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Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads | 2024 edition

Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads | 2024 edition

Old Dec 31, 2023, 9:38 pm
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Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads | 2024 edition

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: Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

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


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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.
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Old Jan 1, 2024, 2:23 pm
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Just booked to YVR in March, currently in WTP which looks pretty busy already.

Please could the following be checked!

BA85 LHR-YVR 13/3/24
BA84 YVR-LHR 19/3/24
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Old Jan 1, 2024, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jamestg
Just booked to YVR in March, currently in WTP which looks pretty busy already.

Please could the following be checked!

BA85 LHR-YVR 13/3/24
BA84 YVR-LHR 19/3/24


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Old Jan 1, 2024, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by JapesUK

Thank you! I forgot just how bad the on time arrival percentage is on these flights 😭
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 9:18 am
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Please could someone confirm loads on BA0178 20th Jan flight in WTP cabin, is it W, E, T and P for this cabin? Can't book seat for free so want to check how full to understand what choice I'll have at check in, map shows many seats taken but how many of those likely blocked until check in rather than taken or is it just front row?
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by pjex
Please could someone confirm loads on BA0178 20th Jan flight in WTP cabin, is it W, E, T and P for this cabin? Can't book seat for free so want to check how full to understand what choice I'll have at check in, map shows many seats taken but how many of those likely blocked until check in rather than taken or is it just front row?
Sorry flight is JFK-LHR.
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by pjex
Please could someone confirm loads on BA0178 20th Jan flight in WTP cabin, is it W, E, T and P for this cabin? Can't book seat for free so want to check how full to understand what choice I'll have at check in, map shows many seats taken but how many of those likely blocked until check in rather than taken or is it just front row?
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 11:30 am
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And this is the seat map for WT+ as it stands presently.

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Old Jan 4, 2024, 4:26 am
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Would someone be able to provide the following flights availability please?

28 Sep 2024 BA 53 from LHR to SEA
8 Oct 2024 BA 268 from LAX to LHR

Specifically looking at A class
Thanks

Last edited by HarryHolden68; Jan 4, 2024 at 4:41 am
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Old Jan 4, 2024, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by HarryHolden68
Would someone be able to provide the following flights availability please?

28 Sep 2024 BA 53 from LHR to SEA
8 Oct 2024 BA 268 from LAX to LHR

Specifically looking at A class
Thanks
here you go


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Old Jan 4, 2024, 1:16 pm
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Would someone be kind enough to check availability for the next few days BOS-LHR in F please?
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Old Jan 4, 2024, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Plu2370
Would someone be kind enough to check availability for the next few days BOS-LHR in F please?
Here you go, USA Point of Sale.

Friday 5th Jan (2 flights on EF)

BA 212 -F1 A0 J9 C6 D5 R4 I0 W6 E0 T0 Y9 B4 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 202 - J6
C4 D3 R2 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y3 B2 H1 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Sat 6th Jan
BA 212-
F2
A1 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jan 4, 2024, 2:26 pm
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fab. Thank you. Any chance of Sunday too please? Saturday looks a busy flight!

Originally Posted by PETER01
Here you go, USA Point of Sale.

Friday 5th Jan (2 flights on EF)

BA 212 -F1 A0 J9 C6 D5 R4 I0 W6 E0 T0 Y9 B4 H3 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

BA 202 - J6
C4 D3 R2 I0 W2 E0 T0 Y3 B2 H1 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Sat 6th Jan
BA 212-
F2
A1 J1 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E1 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Jan 4, 2024, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by plu2370
fab. Thank you. Any chance of sunday too please? Saturday looks a busy flight!
7jan24:
Ba 212 f4 a3
ba 202 f2 a1
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 4:33 am
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Would someone kindly check the following flights for me:

27/1/24 BA2237 LGW - SJO

10/2/24 BA2236 SJO - LGW

The price of PE keeps yo-yoing. Thank you.
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