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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, Nov 2014

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
US Airways 11/22 228 M 1743 DTW Detroit, MI MIA Miami, FL 386 10 7 0 369 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 11/22 214 M 1125 DTW Detroit, MI DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 328 0 38 0 290 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 11/22 206 M 1836 DTW Detroit, MI BOS Boston, MA 315 0 22 0 293 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 11/30 186 D 1614 PHX Phoenix, AZ DEN Denver, CO 213 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs 73 Y
International Flights
None

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.