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Fare Classes & Availability Using SEATCOUNTER.COM  
User currently offlineFlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Can someone explain the booking classes on seatcounter.com

Below is a search on AUH-LHR on EY on 21 June, would someone be kind enough to interprete availability in Y in simple terms for non-rev such as 'expect to have 50 seats empty'

Availability by Booking Class (by class)
A B C D F H I J K L M N O P Q S T U V W Y Z
0 9 0 0 2 9 5 9 6 9 9 0 0 9

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineFlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Sorry appears that A.net has (unhelpfully) condensed the gaps in previous post

A0
B9
C0
D0
F2
H9
I
J5
K9
L6
M9
N
O
P
Q9
S
T0
U
V0
W
Y9
Z


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Quoting FlyEmirates (Reply 1):

A0
B9
C0
D0
F2
H9
I
J5
K9
L6
M9
N
O
P
Q9
S
T0
U
V0
W
Y9
Z

how do you know
and what do most mean?



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
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I believe on a bucket system like this, the GDS would only show up to 9, which implies that there are still plenty (or 9 at minimum) seats available in each class. I don't think there is anyway to tell exactly how many seats are open on this system, except to add up all the numbers there and use that as a minimum amongst the classes.

I could be very very wrong, though. Just my guess!

JBLU


User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Yeah, it would be so much easier if a person could just go the airline web-site, search for the specific flight, and pull up a seating/availability plan. I know you can on AA, think you can with UA. Until about a year ago, could do so on NZ.

I wonder if the airlines' love of overbooking causes them to not do so. I mean, if the chart showed no seats available, most sane folks would not buy another seat on that flight. Where would they expect to sit? On the wing?

Dave


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

GDS fare buckets are not a very accurate way of predicting whether or not a flight is full. It merely shows fare classes which are still available for purchase.

Quoting Oznznut (Reply 4):
Yeah, it would be so much easier if a person could just go the airline web-site, search for the specific flight, and pull up a seating/availability plan.

Seat maps are also a pretty inaccurate method of determining flight availability. They does not show reservations without seat assignments. Alternatively you may be able to reserve a ticket on a flight where all of the seats show sold.

Passenger Boarding Totals (PBT) are proprietary information and I would be hard pressed to believe airlines would casually release this information to the public.


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 3):
I believe on a bucket system like this, the GDS would only show up to 9, which implies that there are still plenty (or 9 at minimum) seats available in each class. I

I see 2 seats in First (F) and 5 seats in Business (J). Doesn't appear to be any discounted First (A) or Business (C D I Z).

Rather than available, I would say available for sale.


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