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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, June 2011

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
American Eagle 6/25 238 TI 4503 JFK New York, NY STL St. Louis, MO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A IND Indianapolis, IN 229 Y
Delta 6/15 217 D 730 CHS Charleston, SC ATL Atlanta, GA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A MGM Montgomery, AL 147 Y
United 6/21 211 C 525 ORD Chicago, IL LGA New York, NY N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 6/28 211 M 1840 CLT Charlotte, NC PIT Pittsburgh, PA 288 0 0 0 267 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/16 209 C 562 IAD Washington, DC DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 6/21 206 C 988 ORD Chicago, IL CLT Charlotte, NC N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AirTran 6/15 206 D 1583 BKG Branson, MO ATL Atlanta, GA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BHM Birmingham, AL 134 Y
ExpressJet*** 6/21 198 C 5930 ORD Chicago, IL LEX Lexington, KY N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/16 196 C 651 IAD Washington, DC ORD Chicago, IL N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 6/28 194 M 2022 CLT Charlotte, NC DTW Detroit, MI 265 0 0 0 265 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet*** 6/21 189 C 5848 ORD Chicago, IL ABE Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet*** 6/30 184 M 6004 ORD Chicago, IL GSP Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 283 264 19 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/21 183 M 471 ORD Chicago, IL SFO San Francisco, CA 316 0 0 0 316 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 6/16 182 M 937 IAD Washington, DC DEN Denver, CO 403 0 350 0 0 53 N/A N/A N/A N/A

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.

*** Revised Sept. 19, 2011

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics