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

Table 5 Cancelled Flights with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More July 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 6 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 7/26 392 392 745 JFK New York, NY PDX Portland, OR 7 1910 1906 0 1 0 0 0

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
US Airways 7/26 276 276 17 JFK New York, NY PHX Phoenix, AZ 7 1559 1653 54 0 0 0 1
JetBlue 7/26 268 268 34 JFK New York, NY ROC Rochester, NY 7 1725 1721 0 0 0 0 1
United 7/29 257 257 680 ORD Chicago, IL LGA New York, NY 3 1200 1608 248 0 1 0 0
American 7/29 246 246 745 LGA New York, NY DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 1315 1310 0 0 0 0 1
US Airways 7/26 241 241 1135 PHL Philadelphia, PA MSY New Orleans, LA 7 1929 1934 5 0 1 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
American 7/26 229 229 855 JFK New York, NY DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 7 1750 1811 21 0 1 0 0
JetBlue 7/26 224 224 217 JFK New York, NY LGB Long Beach, CA 7 1759 1833 34 0 0 0 1
American 7/29 185 221 370 ORD Chicago, IL LGA New York, NY 3 1248 1404 76 0 1 0 0
American 7/29 215 215 751 LGA New York, NY DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 1345 1341 0 0 0 0 1
US Airways 7/26 212 212 1896 PHL Philadelphia, PA PIT Pittsburgh, PA 7 1830 1825 0 0 1 0 0
American Eagle 7/7 199 199 4754 DCA Washington, DC JFK New York, NY 2 1610 1609 0 0 1 0 0
United 7/29 195 195 686 ORD Chicago, IL LGA New York, NY 3 1505 1535 30 0 1 0 0
American Eagle 7/29 191 191 4750 DCA Washington, DC JFK New York, NY 3 1430 1425 0 0 1 0 0
American 7/26 190 190 473 PHL Philadelphia, PA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 7 1805 1822 17 0 0 0 1
American 7/29 190 190 1526 ORD Chicago, IL EWR Newark, NJ 3 1425 1455 30 0 1 0 0
American 7/26 188 188 127 JFK New York, NY SAN San Diego, CA 7 1550 1550 0 0 1 0 0
Mesa 7/26 188 188 7018 IAD Washington, DC PWM Portland, ME 7 1652 1715 23 0 0 0 1
Mesa 7/16 185 185 7043 IAD Washington, DC LGA New York, NY 4 1720 1718 0 0 1 0 0
Comair 7/26 182 182 6291 JFK New York, NY BTV Burlington, VT 7 1615 1635 20 0 0 0 1
American Eagle 7/27 181 181 4736 LGA New York, NY RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 1 1525 1539 14 0 1 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.

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