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Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of Three Hours or More Feb 2009

Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of Three Hours or More Feb 2009

Tarmac Time: The time away from the gate for flights that then returned to the gate before resuming normal operation.
Ranked by longest single tarmac time.

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Tarmac Time of Four 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 First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
Northwest 2/3 240 367 1761 PHL Philadelphia, PA DTW Detroit, MI 2 1955 2103 157 362 294 94 0 0

Tarmac Time of 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 First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
US Airways 2/4 217 247 873 PHL Philadelphia, PA LAS Las Vegas, NV 3 750 748 1151 241 0 0 0 234
Northwest 2/26 183 244 510 MSP Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN LGA New York, NY 4 1305 1302 1645 220 0 51 0 220
Pinnacle 2/18 180 188 5849 LIT Little Rock, AR ATL Atlanta, GA 3 1527 1615 2115 348 0 331 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Note: Multiple Gate Departures are flights that leave the gate at least once, return to the gate and then leave the gate a final time for departure to the scheduled destination. If the three-hour tarmac time takes place during any of the times away from the gate it is classified as a multiple gate departure. If the three-hour time takes place during final departure before wheels-off, the flight is classified as a Taxi-out.

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