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

Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More April 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
American 4/3 290 290 2306 EGE Eagle, CO DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 5 735 722 0 0 0 0 1
United 4/17 264 264 406 DEN Denver, CO LGA New York, NY 5 1621 1626 5 0 0 0 1
American 4/3 240 240 2396 EGE Eagle, CO JFK New York, NY 5 835 835 0 0 0 0 1

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
American Eagle 4/5 203 203 4502 ORD Chicago, IL AZO Kalamazoo, MI 7 1855 2032 97 0 0 0 1
United 4/17 198 198 517 DEN Denver, CO SNA Santa Ana, CA 5 1755 1756 1 0 0 0 1
United 4/17 196 282 802 DEN Denver, CO BOS Boston, MA 5 1550 1604 14 0 0 0 1
Mesa 4/25 194 194 7083 GRR Grand Rapids, MI ORD Chicago, IL 6 1521 1517 0 0 1 0 0
American Eagle 4/25 189 189 4265 SGF Springfield, MO ORD Chicago, IL 6 1445 1445 0 0 1 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 4/23 186 186 5221 ATL Atlanta, GA MOB Mobile, AL 4 1915 1907 0 0 1 0 0
Delta 4/12 184 184 64 LAS Las Vegas, NV ATL Atlanta, GA 7 1104 1102 0 1 0 0 0
American Eagle 4/5 180 180 4520 ORD Chicago, IL CWA Wausau/Marshfield, WI 7 1950 2028 38 0 0 0 1
Comair 4/21 180 180 6676 DCA Washington, DC JFK New York, NY 2 1457 1810 193 0 0 0 1

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