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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, June 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 Reached Scheduled Destination
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather Late Arriving Aircraft
Domestic Flights
None
International Flights
Air Canada 6/25 248 TO 711 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 6/22 231 TO 117 EWR Newark, NJ HKG Hong Kong N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Japan Air 6/22 228 M 5 JFK New York, NY NRT Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada 6/25 196 TO 749 LGA New York, NY YUL Montreal, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 6/22 196 TO 710 PHL Philadelphia, PA ZRH Zurich, Switzerland N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada 6/25 184 TO 717 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

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