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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 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
SkyWest8/3221D5594FCAKalispell, MTDENDenver, CON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
Southwest8/3184D632LAXLos Angeles, CADENDenver, CO360N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACOSColorado Springs, CO73Y
International Flights
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines8/28240D690RAIPraia, Cape VerdeBOSBoston, MAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AJFKNew York, NY186Y
United8/28229D39OSLOslo, NorwayEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASYRSyracuse, NY194Y
Emirates8/28221M202JFKNew York, NYDXBDubai, UAEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United8/28203D28LHRLondon, UKEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABOSBoston, MA200Y
American8/13181D340PVRPuerto Vallarta, MexDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAUSAustin, TX190Y

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