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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, March 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
International Flights
Avianca3/24320D28BOGBogota, ColombiaMCOOrlando, FLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AMIAMiami, FL192Y
British Airways3/18295M174JFKNew York, NYLHRLondon, United KingdomN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta3/18218D456GUAGuatemala City, GuatemalaATLAtlanta, GAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ATLHTallahassee, FL223Y
Emirates3/6214M232IADWashington, DCDXBDubai, United Arab EmiratesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lan Chile3/18195M531JFKNew York, NYLIMLima, PeruN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Virgin Atlantic3/8190TO26JFKNew York, NYLHRLondon, United KingdomN/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