Domestic Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours and International Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 4 Hours, June 2016
Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time
|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|
|Spirit||6/28||278||D||719||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||DEN||Denver, CO||542||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||73||Y|
|SkyWest||6/28||243||D||5931||FAT||Fresno, CA||DEN||Denver, CO||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||73||Y|
|Mesa||6/2||225||D||6080||RDU||Morrisville, NC||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||SAT||San Anthonio, TX||190||Y|
|United||6/13||208||D||536||BIL||Billings, MT||DEN||Denver, CO||383||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||BFF||Scottsbluff, NE||150||Y|
|GoJet||6/28||196||D||4884||MCI||Kansas City, MO||DEN||Denver, CO||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||73||Y|
|Mesa||6/12||305||D||5781||SLP||San Luis Potosi, Mex.||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||AUS||Austin, TX||190||Y|
|British Airways||6/29||279||TO||212||BOS||Boston, MA||LHR||London, UK||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ExpressJet||6/16||276||D||4443||CME||Ciudad del Carmen, Mex.||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||LCH||Lake Charles, LA||127||Y|
|ExpressJet||6/28||254||D||4493||VER||Veracruz, Mex.||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||AUS||Austin, TX||140||Y|
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