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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 2016

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
JetBlue2/5236M677JFKNew York, NYJAXJacksonville, FL44403304110N/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue2/5198M586JFKNew York, NYROCRochester, NY39403303610N/AN/AN/AN/A
PSA2/15191C5030PHLPhiladelphia, PABDLHartford, CTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Republic2/15187C4691DCAWashington, DCMCIKansas City, MON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spirit2/5186C239BOSBoston, MARSWFort Myers, FLN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/15185TO1958DCAWashington, DCPBIWest Palm Beach, FL18301710120N/AN/AN/AN/A
American2/5182M2031BOSBoston, MAPHLPhiladelphia, PA350011031425N/AN/AN/AN/A
PSA2/15182TI4987DTWDetroit, MIDCAWashington, DCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PSA2/15181C5023DCAWashington, DCBDLHartford, CTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Republic2/15181TI4332CMHColumbus, OHDCAWashington, DCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights

 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:

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