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|
|Spirit||1/27||216||D||817||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||IFP||Bullhead City, AZ||72||Y|
|United***||1/26||208||D||455||SFO||San Francisco, CA||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||319||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||LSV||Las Vegas||13||Y|
|Chautauqua||1/27||184||TO||5070||ORD||Chicago, IL||LSE||La Crosse, WI||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hawaiian||1/7||211||M||466||PPG||Pago Pago, American Samoa||HNL||Honolulu, HI||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|American||1/2||185||D||962||GRU||Sao Paulo, Brazil||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||IAH||Houston, TX||224||Y|
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
* 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.
Note: 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.
*** United Flight 455 is not listed on Table 11 of the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report because the diversion was to a military airport rather than a civilian airport.