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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, September 2011

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
SkyWest9/14202M6200IADWashington, DCCOSColorado Springs, CO2830402709N/AN/AN/AN/A
United9/14196M461IADWashington, DCLASLas Vegas, NV2530702415N/AN/AN/AN/A
ExpressJet9/14194M5930IADWashington, DCSDFLouisville, KY27000025119N/AN/AN/AN/A
International Flights
Air France9/29224D18CDGParis, FREWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ABOSBoston, MA200Y
JetBlue9/7196TO871JFKNew York, NYBGIBarbados/Bridgetown,BBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Continental9/4193D37EDIEdinburgh,GBEWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASWFNewburgh/Poughkeepsie,NY56Y
Continental9/4186D97TXLBerlin, GEREWRNewark, NJN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASWFNewburgh/Poughkeepsie,NY56Y
Continental9/29185D1091MEXMexico City, MXIAHHouston, TXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AMFEMisson/McAllen/Edinburg, TX316Y

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