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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

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
Southwest 1/11 212 D 3476 ATL Atlanta, GA MSY New Orleans, LA 896 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A JAN Jackson/Vicksburg 160 Y
Southwest 1/11 210 D 2141 DAL Dallas, TX MSY New Orleans, LA 1051 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A JAN Jackson/Vicksburg 160 Y
ExpressJet 1/5 200 M 3943 ORD Chicago, IL MCI Kansas City, MO 342 0 12 0 330 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alaska 1/5 198 M 21 ORD Chicago, IL SEA Seattle, WA 407 0 7 0 400 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 1/5 185 C 831 ORD Chicago, IL CLT Charlotte, NC N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/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