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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, August 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
Allegiant8/17207M471ABQAlbuquerque, NMLASLas Vegas, NVN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air Wisconsin8/22206C4258PHLPhiladelphia, PASDFLouisville, KYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PSA8/22198C5171PHLPhiladelphia, PASTLSt.Louis, MON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Alaska8/2187D54PDXPortland, OREWRNewark, NJ270N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASYRSyracuse195Y
Air Wisconsin8/22184C4151PHLPhiladelphia, PAMKEMilwaukee, WIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American8/2183C792PHLPhiladelphia, PAMSPMinneapolis, MNN/A0100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American8/26182C10LAXLos Angeles, CAJFKNew York, NYN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta8/22181M216JFKNew York, NYPDXPortland, OR6726720000N/AN/AN/AN/A
JetBlue8/22181M167JFKNew York, NYOAKOakland, CA31502970018N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Virgin Australia8/26269D24LAXLos Angeles, CAMELMelbourne, AustraliaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AHNLHonolulu, HI5514Y
American8/18242D805CUNCancun, MexicoPHLPhiladelphia, PAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AORFNorfolk, VA212Y
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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:

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