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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, July 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 (in miles) Reached Scheduled Destination
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather Late Arriving Aircraft
Domestic Flights
Shuttle America 7/13 257 C 3512 ORD Chicago, IL ATL Atlanta, GA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 249 TI 6180 RAP Rapid City, SD ORD Chicago, IL 258 22 236 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 242 TI 5918 RIC Richmond, VA ORD Chicago, IL 227 3 224 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SkyWest 7/13 221 TI 5211 CLE Cleveland, OH ORD Chicago, IL 219 2 217 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 219 TI 5875 MDT Harrisburg, PA ORD Chicago, IL 261 48 213 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mesa 7/13 214 M 3780 ORD Chicago, IL ATL Atlanta, GA 324 0 24 0 300 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 213 TI 5832 GRB Green Bay, WI ORD Chicago, IL 309 111 198 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shuttle America 7/13 212 TI 3487 PIT Pittsburgh, PA ORD Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
GoJet 7/13 206 TI 3638 MCI Kansas City, MO ORD Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 204 TI 6021 CID Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA ORD Chicago, IL 217 26 191 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
GoJet 7/13 196 TI 3671 AUS Austin, TX ORD Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 190 TI 6145 PWM Portland, ME ORD Chicago, IL 175 18 157 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shuttle America 7/3 190 D 3486 IAD Washington, DC DTW Detroit, MI N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 7/13 189 TI 5928 ORF Norfolk, VA ORD Chicago, IL 192 20 172 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 7/15 187 M 127 PHL Philadelphia, PA LAX Los Angeles, CA 321 149 172 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/13 184 TI 908 DEN Denver, CO ORD Chicago, IL 196 1 171 0 0 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/13 183 TI 597 LAS Las Vegas, NV ORD Chicago, IL 198 0 178 0 0 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SkyWest 7/13 182 TI 5561 CHS Charleston, SC ORD Chicago, IL 187 0 164 0 0 23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Caribbean 7/7 243 D 526 GEO Georgetown, Guyana JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SJU San Juan, PR 1,598 N/A
Aeromexico 7/24 229 TO 409 JFK New York, NY MEX Mexico City, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/18 217 TO 845 ORD Chicago, IL GRU Sao Paulo, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 7/15 216 TO 30 JFK New York, NY SVO Moscow, Russia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/9 198 D 59 AMS Amsterdam, Netherlands IAH Houston, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AUS Austin, TX 140 N/A
Delta 7/15 195 TO 106 JFK New York, NY FRA Frankfurt, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/26 194 D 1446 LIR Liberia, Costa Rica EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A IAD Washington, DC 212 N/A
Air Canada 7/31 181 TO 713 LGA New York, NY YYZ Toronto, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 7/18 185 D 57 CDG Paris, France EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SWF Newburgh, NY 56 N/A
JetBlue 7/26 182 D 878 PUJ Punta Cana, Dominican Republic JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A IAD Washington, DC 228 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:
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.

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics