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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, November 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
Alaska11/8260C154OTZKotzebue, AKANCAnchorage, AKN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta11/14193M2812JFKNew York, NYTPATampa, FL277106171000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mesa11/28189C3979OKCOklahoma City, OKIAHHouston, TXN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United11/14182M1138EWRNewark, NJRSWFort Myers, FL2350235000N/AN/AN/AN/A
United11/14181M1460EWRNewark, NJLASLas Vegas, NV2530253000N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Qatar Airways11/21379D725DOHDoha, QatarORDChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ADTWDetroit, MI233Y

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.