA 2063 0 LGW MRU 777 M,Th,Sa J2 C1 D0 R0 I0 W4 E2 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G9
01/15/22 8:15 PM 01/16/22 12:05 PM 0% / 20m


Thanks so much.

Shamankian Jan 7, 22 9:57 am

Is anyone able to check BA173 LHR-JFK on Aug 26? Thanks in advance!


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