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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, September 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
Allegiant9/1217TI1651TYSKnoxville, TNPGDPunta Gorda, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American9/24201D433CLTCharlotte, NCPHXPhoenix, AZ265N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATUSTucson, AZ110Y
American9/7183TO2203MIAMiami, FLLASLas Vegas, NV18101470340N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin America9/7183TO1349FLLFort Lauderdale, FLSFOSan Francisco, CA2240224000N/AN/AN/AN/A
United9/11183D481LAXLos Angeles, CASFOSan Francisco, CA200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASJCSan Jose, CA30Y
Delta9/5182M2807LGANew York, NYDTWDetroit, MI28343240000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Envoy9/7182TO3838MIAMiami, FLGSOGreensboro, NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Republic9/7182C4592MIAMiami, FLAUSAustin, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Volaris9/13261TO881JFKNew York, NYMEXMexico City, MXN/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:

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