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

Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More June 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
Mesa 6/3 291 291 7343 IAD Washington, DC HSV Huntsville, AL 3 1645 1705 20 0 1 0 0
United 6/3 275 275 704 IAD Washington, DC TPA Tampa, FL 3 1735 1730 0 0 0 0 1
United 6/3 263 263 715 IAD Washington, DC MCO Orlando, FL 3 1735 1730 0 0 0 0 1
Mesa 6/3 249 249 7279 IAD Washington, DC CAE Columbia, SC 3 1736 1733 0 0 1 0 0
American 6/3 244 244 1783 IAD Washington, DC DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 1630 1641 11 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 6/9 235 235 2115 BWI Baltimore, MD MIA Miami, FL 2 1520 1532 12 0 1 0 0
American 6/9 234 234 1011 DCA Washington, DC MIA Miami, FL 2 1530 1539 9 0 1 0 0
Pinnacle 6/26 223 223 2204 LGA New York, NY IND Indianapolis, IN 5 1526 1525 0 0 0 0 1
Comair 6/30 220 220 6599 BOS Boston, MA PHL Philadelphia, PA 2 1320 1320 0 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 6/30 220 220 2364 EWR Newark, NJ STL St. Louis, MO 2 1429 1435 6 0 1 0 0
Northwest 6/25 219 219 1140 DTW Detroit, MI BWI Baltimore, MD 4 1528 1537 9 0 1 0 0
Comair 6/25 219 219 5070 DTW Detroit, MI HSV Huntsville, AL 4 1532 1525 0 0 0 0 1
SkyWest 6/19 217 217 5934 ORD Chicago, IL CWA Wausau/Marshfield, WI 5 949 941 0 0 1 0 0
Mesa 6/10 217 217 7043 IAD Washington, DC LGA New York, NY 3 1720 1835 75 0 1 0 0
American Eagle 6/19 214 214 4059 ORD Chicago, IL DSM Des Moines, IA 5 1410 1654 164 0 1 0 0
American Eagle 6/3 213 213 4647 DCA Washington, DC RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 3 1630 1630 0 0 1 0 0
US Airways 6/3 213 213 1613 DCA Washington, DC CLT Charlotte, NC 3 1715 1705 0 0 0 0 1
Comair 6/26 212 212 6375 LGA New York, NY MSN Madison, WI 5 1440 1525 45 0 0 0 1
American Eagle 6/19 208 208 3985 ORD Chicago, IL RST Rochester, MN 5 930 927 0 0 1 0 0
US Airways 6/9 207 207 1094 PHL Philadelphia, PA RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 2 1346 1339 0 0 1 0 0
Pinnacle 6/25 205 205 2590 DTW Detroit, MI BHM Birmingham, AL 4 1531 1539 8 0 1 0 0
American 6/3 203 203 1219 DCA Washington, DC MIA Miami, FL 3 1625 1619 0 0 0 0 1
Northwest 6/26 203 203 513 LGA New York, NY MSP Minneapolis, MN 5 1545 1543 0 0 1 0 0
Northwest 6/25 201 201 232 DTW Detroit, MI DCA Washington, DC 4 1509 1704 115 0 1 0 0
Pinnacle 6/25 199 199 2500 DTW Detroit, MI DAY Dayton, OH 4 1719 1719 0 0 1 0 0
Comair 6/26 198 198 6452 JFK New York, NY BDL Hartford, CT 5 1605 1625 20 0 0 0 1
US Airways 6/9 196 268 1651 PHL Philadelphia, PA MIA Miami, FL 2 1215 1221 6 0 1 0 0
SkyWest 6/1 194 194 5947 ORD Chicago, IL BNA Nashville, TN 1 1810 1820 10 0 0 0 1
ExpressJet 6/26 193 193 2077 EWR Newark, NJ SAV Savannah, GA 5 1545 1717 92 0 0 0 1
American 6/9 191 191 617 BWI Baltimore, MD DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 2 1630 1639 9 0 1 0 0
Mesa 6/2 191 191 7343 IAD Washington, DC HSV Huntsville, AL 2 1645 1649 4 0 1 0 0
Mesa 6/3 191 191 7189 IAD Washington, DC CLT Charlotte, NC 3 1715 1712 0 0 1 0 0
Pinnacle 6/19 189 189 2352 DTW Detroit, MI ABE Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA 5 2121 2204 43 0 1 0 0
Mesa 6/10 188 188 7040 IAD Washington, DC BUF Buffalo, NY 3 1701 1658 0 0 1 0 0
Comair 6/30 186 186 6313 JFK New York, NY MSP Minneapolis, MN 2 1350 1440 50 0 0 0 1
Mesa 6/3 185 185 7077 IAD Washington, DC IND Indianapolis, IN 3 1700 1849 109 0 1 0 0
Continental 6/9 183 183 1159 EWR Newark, NJ ATL Atlanta, GA 2 1245 1322 37 0 0 0 1
Continental 6/30 182 182 1183 EWR Newark, NJ ORD Chicago, IL 2 1329 1323 0 0 0 0 1
American 6/3 180 180 1317 DCA Washington, DC DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 1715 1733 18 0 0 0 1
Comair 6/9 180 180 6451 DCA Washington, DC HSV Huntsville, AL 2 1555 1620 25 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.

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