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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, July 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
United7/21252D401RNOReno, NVDENDenver, CO438N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
United7/21231D2426SNASanta Ana, CADENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
United7/23221D664ORDChicago, ILPHLPhiladelphia, PA645N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AABEAllentown, PA55Y
JetBlue7/7217C225JFKNew York, NYTPATampa, FLN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/7213M211JFKNew York, NYATLAtlanta, GA3730373000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/7207M2529JFKNew York, NYMSYNew Orleans, LA3390339000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America7/17202M305MCOOrlando, FLSFOSan Francisco, CA25800022830N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet7/9197TI3762CRPCorpus Christi, TXIAHHouston, TX1880188000N/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue7/7197C1415JFKNew York, NYSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet7/9193TI3770BROBrownsville, TXIAHHouston, TX1770177000N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet7/9186TI3848LITLittle Rock, ARIAHHouston, TX1670167000N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet7/9186TI3776CHSCharleston, SCIAHHouston, TX1810181000N/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue7/7186C1677JFKNew York, NYJAXJacksonville, FLN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spirit7/28186D860MCOOrlando, FLBDLHartford, CT936N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATYSAlcoa, TN741Y
Delta7/13185M2392JFKNew York, NYSJUSan Juan, PR3010301000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America7/7184C29JFKNew York, NYSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A0100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
American7/23328D1967PUJPunta Cana, DRCLTCharlotte, NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARDURaleigh/Durham, NC129Y
American7/23310D863MBJMontego Bay, JamaicaCLTCharlotte, NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARDURaleigh/Durham, NC129Y
American7/23299D731LHRLondon, UKCLTCharlotte, NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARDURaleigh/Durham, NC129Y
American7/12260C112MIAMiami, FLBCNBarcelona, SpainN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air Canada Rouge7/7256TO1854LASLas Vegas, NVYULMontreal, CanadaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/7248C414JFKNew York, NYATHAthens, GreeceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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 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:

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.


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