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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, January 2014

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
Republic1/2247C3291PHLPhiladelphia, PACHSCharleston, SCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2246TI289SLCSalt Lake City, UTMDWChicago, IL3810381000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2241TI3160PHXPhoenix, AZMDWChicago, IL38803780010N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2237TI1377SJCSan Jose, CAMDWChicago, IL3850234010942N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2230TI3433DENDenver, COMDWChicago, IL396029200104N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2227TI421EWRNewark, NJMDWChicago, IL5990243034016N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2224TI159RDURaleigh/Durham, NCMDWChicago, IL4570201020155N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2223TI2338BDLHartford, CTMDWChicago, IL509030700202N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2216TI491SFOSan Francisco, CAMDWChicago, IL3380329009N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2216TI502SANSan Diego, CAMDWChicago, IL419020900210N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2215TI279DENDenver, COMDWChicago, IL324520700112N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2213TI2968MEMMemphis, TNMDWChicago, IL45703770080N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2211TI592ABQAlbuquerque, NMMDWChicago, IL422920400209N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2210TI1982STLSt. Louis, MOMDWChicago, IL4850207024830N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2210TI2898MCIKansas City, MOMDWChicago, IL3880306054128N/AN/AN/AN/A
American1/21209M1277BWIBaltimore, MDDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX129608012880N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2196TI4045MHTManchester, NHMDWChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest1/2196TI1884BWIBaltimore, MDMDWChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
British Airways1/2283C66PHLPhiladelphia, PALHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air Canada1/11271D1861MCOOrlando, FLYYZToronto, CanadaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABUFBuffalo, NYY68
Jazz Aviation1/11244D7873EWRNewark, NJYYZToronto, CanadaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASYRSyracuse, NYY180

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.


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