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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

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
US Airways2/21271C555PHLPhiladelphia, PASLCSalt Lake City, UTN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27225TO125DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXATLAtlanta, GA337020201350N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27203C1095DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXONTOntario, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/21202TI1406MIAMiami, FLJFKNew York, NY26001920680N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27197C157DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXPDXPortland, ORN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spirit2/2197TI718DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXLGANew York, NY24316227000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Envoy2/27196C3635DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXPNSPensacola, FLN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Envoy2/27193C3393DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXTXKTexarkana, ARN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27190C372DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXMFEMcAllen, TXN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest2/25188C500MDWChicago, ILDTWDetroit, MIN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27185TO149DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXRSWFort Myers, FL278018507419N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27184C1031DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXPITPittsburgh, PAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways2/21184TI622PHXPhoenix, AZJFKNew York, NY2010201000N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27183TI1456MCOOrlando, FLDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX1650165000N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27181TO1399DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXSTLSt. Louis, MO311016301480N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/27181TI1688DCAWashington, DCDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX1840184000N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Lufthansa2/2420C401JFKNew York, NYFRAFrankfurt, GerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier2/21318D73CUNCancun, MXDENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/APUBPueblo, CO95Y
British Airways2/9306TO202BOSBoston, MALHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
British Airways2/21302TO216IADWashington, DCLHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Norwegian Air2/2273TI7011CPHCopenhagen, DKJFKNew York, NYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin Australia2/5255D7BNEBrisbane, AULAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AONTOntario, CA41Y
British Airways2/21245M184EWRNewark, NJLHRLondon, UKN/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