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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, May 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
American5/15210D2255MIAMiami, FLDFWDallas/Fort Worth, TX361N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AIAHHouston, TX224Y
ExpressJet5/28204M4652ORDChicago, ILCLECleveland, OH2180002180N/AN/AN/AN/A
American5/20185D252LAXLos Angeles, CAMIAMiami, FL276N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARSWFort Myers, FL105Y
Shuttle America5/28185M3560ORDChicago, ILEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Alaska5/22184TO33PHLPhiladelphia, PASEASeattle, WA1320123009N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Lufthansa5/22240M439DFWDallas/Fort Worth, TXFRAFrankfurt, Ger.N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Air Canada5/23219M713LGANew York, NYYYZToronto, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United5/10207D1467SALSan Salvador, SVIAHHouston, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AEFDHouston, TXN/AN/A
American5/22185D55MANManchester, UKORDChicago, ILN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ADTWDetroit, MIN/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