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Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More March 2009

Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More March 2009

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 4 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
AirTran 3/1 271 271 328 CLT Charlotte, NC BWI Baltimore, MD 7 1642 2106 264 0 0 0 1
Delta 3/1 264 398 1477 ATL Atlanta, GA LAX Los Angeles, CA 7 1325 1430 65 1 0 0 0

Tarmac Time 3 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
Delta 3/1 203 203 242 ATL Atlanta, GA JFK New York, NY 7 2115 2323 128 0 0 0 1
US Airways 3/1 188 188 910 CLT Charlotte, NC ORD Chicago, IL 7 1759 1852 53 1 0 0 0
US Airways 3/26 185 185 1945 CLT Charlotte, NC ATL Atlanta, GA 4 734 731 0 0 0 0 1
American Eagle 3/1 182 182 4053 ORD Chicago, IL DBQ Dubuque, IA 7 2150 2215 25 1 0 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

* Total Tarmac Time is the flight's total time away from the gate before cancellation. The total time may include more than one departure from the gate.

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