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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, June 2016

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
Spirit6/28278D719DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXDENDenver, CO542N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
SkyWest6/28243D5931FATFresno, CADENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
Mesa6/2225D6080RDUMorrisville, NCIAHHouston, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASATSan Anthonio, TX190Y
United6/13208D536BILBillings, MTDENDenver, CO383N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABFFScottsbluff, NE150Y
GoJet6/28196D4884MCIKansas City, MODENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
International Flights
Mesa6/12305D5781SLPSan Luis Potosi, Mex.DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAUSAustin, TX190Y
British Airways6/29279TO212BOSBoston, MALHRLondon, UKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet6/16276D4443CMECiudad del Carmen, Mex.IAHHouston, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ALCHLake Charles, LA127Y
ExpressJet6/28254D4493VERVeracruz, Mex.IAHHouston, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAUSAustin, TX140Y

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