Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, March 2012
Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time
|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||3/17||219||TI||2040||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||STL||St. Louis, MO||220||0||220||0||0||0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Shuttle America||3/17||187||TI||5884||LGA||New York, NY||STL||St. Louis, MO||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ExpressJet||3/17||183||TI||5157||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||STL||St. Louis, MO||178||0||178||0||0||0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|United||3/9||223||D||1246||GUA||Guatemala City, Guatemala||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||MSY||New Orleans, LA||305||Y|
|American||3/31||215||D||2106||CCS||Caracas, Venezuela||MIA||Miami, FL||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||RSW||Fort Myers, FL||104||Y|
|United||3/9||214||D||1516||LIR||Liberia, Costa Rica||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||MSY||New Orleans, LA||305||Y|
|Virgin Atlantic||3/31||186||D||75||MAN||Manchester, United Kingdom||MCO||Orlando, FL||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||TPA||Tampa, FL||81||Y|
|American||3/16||185||D||956||EZE||Ezeiza, Argentina||JFK||New York, NY||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||EWR||Newark, NJ||21||Y|
|United||3/9||182||D||1468||SAL||San Salvador, El Salvador||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||MSY||New Orleans, LA||305||Y|
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