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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, June 2013

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
Domestic Flights
SkyWest6/13231M5191CLTCharlotte, NCIADWashington, DC33703603010N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet6/6181C5679IAHHouston, TXLFTLafayette, LAN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Jazz Aviation6/28254D7652YULMontreal, CANDCAWashington, DCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARICRichmond, VA94N/A
Delta6/2238TO151ATLAtlanta, GALIMLima, PeruN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lufthansa6/13234M445ATLAtlanta, GAFRAFrankfurt, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta6/26200TO495JFKNew York, NYSDQSanto Domingo, DOMN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lufthansa6/11193M463MIAMiami, FLFRAFrankfurt, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin Atlantic6/17190D11LHRLondon, UKBOSBoston, MAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABDLHartford, CT91N/A
United6/2186TO974IADWashington, DCGVAGeneva, SwitzerlandN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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.


* 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.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics