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Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of Three Hours or More December 2008

Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of Three Hours or More December 2008

Tarmac Time: The time away from the gate before a flight was cancelled. May include multiple gate departures.
Ranked by longest single tarmac time

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Tarmac Time Three Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Longest Single Tarmac Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time (in mins.) Flight Number Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Scheduled Departure Time Actual Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Cancellation
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
Continental 12/10 409 409 1010 IAH Houston, TX EWR Newark, NJ 3 1750 1851 61 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 372 372 467 IAH Houston, TX SEA Seattle, WA 3 2055 2135 40 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 372 372 2284 IAH Houston, TX TYS Knoxville, TN 3 1714 1713 0 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 369 369 250 IAH Houston, TX RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 3 1910 1911 1 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 343 343 1795 IAH Houston, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 1750 1850 60 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 333 333 2376 IAH Houston, TX ICT Wichita, KS 3 1800 1947 107 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 327 327 553 IAH Houston, TX PDX Portland, OR 3 1904 2130 146 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 318 318 1428 IAH Houston, TX PHX Phoenix, AZ 3 2050 2131 41 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 315 315 2834 IAH Houston, TX MCI Kansas City, MO 3 1848 1849 1 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 297 297 1597 IAH Houston, TX LAS Las Vegas, NV 3 1900 2128 148 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 296 296 658 IAH Houston, TX DCA Washington, DC 3 1854 2037 103 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 286 286 236 IAH Houston, TX MFE Mission/Mcallen/Edinburg, TX 3 1833 1913 40 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 282 282 3038 IAH Houston, TX BNA Nashville, TN 3 1855 1900 5 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 275 275 2820 IAH Houston, TX STL St. Louis, MO 3 1900 2110 130 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 273 273 2050 IAH Houston, TX RIC Richmond, VA 3 1855 1907 12 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 265 265 2736 IAH Houston, TX CRW Charleston/Dunbar, WV 3 1855 2105 130 0 1 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 264 264 2508 IAH Houston, TX PIT Pittsburgh, PA 3 1722 1731 9 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 262 262 1492 IAH Houston, TX CMH Columbus, OH 3 1915 2107 112 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 261 261 582 IAH Houston, TX BOS Boston, MA 3 1910 2132 142 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 259 259 2898 IAH Houston, TX PHX Phoenix, AZ 3 1600 1606 6 0 1 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 258 258 2062 IAH Houston, TX LRD Laredo, TX 3 1740 1737 0 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 253 253 511 IAH Houston, TX MFE Mission/Mcallen/Edinburg, TX 3 2125 2225 60 1 0 0 0
Northwest 12/20 239 239 627 SEA Seattle, WA HNL Honolulu, HI 6 1730 1845 75 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 238 238 2648 IAH Houston, TX BHM Birmingham, AL 3 1735 1902 87 0 0 0 1
Continental 12/10 224 224 190 IAH Houston, TX MIA Miami, FL 3 1855 1853 0 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/10 223 223 1748 IAH Houston, TX FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1900 1952 52 0 0 0 1
American Eagle 12/16 216 216 3761 DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX HOU Houston, TX 2 755 917 82 0 0 0 1
American Eagle 12/16 214 214 4008 ORD Chicago, IL CLT Charlotte, NC 2 1320 1325 5 0 1 0 0
Continental 12/10 214 238 310 IAH Houston, TX EWR Newark, NJ 3 1910 27 317 1 0 0 0
ExpressJet 12/10 208 208 2044 IAH Houston, TX CLT Charlotte, NC 3 1734 2004 150 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 207 207 2878 IAH Houston, TX OMA Omaha, NE 3 1750 1754 4 0 0 0 1
SkyWest 12/25 206 206 4571 SLC Salt Lake City, UT BIL Billings, MT 4 2110 2206 56 0 0 0 1
Pinnacle 12/31 205 265 2185 BOS Boston, MA IND Indianapolis, IN 3 1005 1035 30 1 0 0 0
American Eagle 12/23 204 204 4033 ORD Chicago, IL GRR Grand Rapids, MI 2 910 1004 54 0 1 0 0
Mesa 12/23 204 204 7328 ORD Chicago, IL ORF Norfolk, VA 2 1904 1930 26 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 12/10 196 196 2804 IAH Houston, TX MEM Memphis, TN 3 1845 1844 0 0 1 0 0
Continental 12/10 194 194 299 IAH Houston, TX DEN Denver, CO 3 2055 2244 109 1 0 0 0
Continental 12/16 193 193 460 EWR Newark, NJ SAT San Antonio, TX 2 1941 2035 54 0 0 0 1
Delta 12/17 192 192 170 LAS Las Vegas, NV SLC Salt Lake City, UT 3 1342 1510 88 0 0 0 1
Comair 12/14 190 190 6391 JFK New York, NY PHL Philadelphia, PA 7 1720 1730 10 0 1 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Day of Week Code
1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
5 Friday
6 Saturday
7 Sunday