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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, June 2017

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
American 6/14 214 TI 1310 MSY New Orleans, LA ORD Chicago, IL 491 0 491 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/19 198 C 61 EWR Newark, NJ HNL Honolulu, HI N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/27 190 M 2400 BOS Boston, MA SFO San Francisco, CA 252 0 252 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 6/30 187 M 270 JFK New York, NY MSP Minneapolis, MN 334 0 334 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 6/6 187 C 2669 MIA Miami, FL SFO San Francisco, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 6/16 183 TI 1126 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 268 97 171 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Qatar 6/20 258 D 707 DOH Doha. Qatar IAD Dulles, VA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BWI Baltimore,MD 45 Y
Delta 6/19 243 D 149 AMS Amsterdam, Netherlands EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 200 Y


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