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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

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 7/21 252 D 401 RNO Reno, NV DEN Denver, CO 438 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO 73 Y
United 7/21 231 D 2426 SNA Santa Ana, CA DEN Denver, CO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO 73 Y
United 7/23 221 D 664 ORD Chicago, IL PHL Philadelphia, PA 645 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ABE Allentown, PA 55 Y
JetBlue 7/7 217 C 225 JFK New York, NY TPA Tampa, FL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/7 213 M 211 JFK New York, NY ATL Atlanta, GA 373 0 373 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/7 207 M 2529 JFK New York, NY MSY New Orleans, LA 339 0 339 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 7/17 202 M 305 MCO Orlando, FL SFO San Francisco, CA 258 0 0 0 228 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/9 197 TI 3762 CRP Corpus Christi, TX IAH Houston, TX 188 0 188 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 7/7 197 C 1415 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/9 193 TI 3770 BRO Brownsville, TX IAH Houston, TX 177 0 177 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/9 186 TI 3848 LIT Little Rock, AR IAH Houston, TX 167 0 167 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/9 186 TI 3776 CHS Charleston, SC IAH Houston, TX 181 0 181 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 7/7 186 C 1677 JFK New York, NY JAX Jacksonville, FL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spirit 7/28 186 D 860 MCO Orlando, FL BDL Hartford, CT 936 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A TYS Alcoa, TN 741 Y
Delta 7/13 185 M 2392 JFK New York, NY SJU San Juan, PR 301 0 301 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 7/7 184 C 29 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA N/A 0 1 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
American 7/23 328 D 1967 PUJ Punta Cana, DR CLT Charlotte, NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 129 Y
American 7/23 310 D 863 MBJ Montego Bay, Jamaica CLT Charlotte, NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 129 Y
American 7/23 299 D 731 LHR London, UK CLT Charlotte, NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 129 Y
American 7/12 260 C 112 MIA Miami, FL BCN Barcelona, Spain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada Rouge 7/7 256 TO 1854 LAS Las Vegas, NV YUL Montreal, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/7 248 C 414 JFK New York, NY ATH Athens, Greece N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dataset Excel:

Combined_29.xlsx

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:

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