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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, December 2012

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 Eagle 12/25 272 TI 3361 BTR Baton Rouge, LA DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 281 0 275 0 6 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 228 TI 2720 FSD Sioux Falls, SD DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 271 5 233 0 0 33 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 218 TI 3327 TYS Knoxville, TN DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 204 0 185 0 0 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 12/17 214 D 340 RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC BWI Baltimore, MD N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ORF Norfolk 159 Y
American Eagle 12/25 212 TI 3272 FSM Fort Smith, AR DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 254 0 218 0 0 36 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 206 TI 3227 MTJ Montrose/Delta, CO DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 217 0 210 0 0 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 12/25 205 TO 1463 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX TUS Tucson, AZ 481 0 190 0 291 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 12/17 202 D 1165 BDL Hartford, CT BWI Baltimore, MD N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ORF Norfolk 159 Y
American Eagle 12/25 201 TI 2731 PNS Pensacola, FL DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 231 0 198 0 0 33 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 200 C 3344 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX PNS Pensacola, FL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 193 TI 3229 MSN Madison, WI DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 286 0 189 0 0 97 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 12/25 192 TI 1006 PDX Portland, OR DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 230 23 177 0 0 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 12/25 189 TI 1892 SNA Santa Ana, CA DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 174 0 174 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 187 TI 2706 GRR Grand Rapids, MI DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 263 0 207 0 8 48 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 12/25 184 TI 2446 LAX Los Angeles, CA DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 170 6 150 0 0 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 12/25 181 TI 638 ABQ Albuquerque, NM DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 266 1 173 0 0 92 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
American Eagle 12/25 250 C 2701 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth,TX GDL Guadalajara, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 215 TI 2856 SLP San Luis Potosi,Mexico DFW Dallas/Fort Worth,TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 214 C 2997 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth,TX SLP San Luis Potosi, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Eagle 12/25 199 TO 251 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth,TX GIG Rio de Janeiro, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 12/7 182 TO 258 MSP Minneapolis,MN AMS Amsterdam, Netherlands 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

** 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.

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics