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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

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
American6/14214TI1310MSYNew Orleans, LAORDChicago, IL4910491000N/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/19198C61EWRNewark, NJHNLHonolulu, HIN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/27190M2400BOSBoston, MASFOSan Francisco, CA2520252000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta6/30187M270JFKNew York, NYMSPMinneapolis, MN3340334000N/AN/AN/AN/A
American6/6187C2669MIAMiami, FLSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue6/16183TI1126FLLFort Lauderdale, FLRDURaleigh/Durham, NC26897171000N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Qatar6/20258D707DOHDoha. QatarIADDulles, VAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABWIBaltimore,MD45Y
Delta6/19243D149AMSAmsterdam, NetherlandsEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABOSBoston, MA200Y

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