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Domestic Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours and International Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 4 Hours, January 2017

Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time

Dataset Table:

Airline Flight Date Longest Continuous Tarmac Time (in mins.) Stage of Operation* Flight Number Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Arrival Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay/Cancellation** Diversion Airport Diversion City Diversion Airport Distance from Scheduled Destination Reached Scheduled Destination
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather Late Arriving Aircraft
Domestic Flights
Delta 1/6 413 TI 1198 DTW Detroit, MI FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 411 0 411 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/6 379 TI 494 BWI Baltimore, MD FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 377 0 377 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 377 TI 805 EWR Newark, NJ FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 404 1 403 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 1/6 377 C 413 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL IAD Washington, DC N/A 1 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 374 TI 569 BOS Boston, MA FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 467 0 467 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 370 TI 1479 DCA Washington, DC FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 361 0 361 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 369 TI 971 LGA New York, NY FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 436 43 393 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 369 TI 2615 JAX Jacksonville, FL FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 446 4 376 0 0 66 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/6 366 TI 1781 AUS Austin, TX FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 365 11 354 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 1/6 344 TI 1523 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 325 0 325 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 1/6 339 TI 1961 CLT Charlotte, NC FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 342 0 342 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 1/6 329 TI 2040 IAH Houston, TX FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 362 37 325 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spirit 1/6 317 TI 616 SJU San Juan, PR FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 306 0 306 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 315 TI 657 CLE Cleveland, OH FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 324 13 311 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 1/8 227 D 208 SFO San Francisco, CA MIA Miami, FL 660 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 1121 Y
Virgin America 1/7 223 C 411 JFK New York, NY LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A 1 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 220 TI 1877 ORD Chicago, IL ATL Atlanta, GA 204 0 204 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Compass 1/22 201 D 6017 IAH Houston, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A LAS Las Vegas, NV 236 Y
Delta 1/29 201 TI 2053 FNT Flint, MI ATL Atlanta, GA 155 0 155 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 199 TI 2471 AUS Austin, TX ATL Atlanta, GA 191 0 191 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 1/22 196 M 1236 IAH Houston, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA 292 289 3 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 196 TI 2014 PBI West Palm Beach, FL ATL Atlanta, GA 170 0 170 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 195 TI 831 ALB Albany, NY ATL Atlanta, GA 152 0 152 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 1/15 191 D 1279 RSW Fort Myers, FL DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 1017 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A HOU Houston, TX 247 Y
Delta 1/29 189 TI 2035 MKE Milwaukee, WI ATL Atlanta, GA 159 0 159 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 187 TI 147 SLC Salt Lake City, UT ATL Atlanta, GA 166 0 166 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 186 TI 2553 SAT San Antonio, TX ATL Atlanta, GA 171 0 171 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 186 TI 1951 LGA New York, NY ATL Atlanta, GA 140 0 140 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 186 TI 2396 RSW Fort Myers, FL ATL Atlanta, GA 150 0 150 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/29 182 TI 101 LAX Los Angeles, CA ATL Atlanta, GA 184 13 171 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Air Canada Rouge 1/6 474 TI 1622 YYZ Toronto, Canada FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada Rouge 1/6 394 TI 1602 YUL Montreal, Canada FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 376 C 387 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL SNU Santa Clara, Cuba N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 366 TI 1048 SDQ Santo Domingo, DR FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Westjet 1/6 356 C 1283 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL YYZ Toronto, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 1/6 351 TI 2328 CMW Camaguey, Cuba FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
China Eastern Airlines 1/7 345 TI 297 PVG Shanghai, China JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Philippine Airlines 1/7 326 TI 126 YVR Vancouver, Canada JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spirit 1/6 324 C 833 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL MBJ Montego Bay, Jamaica N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 1/22 296 D 778 MBJ Montego Bay, Jamaica ATL Atlanta, GA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A MGM Montgomery, AL 147 Y
American 1/6 285 C 2277 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL PAP Port-au-Prince, Haiti N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cathay Pacific Airways 1/7 267 TI 846 HKG Hong Kong JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Notes:

International flight reports do not include arrival delay or cause of delay/cancellation flight data. These data are also not available for domestic flights reported by airlines that do not report monthly airline on-time data (Part 234) or for domestic charter flights reported by Part 234 carriers.

Description:

* Stage of Operation where 3-hour tarmac time took place:

C Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was canceled at the origin airport

D At Diversion Airport: The tarmac time at the alternate airport

M Multiple Gate Departure: Flight left the gate, then returned and then left again to resume normal operation. Tarmac time is the time before the return to the gate.

TI Taxi-in: The time between wheels-on and gate arrival

TO Taxi-out: The time between gate departure and wheels-off

** Cause of cancellation is 1 (if yes) or 0 (if no). Cause of delay for all other flights in minutes. No cause of delay or cause of diversion reported for diverted flights.

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics