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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, August 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
American 8/2 394 D 1293 STX Christiansted, VI MIA Miami, FL 1177 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PBI West Palm Beach, FL 62 Y
American 8/12 292 D 152 DCA Washington, DC DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 1146 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AUS Austin, TX 190 Y
SkyWest 8/28 216 TI 6009 SAT San Antonio, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA 269 0 259 0 0 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SkyWest 8/28 213 TI 5191 SEA Seattle, WA LAX Los Angeles, CA 187 0 187 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 8/28 209 TI 584 LAS Las Vegas, NV LAX Los Angeles, CA 227 0 227 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/14 200 TI 2254 MIA Miami, FL JFK New York, NY 243 0 243 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JetBlue 8/2 192 C 1580 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL DCA Washington, DC N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/2 186 C 1284 MIA Miami, FL ORD Chicago, IL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/19 186 D 1278 SNA Santa Ana, CA DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 1031 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SAT San Antonio, TX 247 Y
American 8/14 186 TO 267 JFK New York, NY SEA Seattle, WA 158 0 138 0 0 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/14 186 TI 2658 CLT Charlotte, NC JFK New York, NY 195 0 195 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/2 184 M 1109 MIA Miami, FL ORD Chicago, IL 288 0 4 0 259 25 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 8/28 184 TI 411 ORD Chicago, IL LAX Los Angeles, CA 172 0 172 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 8/11 183 C 4131 LGA New York, NY CLE Cleveland, OH N/A 0 1 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/2 183 M 760 MIA Miami, FL CLT Charlotte, NC 325 0 11 0 314 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
China Eastern 8/14 309 TI 297 PVG Shanghai, China JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 8/2 304 D 916 BOG Bogota, Colombia MIA Miami, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PBI West Palm Beach, FL 62 Y
American 8/2 278 D 914 CCS Caracas, Venezuela MIA Miami, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PBI West Palm Beach, FL 62 Y
Avianca 8/2 267 D 4 BOG Bogota, Colombia MIA Miami, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PBI West Palm Beach, FL 62 Y
Eva Airways 8/14 243 TI 32 TPE Taipei, Taiwan JFK New York, NY 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:

Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was canceled at the origin airport

At Diversion Airport: The tarmac time at the alternate airport

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

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics