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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, February 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
US Airways 2/21 271 C 555 PHL Philadelphia, PA SLC Salt Lake City, UT N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 225 TO 125 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX ATL Atlanta, GA 337 0 202 0 135 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 203 C 1095 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX ONT Ontario, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/21 202 TI 1406 MIA Miami, FL JFK New York, NY 260 0 192 0 68 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 197 C 157 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX PDX Portland, OR N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spirit 2/2 197 TI 718 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX LGA New York, NY 243 16 227 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Envoy 2/27 196 C 3635 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX PNS Pensacola, FL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Envoy 2/27 193 C 3393 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX TXK Texarkana, AR N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 190 C 372 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX MFE McAllen, TX N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 2/25 188 C 500 MDW Chicago, IL DTW Detroit, MI N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 185 TO 149 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX RSW Fort Myers, FL 278 0 185 0 74 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 184 C 1031 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX PIT Pittsburgh, PA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 2/21 184 TI 622 PHX Phoenix, AZ JFK New York, NY 201 0 201 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 183 TI 1456 MCO Orlando, FL DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 165 0 165 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 181 TO 1399 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX STL St. Louis, MO 311 0 163 0 148 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 2/27 181 TI 1688 DCA Washington, DC DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 184 0 184 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Lufthansa 2/2 420 C 401 JFK New York, NY FRA Frankfurt, Ger N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Frontier 2/21 318 D 73 CUN Cancun, MX DEN Denver, CO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PUB Pueblo, CO 95 Y
British Airways 2/9 306 TO 202 BOS Boston, MA LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
British Airways 2/21 302 TO 216 IAD Washington, DC LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EVA 2/2 286 TI 32 TPE Taipei, TW JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Norwegian Air 2/2 273 TI 7011 CPH Copenhagen, DK JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin Australia 2/5 255 D 7 BNE Brisbane, AU LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ONT Ontario, CA 41 Y
British Airways 2/21 245 M 184 EWR Newark, NJ LHR London, UK 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