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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 2016

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 7/25 208 D 994 SFO San Francisco, CA EWR Newark, NJ 352 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RIC Richmond, VA 277 Y
American 7/18 199 D 627 DTW Detroit, MI PHX Phoenix, AZ 317 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A TUS Tucson, AZ 110 Y
Piedmont 7/18 195 C 4805 AGS Augusta, GA CLT Charlotte, NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/25 192 D 1640 LAX Los Angeles, CA EWR Newark, NJ 457 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A IAD Washington Dulles, VA 212 Y
Delta 7/21 190 M 1666 ATL Atlanta, GA RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 318 0 318 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Endeavor 7/25 186 C 4018 JFK New York, NY CLE Cleveland, OH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/21 185 M 1341 ATL Atlanta, GA GSP Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 293 0 293 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/21 184 M 1132 ATL Atlanta, GA PWM Portland, ME 303 0 303 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/25 183 C 419 JFK New York, NY LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/25 183 C 495 JFK New York, NY SLC Salt Lake City, UT N/A 1 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/25 181 C 448 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Lufthansa 7/18 388 D 446 FRA Frankfurt, Ger DEN Denver, CO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO Y 73
Air Serbia 7/1 306 M 501 JFK New York, NY BEG Belgrade, Serbia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/1 270 D 1518 PUJ Punta Cana, DR EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A JFK New York, NY N/A N/A
Japan 7/25 264 D 4 NRT Tokyo, Japan JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA Y 186
China Eastern 7/7 263 TO 588 JFK New York, NY PVG Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/25 250 D 1518 PUJ Punta Cana, DR EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC Y 416
Tap Portugal 7/25 249 D 213 OPO Porto, Portugal EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA Y 200
United 7/25 248 D 1473 SDQ Santo Domingo, DR EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BWI Baltimore, MD Y 168
Etihad 7/1 244 TO 102 JFK New York, NY AUH Abu Dhabi, UAE N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/1 242 M 470 JFK New York, NY AGP Malaga, Spain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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:

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.

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics