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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 2016

Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time

AirlineFlight DateLongest Continuous Tarmac Time (in mins.)Stage of Operation*Flight NumberOrigin AirportOrigin CityDestination AirportDestination CityArrival Delay (in mins.)Cause of Delay/Cancellation**Diversion AirportDiversion CityDiversion Airport Distance from Scheduled DestinationReached Scheduled Destination
Air CarrierNational Aviation SystemSecurityWeatherLate Arriving Aircraft
Domestic Flights
International Flights
Norwegian Air1/23422TO7002JFKNew York, NYOSLOslo, NorwayN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Copa (Panama)1/17292D209SFOSan Francisco, CAPTYPanama City, PanamaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ADFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX1990Y
Qatar1/22267TO708IADWashington, DCDOHDoha, QatarN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American1/15261D214BSBBrasilia, BrazilMIAMiami, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AMCOOrlando, FL192Y
American1/15261D992CNFBelo Horizonte, BrazilMIAMiami, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATPATampa, FL204Y
American1/15258D984MVDMontevideo, UruguayMIAMiami, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATPATampa, FL204Y
Virgin Atlantic1/22247TO22IADWashington, DCLHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air France1/22246TO55IADWashington, DCCDGParis, FranceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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.


* 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.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics