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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

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
United 12/8 244 M 691 ORD Chicago, IL IAH Houston, TX 381 0 7 0 374 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
GoJet 12/8 239 TI 3640 TVC Traverse City, MI ORD Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 228 C 1138 ORD Chicago, IL IAD Washington, DC N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 217 TI 780 DCA Washington, DC ORD Chicago, IL 573 0 573 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chautauqua 12/8 215 TI 4717 CLE Cleveland, OH ORD Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 207 TI 1633 IAD Washington, DC ORD Chicago, IL 282 0 282 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Trans States 12/8 201 C 3422 ORD Chicago, IL MEM Memphis, TN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 196 TI 651 TPA Tampa, FL ORD Chicago, IL 195 9 183 0 0 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/17 192 M 698 BOS Boston, MA EWR Newark, NJ 330 0 0 0 322 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 181 C 780 ORD Chicago, IL SEA Seattle, WA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
United 12/8 270 C 987 ORD Chicago, IL CDG Paris, France N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
British Airways 12/17 259 TO 212 BOS Boston, MA LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 256 C 928 ORD Chicago, IL LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 12/8 245 C 952 ORD Chicago, IL MUC Munich, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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.

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics