Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

Sprucegoose

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PLEASE INCLUDE DATE, FLIGHT NUMBER, ORIGIN & DESTINATION IN ALL REQUESTS
>>>> ADDED BY ADMIN (6 Sept 2010) <<<<



Background to this thread
We have noticed an increase in the posting of questions about seat availability on specific flights. These are all valid questions and we all appreciate the efforts our members go to to provide answers.

The only drawback is that our forums can become "cluttered" with specific questions about availability on specific flights. This tends to reduce the overall usability of our site.
We have therefore created this new consolidated thread where you can ask questions about seat availability on specific flights. Hopefully, this will reduce clutter and improve useability.

Guidelines for posting in this thread
Please post questions about availability of specific flights or upgrade probability in this new consolidated thread. Be sure to include the airline, flight number, date, origin and destination and any other relevant detail.

When answering questions, please include the original question. This will assist in readability and management of the thread.

Thanks!



For Questions about Aircraft Configuration and Seat Availability, please use this thread:​




TIP: Note that it is possible to check loadings yourself (for free)!

There is a complimentary/free service/facility available.

A site has been around for a while has recently changed and fare bucket loadings may be now checked at no direct cost:

Flight Availability - BCD Travel



See this thread for hints on how to read loadings:


If looking for, say Qantas points upgrades, look for A class for first, mid to high D or any I class for Business and any R for PE.

Look for the most expensive category of the cabin YOU are currently booked in as being sold out e.g. J0 to first, W0 to Business & Y0 to PE for increased op-up chances. Also, look for availability on the discount premium buckets (A, P, I, D, U, T & Z inventories).

Conversely, look for high numbers in the discount economy buckets (N, O, Q, E & X inventories) for reduced op-up chances.

Seat maps can be a VERY rough guide but note that just because a seat is not showing as allocated does not mean that seat hasn't been sold. Not every pre-selects seats.




>>>> END OF ADMIN UPDATE <<<<

Original thread title: update on QF93 on 12 sept

Appreciate it if someone could check EP for loadings.

thnxs

SPRUCE
 
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mviy

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That means they are willing to sell 6 business seats. It doesn't necessarily mean that they have sold all bar six of the business seats in the cabin. If economy is oversold they may have more than 6 business seats left and intend to fill some with upgrades.
 
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Longtoo

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Thanks OATEK.

With limited capacity and high demand, all flights are very busy these days. I look at the seat map in Y, there are some empty Y seats and the one next to me is blocked. QF will only block seat next to an QF WP when the Y cabin is not too full. interestingly the seat map above show no available in Y. QF must be having a contingency for moving PAX between QF2 and QF82.
 

OATEK

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Thanks OATEK.

With limited capacity and high demand, all flights are very busy these days. I look at the seat map in Y, there are some empty Y seats and the one next to me is blocked. QF will only block seat next to an QF WP when the Y cabin is not too full. interestingly the seat map above show no available in Y. QF must be having a contingency for moving PAX between QF2 and QF82.
Just had another look and guess what? It has changed:
F0 A0 J5 C0 D0 I0 W0 R0 T0 Y4 B4 H2 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 X0 E0

So some Y availability returns.
 

chk123

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could I ask for some assistance please?

I'd like to put in a points upgrade for relatives with no status and just like to know the chances (slim I know)

1. QF35 MEL-SIN July 8
2. QF36 SIN-MEL July 13
 
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aaa99

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Hello, is there much chance on QF20 with these loadings?
J9 C0 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 X0 E0

Flight is 2 weeks out.
 

OATEK

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Hello, is there much chance on QF20 with these loadings?
J9 C0 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 X0 E0

Flight is 2 weeks out.
In the pre-covid era we used to like to see D or I availability as a guide to whether upgrades might be likely. I am not sure there is a golden rule at present, but as always status is a factor.
 

Ansett

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Would some one be kind enough to check the following for me please.

05-08-22 QF41 SYD-GCK

07-08-22 QF42 CGK-SYD

Many thanks
 

mikeQFF

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Hi, could I please request an availability check for QF11 July 23rd SYD - LAX?

It was previously full, scheduled on an a380 but has today been swapped for the smaller 787-9. Would anyone know how that was possible? We've been bumped outta good window seats to the middle row smack bang in the middle of economy with the change 😑
 

OATEK

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Hi, could I please request an availability check for QF11 July 23rd SYD - LAX?

It was previously full, scheduled on an a380 but has today been swapped for the smaller 787-9. Would anyone know how that was possible? We've been bumped outta good window seats to the middle row smack bang in the middle of economy with the change 😑
J0 C0 D0 I0 W0 R0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 X0 E0
 

p--and--t

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Hi, Could I please enquire as to currently showing seat availability QF51 BNE-SIN, 8Oct22.

Thanks in advance.
 

levelnine

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Could someone please check the following flights? Thanks.

EK32 LHR-DXB Sat 16 July 2022
EK406 DXB-MEL Sun 17 July 2022
 

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