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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, May 2015 (revised July 2016)

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
Mesa 5/25 271 C 3798 IAH Houston, TX RDU Raleigh, NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/25 238 C 1541 IAH Houston, TX TPA Tampa, FL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 5/25 228 C 4478 IAH Houston, TX OMA Omaha, NE N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 5/25 225 C 4275 IAH Houston, TX CRP Corpus Christi, TX N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mesa 5/25 215 TI 3741 MSY New Orleans, LA IAH Houston, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mesa 5/25 215 C 3768 IAH Houston, TX AUS Austin, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 5/25 214 C 4317 IAH Houston, TX MKE Milwaukee, WI N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 5/25 209 C 4262 IAH Houston, TX MFE McAllen, TX N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/25 208 C 1529 IAH Houston, TX LAS Las Vegas, NV N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/25 205 C 1715 IAH Houston, TX SNA Santa Ana, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/25 204 C 1735 IAH Houston, TX AUS Austin, TX N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/25 200 TO 746 IAH Houston, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA 223 0 179 0 37 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alaska 5/19 196 D 733 BOS Boston, MA SEA Seattle, WA 221 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DLH Duluth 1411 Y
United 5/20 194 D 756 DEN Denver, CO IAH Houston, TX 249 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A HOU Houston 24 Y
SkyWest 5/30 194 D 5167 MIA Miami, FL IAH Houston, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A MSY New Orleans 305 Y
ExpressJet 5/30 194 D 5786 VPS Valparaiso, FL IAH Houston, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A MSY New Orleans 305 Y
ExpressJet 5/25 193 C 4554 IAH Houston, TX TYS Knoxville, TN N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
British Airways 5/9 310 M 218 DEN Denver, CO 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