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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, December 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
Frontier12/17265C418DENDenver, COATLAtlanta, GAN/A1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17250TI277PITPittsburgh, PADENDenver, CO500124300256N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17247TI423ATLAtlanta, GADENDenver, CO319022904842N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16228TI163MSNMadison, WIDENDenver, CO481025900222N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17228TI402LAXLos Angeles, CADENDenver, CO321242600037N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest12/16226TI1500OMAOmaha, NEDENDenver, CO29117266008N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hawaiian12/17219M51JFKNew York, NYHNLHonolulu, HI9820009820N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16213C757DENDenver, COPHXPhoenix, AZN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16206C608DENDenver, COINDIndianapolis, INN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16205TI866MSOMissoula, MTDENDenver, CO23801880050N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16205TI406LAXLos Angeles, CADENDenver, CO26901740095N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17202TI200CLTCharlotte, NCDENDenver, CO24914235000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Compass12/21198TI5788SMFSacremento, CALAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17196TI778LASLas Vegas, NVDENDenver, CO325822130030N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/17194TI822SEASeattle, WADENDenver, CO1740174000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16192TI582SLCSalt Lake City, UTDENDenver, CO26602210045N/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue12/17189M393JFKNew York, NYDABDaytona Beach, FL2450245000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Alaska12/5189TI707SLCSalt Lake City, UTSEASeattle, WA23228204000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Alaska12/5187TI531BURBurbank, CASEASeattle, WA1810181000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Compass12/21182TI5782OAKOakland, CALAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier12/16182TI509LGANew York, NYDENDenver, CO1694165000N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
All Nippon Airways12/17322D2NRTTokyo, JapanIADWashington, DCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABWIBaltimore, MD45Y
Avianca12/17310TO21JFKNew York, NYBOGBogota, ColombiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Xtra Airwaays12/21245D412CCSCaracas, VenezuelaJFKNew York, NYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AMIAMiami, FL1091Y

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