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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

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
United7/25208D994SFOSan Francisco, CAEWRNewark, NJ352N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARICRichmond, VA277Y
American7/18199D627DTWDetroit, MIPHXPhoenix, AZ317N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATUSTucson, AZ110Y
Piedmont7/18195C4805AGSAugusta, GACLTCharlotte, NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United7/25192D1640LAXLos Angeles, CAEWRNewark, NJ457N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AIADWashington Dulles, VA212Y
Delta7/21190M1666ATLAtlanta, GARDURaleigh/Durham, NC3180318000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Endeavor7/25186C4018JFKNew York, NYCLECleveland, OHN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/21185M1341ATLAtlanta, GAGSPGreenville/Spartanburg, SC2930293000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/21184M1132ATLAtlanta, GAPWMPortland, ME3030303000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/25183C419JFKNew York, NYLAXLos Angeles, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/25183C495JFKNew York, NYSLCSalt Lake City, UTN/A1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/25181C448JFKNew York, NYSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Lufthansa7/18388D446FRAFrankfurt, GerDENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, COY73
Air Serbia7/1306M501JFKNew York, NYBEGBelgrade, SerbiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United7/1270D1518PUJPunta Cana, DREWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AJFKNew York, NYN/AN/A
Japan7/25264D4NRTTokyo, JapanJFKNew York, NYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABOSBoston, MAY186
China Eastern7/7263TO588JFKNew York, NYPVGShanghai, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United7/25250D1518PUJPunta Cana, DREWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARDURaleigh/Durham, NCY416
Tap Portugal7/25249D213OPOPorto, PortugalEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABOSBoston, MAY200
United7/25248D1473SDQSanto Domingo, DREWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABWIBaltimore, MDY168
Etihad7/1244TO102JFKNew York, NYAUHAbu Dhabi, UAEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta7/1242M470JFKNew York, NYAGPMalaga, SpainN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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