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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, October 2012

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
Shuttle America10/24186C3471DENDenver, COCMHColumbus, OHN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Frontier10/24184C667DENDenver, COSFOSan Francisco, CAN/A00010N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Virgin Atlantic10/2207M2EWRNewark, NJLHRLondon, United KingdomN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
United10/19192D83DELDelhi, IndiaEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASWFNewburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY56N/A
Delta10/25190TO173JFKNew York, NYNRTTokyo, JapanN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
British Airways10/15187D273LHRLondon, United KingdomSANSan Diego, CAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AONTOntario, CA94N/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