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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 2013

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
Frontier11/1346TI403DENDenver, COLAXLos Angeles, CA3150315000N/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways11/1296TI797PHLPhiladelphia, PALAXLos Angeles, CA2530253000N/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways11/1287TI1993CLTCharlotte, NCLAXLos Angeles, CA2739264000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest11/1277TI559HOUHouston, TXLAXLos Angeles, CA2600260000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest11/1261TI427LASLas Vegas, NVLAXLos Angeles, CA25614242000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest11/1248TI304SMFSacramento, CALAXLos Angeles, CA2430243000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America11/1233TO935LAXLos Angeles, CASFOSan Francisco, CA2062060000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America11/1210M334LAXLos Angeles, CAFLLFort Lauderdale, FL1761760000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America11/1203TI399JFKNew York, NYLAXLos Angeles, CA1940194000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America11/1192TI1780SEASeattle, WALAXLos Angeles, CA1851850000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America11/1190TI321FLLFort Lauderdale, FLLAXLos Angeles, CA1620162000N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Avianca11/1299TI522SALSan Salvador, El SalvadorLAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air Canada11/1281TI550YVRVancouver, CanadaLAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Avianca11/1260TI526SALSan Salvador, El SalvadorLAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Aero Mexico11/1243TI782GDLGuadalajara, MexicoLAXLos Angeles, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics