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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, Jan 2015

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
Southwest1/11212D3476ATLAtlanta, GAMSYNew Orleans, LA896N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AJANJackson/Vicksburg160Y
Southwest1/11210D2141DALDallas, TXMSYNew Orleans, LA1051N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AJANJackson/Vicksburg160Y
ExpressJet1/5200M3943ORDChicago, ILMCIKansas City, MO34201203300N/AN/AN/AN/A
Alaska1/5198M21ORDChicago, ILSEASeattle, WA4070704000N/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways1/5185C831ORDChicago, ILCLTCharlotte, NCN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights

* 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