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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, June 2010

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**
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather Late Arriving Aircraft
United 6/18 185 C 688 ORD Chicago, IL LGA New York, NY N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A
United 6/18 183 C 566 ORD Chicago, IL ATL Atlanta, GA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A
United 6/18 182 TO 896 ORD Chicago, IL IAD Washington, DC 158 0 158 0 0 0


* 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