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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, December 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
United12/8244M691ORDChicago, ILIAHHouston, TX3810703740N/AN/AN/AN/A
GoJet12/8239TI3640TVCTraverse City, MIORDChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8228C1138ORDChicago, ILIADWashington, DCN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8217TI780DCAWashington, DCORDChicago, IL5730573000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Chautauqua12/8215TI4717CLECleveland, OHORDChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8207TI1633IADWashington, DCORDChicago, IL2820282000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Trans States12/8201C3422ORDChicago, ILMEMMemphis, TNN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8196TI651TPATampa, FLORDChicago, IL1959183003N/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/17192M698BOSBoston, MAEWRNewark, NJ3300003228N/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8181C780ORDChicago, ILSEASeattle, WAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
United12/8270C987ORDChicago, ILCDGParis, FranceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
British Airways12/17259TO212BOSBoston, MALHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8256C928ORDChicago, ILLHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United12/8245C952ORDChicago, ILMUCMunich, GermanyN/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