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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, April 2011

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
Delta4/27202C1076ATLAtlanta, GASLCSalt Lake City, UTN/A1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United4/24202C19JFKNew York, NYSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta4/27200C1714ATLAtlanta, GAONTOntario/San Bernardino, CAN/A1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta4/27185TO823ATLAtlanta, GAFLLFort Lauderdale, FL20371580038N/AN/AN/AN/A

* 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