Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, September 2011
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|
|SkyWest||9/14||202||M||6200||IAD||Washington, DC||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||283||0||4||0||270||9||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|United||9/14||196||M||461||IAD||Washington, DC||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||253||0||7||0||241||5||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ExpressJet||9/14||194||M||5930||IAD||Washington, DC||SDF||Louisville, KY||270||0||0||0||251||19||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Air France||9/29||224||D||18||CDG||Paris, FR||EWR||Newark, NJ||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||BOS||Boston, MA||200||Y|
|JetBlue||9/7||196||TO||871||JFK||New York, NY||BGI||Barbados/Bridgetown,BB||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Continental||9/4||186||D||97||TXL||Berlin, GER||EWR||Newark, NJ||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||SWF||Newburgh/Poughkeepsie,NY||56||Y|
|Continental||9/29||185||D||1091||MEX||Mexico City, MX||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||MFE||Misson/McAllen/Edinburg, TX||316||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