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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, April 2013

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
Delta4/19183M1485LGANew York, NYMCOOrlando, FL7440744000N/AN/AN/AN/A
United4/8182D1523PITPittsburgh, PADENDenver, CO225N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
International Flights
All Nippon4/17235M11ORDChicago, ILNRTTokyo, JapanN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lufthansa4/4225M457LAXLos Angeles, CAFRAFrankfurt, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American4/30193D602BGIBridgetown, BarbadosMIAMiami, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARSWFort Myers, FL105Y
Lufthansa4/10185D404FRAFrankfurt, GermanyJFKNew York, NYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/APHLPhiladelphia, PA93Y

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