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Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More July 2009

Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More July 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 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 First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
Delta 7/29 265 337 163 JFK New York, NY LAS Las Vegas, NV 3 1645 1641 2237 352 0 37 0 352
US Airways 7/26 249 329 301 PHL Philadelphia, PA PDX Portland, OR 7 1750 1814 2304 314 288 34 0 0
Delta 7/12 241 270 63 ATL Atlanta, GA LAX Los Angeles, CA 7 1745 1739 2228 283 0 14 0 283

Tarmac Time of 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 First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
JetBlue 7/1 235 257 915 PWM Portland, ME JFK New York, NY 3 1139 1137 1650 311 0 316 0 0
Northwest 7/26 231 264 1557 PHL Philadelphia, PA MSP Minneapolis, MN 7 1832 1912 1011 939 890 0 0 0
US Airways 7/26 218 319 155 PHL Philadelphia, PA SAN San Diego, CA 7 1800 1809 2240 280 0 41 0 280
Delta 7/29 211 217 86 MIA Miami, FL JFK New York, NY 3 1400 1523 1915 315 0 330 0 0
Continental 7/26 210 247 1155 EWR Newark, NJ ATL Atlanta, GA 7 1735 1735 2234 299 0 258 0 0
Continental 7/26 208 227 328 EWR Newark, NJ CLT Charlotte, NC 7 1805 1818 2254 289 0 276 0 0
Delta 7/26 207 349 161 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA 7 1700 1700 2202 302 0 93 0 302
Express Jet 7/29 199 296 2173 LGA New York, NY CLE Cleveland, OH 3 1300 1318 1825 325 0 63 0 325
Skywest 7/1 196 239 2557 PHL Philadelphia, PA MKE Milwaukee, WI 3 1955 2003 100 305 0 0 0 298
Continental 7/29 194 258 1166 ORD Chicago, IL EWR Newark, NJ 3 1115 1226 1716 361 0 394 0 0
Delta 7/26 193 235 1023 PHL Philadelphia, PA ATL Atlanta, GA 7 1757 1812 2318 321 0 312 0 0
JetBlue 7/2 190 208 1757 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL SJU San Juan, PR 4 1150 1239 1620 270 190 87 0 0
Continental 7/26 189 215 312 EWR Newark, NJ BQN Aguadilla, PR 7 1830 1911 2337 307 0 11 0 307
Southwest 7/7 184 210 938 BWI Baltimore, MD PVD Providence, RI 2 1320 1244 1722 242 0 24 0 230
JetBlue 7/29 183 198 908 ORD Chicago, IL JFK New York, NY 3 1215 1222 1738 323 0 339 0 0
Delta 7/6 183 212 53 ATL Atlanta, GA IAH Houston, TX 1 730 729 1126 236 0 258 0 0
United 7/17 183 198 847 LGA New York, NY IAD Washington, DC 5 1926 2000 30 304 0 0 0 238

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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