Hi I was wondering if there was a way to see if a flight is normally full or not?

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darrenoz

Member since 11 Jun 2011

Total posts 10

Hi I was wondering if there was a way to see if a flight is normally full or not? so I would know what my chances would be of getting on? Thanks

gazzaoak

Member since 22 Aug 2015

Total posts 8

Many airlines will have seat maps on their website, and its will check if the flight is full or not, but don't rely on that because not everyone check in online or whatever

darrenoz

Member since 11 Jun 2011

Total posts 10

cheers

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Subscribe to Expertflyer and monitor the availability of inventory. Seat maps are only a proxy and is not the best way to assess the loads on a flight.

darrenoz

Member since 11 Jun 2011

Total posts 10

Thanks alot .

darrenoz

Member since 11 Jun 2011

Total posts 10

Thanks alot .

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

No worries darren. Expertflyer allows you a free trial before purchasing. Play around with it and see how you like it. It is worth every cent as far as I'm concerned. There are other free options out there but Expertflyer is the least fiddly of the lot. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

No worries darren. Expertflyer allows you a free trial before purchasing. Play around with it and see how you like it. It is worth every cent as far as I'm concerned. There are other free options out there but Expertflyer is the least fiddly of the lot. 

Richard Brown

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2012

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You can always check wih your travel agent who has access to this information. Not perfect, but it does work!

Russell23

Member since 15 Jun 2014

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Do people still use a travel agent?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I use Expertflyer to keep travel agents honest ;)

It always helps to corroborate!

Richard Brown

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 132

Russell - judging from where we live, quite a few people do, especially if it involves bundling holidays. I have on many occasions used an agent to check flight availability and indeed the airline itself (who normally seem happy to give out this info), though to be fair, usually book on-line.

Merc25

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Member since 29 Jun 2013

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go on line  and try to buy the max number of seats.i do this for j class .but remember people get upgraded!!

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