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

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
American Eagle6/25238TI4503JFKNew York, NYSTLSt. Louis, MON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AINDIndianapolis, IN229Y
Delta6/15217D730CHSCharleston, SCATLAtlanta, GAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AMGMMontgomery, AL147Y
United6/21211C525ORDChicago, ILLGANew York, NYN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways6/28211M1840CLTCharlotte, NCPITPittsburgh, PA28800026721N/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/16209C562IADWashington, DCDFWDallas/Ft.Worth, TXN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
US Airways6/21206C988ORDChicago, ILCLTCharlotte, NCN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AirTran6/15206D1583BKGBranson, MOATLAtlanta, GAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABHMBirmingham, AL134Y
ExpressJet***6/21198C5930ORDChicago, ILLEXLexington, KYN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/16196C651IADWashington, DCORDChicago, ILN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta6/28194M2022CLTCharlotte, NCDTWDetroit, MI2650002650N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet***6/21189C5848ORDChicago, ILABEAllentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet***6/30184M6004ORDChicago, ILGSPGreenville/Spartanburg, SC28326419000N/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/21183M471ORDChicago, ILSFOSan Francisco, CA3160003160N/AN/AN/AN/A
United6/16182M937IADWashington, DCDENDenver, CO40303500053N/AN/AN/AN/A

* 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


Bureau of Transportation Statistics