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

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
American Eagle12/25272TI3361BTRBaton Rouge, LADFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX2810275060N/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25228TI2720FSDSioux Falls, SDDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX27152330033N/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25218TI3327TYSKnoxville, TNDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX20401850019N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest12/17214D340RDURaleigh/Durham, NCBWIBaltimore, MDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AORFNorfolk159Y
American Eagle12/25212TI3272FSMFort Smith, ARDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX25402180036N/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25206TI3227MTJMontrose/Delta, CODFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX2170210007N/AN/AN/AN/A
American12/25205TO1463DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXTUSTucson, AZ481019002910N/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest12/17202D1165BDLHartford, CTBWIBaltimore, MDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AORFNorfolk159Y
American Eagle12/25201TI2731PNSPensacola, FLDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX23101980033N/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25200C3344DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXPNSPensacola, FLN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25193TI3229MSNMadison, WIDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX28601890097N/AN/AN/AN/A
American12/25192TI1006PDXPortland, ORDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX230231770030N/AN/AN/AN/A
American12/25189TI1892SNASanta Ana, CADFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX1740174000N/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25187TI2706GRRGrand Rapids, MIDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX26302070848N/AN/AN/AN/A
American12/25184TI2446LAXLos Angeles, CADFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX17061500014N/AN/AN/AN/A
American12/25181TI638ABQAlbuquerque, NMDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX26611730092N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
American Eagle12/25250C2701DFWDallas/Fort Worth,TXGDLGuadalajara, MexicoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25215TI2856SLPSan Luis Potosi,MexicoDFWDallas/Fort Worth,TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25214C2997DFWDallas/Fort Worth,TXSLPSan Luis Potosi, MexicoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
American Eagle12/25199TO251DFWDallas/Fort Worth,TXGIGRio de Janeiro, BrazilN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta12/7182TO258MSPMinneapolis,MNAMSAmsterdam, NetherlandsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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:

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.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics