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Table 9 Diversion Airport Time of Three or More Hours for Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination September 2009

Table 9 Diversion Airport Time of Three or More Hours for Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination September 2009

Time at Diversion Airport: The total time on the tarmac and at the terminal when passengers are given the opportunity to deplane.
Ranked by total time at diversion airport including terminal time. Flights with multiple diversions are ranked by the longest total time at a diversion airport. Data for the first diversion is listed first, followed by subsequent diversions on the rows immediately below.

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Total Time at Diversion Airport of 12 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
American Eagle 9/28 4735 35 756 42 Y RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC LGA New York, NY 1 PHL Philadelphia, PA 1903 739 814 7 1825 821 836 431 74
American 9/17 1640 12 746 19 Y MIA Miami, FL BOS Boston, MA 4 MIA Miami, FL 2211 1037 1308 7 2350 1315 805 1258 38
American 9/10 1264 17 739 22 Y RNO Reno, NV DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 ABI Abilene, TX 2018 837 910 5 1645 915 990 1345 44

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 11 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
American 9/21 2372 22 675 28 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX ORD Chicago, IL 1 MEM Memphis, TN 2100 815 934 6 2135 940 725 802 56
American 9/10 2307 94 660 97 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX JAC Jackson, WY 4 SLC Salt Lake City, UT 2117 817 853 3 1925 856 811 1046 194

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 8 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
United 9/8 403 17 496 22 Y IAD Washington, DC DEN Denver, CO 2 OMA Omaha, NE 958 1814 1828 3 1030 1831 481 1452 43
Continental 9/27 1589 20 492 27 Y DTW Detroit, MI IAH Houston, TX 7 DTW Detroit, MI 1232 2044 2209 6 1347 2215 508 1076 50

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 7 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
American 9/29 1914 17 435 24 Y SAN San Diego, CA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 2 PHX Phoenix, AZ 933 1648 2032 13 1340 2045 425 1171 49
Northwest 9/9 1522 21 431 31 Y ORD Chicago, IL DTW Detroit, MI 3 ORD Chicago, IL 740 1451 1645 10 922 1655 453 235 53
Delta 6/12 1765 17 469 23 Y ATL Atlanta, GA SNA Santa Ana, CA 5 LAX Los Angeles, CA 2351 740 801 6 2217 807 590 1919 97

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 6 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
Alaska 9/7 60 19 376 30 Y KTN Ketchikan, AK SEA Seattle, WA 1 KTN Ketchikan, AK 842 1458 1718 8 1047 1726 399 680 57
Continental 9/20 229 20 364 29 Y DEN Denver, CO EWR Newark, NJ 7 DEN Denver, CO 837 1441 2001 9 1317 2010 413 1605 53
Delta 9/2 1798 17 360 29 Y DEN Denver, CO ATL Atlanta, GA 3 TUL Tulsa, OK 1822 22 244 11 2040 255 375 1199 59

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 5 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
Mesa 9/12 7203 12 347 21 Y CAK Akron, OH ORD Chicago, IL 6 SBN South Bend, IN 745 1332 1251 58 629 1349 440 344 92
American 9/18 7 16 331 20 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX OGG Kahului, HI 5 LAX Los Angeles, CA 1415 1946 2129 5 1520 2134 374 3711 41
American 9/22 1233 13 326 20 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX SEA Seattle, WA 2 DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 2153 319 443 7 2245 450 365 1660 40
American 9/21 1827 15 304 26 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX SMF Sacramento, CA 1 DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 1901 5 115 6 1840 121 401 1431 63
Atlantic Southeast 9/28 5609 28 300 38 Y ATL Atlanta, GA FAY Fayetteville, NC 1 ATL Atlanta, GA 1139 1639 1726 2 1055 1728 393 331 59

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 4 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
Mesa 9/29 2642 7 299 11 Y MEM Memphis, TN CLT Charlotte, NC 2 MEM Memphis, TN 1455 1954 2159 5 1707 2204 297 512 22
SkyWest 9/12 6692 51 296 69 Y MSN Madison, WI ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 653 1149 1217 70 625 1327 422 109 149
American 9/23 1856 8 288 12 Y SAT San Antonio, TX DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 SAT San Antonio, TX 1509 1957 2034 12 1555 2046 291 247 35
Comair 9/20 6449 14 285 25 Y CVG Cincinnati, OH MSY New Orleans, LA 7 BHM Birmingham, AL 859 1344 1441 4 947 1445 298 700 46
Pinnacle 9/12 905 36 283 46 Y ATL Atlanta, GA AUS Austin, TX 6 ATL Atlanta, GA 1731 2214 2301 8 1535 2309 454 813 64
American Eagle 9/12 4182 43 281 47 Y PHL Philadelphia, PA ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 651 1132 1157 39 720 1236 316 678 98
American Eagle 9/12 4121 34 279 43 Y DCA Washington, DC ORD Chicago, IL 6 IND Indianapolis, IN 821 1300 1233 24 715 1257 342 612 77
United 9/2 943 11 279 21 Y ORD Chicago, IL LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 ORD Chicago, IL 1625 2104 2238 16 1742 2254 312 1745 53
AirTran 9/17 684 10 278 17 Y ICT Wichita, KS ATL Atlanta, GA 4 STL St. Louis, MO 1447 1925 2138 10 1554 2148 354 781 60
Delta 9/21 1015 275 275 275 N PHL Philadelphia, PA ATL Atlanta, GA 1 CLT Charlotte, NC 1548 2023 2113 80 1508 2233 445 665 396
American 9/21 1609 81 272 93 Y ATL Atlanta, GA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 1 AUS Austin, TX 2104 136 236 5 1515 241 686 732 109
Continental 9/23 1581 14 272 21 Y SEA Seattle, WA ANC Anchorage, AK 3 SEA Seattle/Tacoma Intl. Airport, WA 1411 1843 2045 8 1546 2053 307 1449 51
Mesa 9/28 7258 30 270 35 Y ORD Chicago, IL CAE Columbia, SC 1 IND Indianapolis, IN 1922 2352 116 2 1946 118 332 666 50
SkyWest 9/1 5931 10 262 19 Y BNA Nashville, TN DEN Denver, CO 2 BNA Nashville, TN 1903 2325 45 8 1909 53 344 1013 94
Continental 9/29 626 13 261 26 Y IAH Houston, TX BWI Baltimore, MD 2 BNA Nashville, TN 942 1403 1624 5 1149 1629 280 1235 48
Mesa 9/12 7072 13 255 17 Y MEM Memphis, TN ORD Chicago, IL 6 SPI Springfield, IL 738 1153 1229 62 743 1331 348 491 91
SkyWest 9/12 5750 45 250 52 Y GRB Green Bay/Clintonville, WI ORD Chicago, IL 6 SBN South Bend, IN 825 1235 1157 32 656 1229 333 174 92
American Eagle 9/12 4108 26 249 29 Y MSN Madison, WI ORD Chicago, IL 6 MSN Madison, WI 655 1104 1138 7 645 1145 300 109 48
United 9/7 932 43 247 62 Y DEN Denver, CO IAD Washington, DC 1 ORD Chicago, IL 1904 2311 135 3 2104 138 274 1452 77
American Eagle 9/10 3252 63 246 121 Y MOB Mobile, AL DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 ACT Waco, TX 1722 2128 2158 6 1655 2204 309 540 137
American Eagle 9/12 4507 158 241 174 Y RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC ORD Chicago, IL 6 IND Indianapolis, IN 837 1238 1214 43 750 1257 307 647 236
Mesa 9/12 7081 18 241 23 Y SPI Springfield, IL ORD Chicago, IL 6 SPI Springfield, IL 726 1127 1210 14 657 1224 327 174 53

Total Time at Diversion Airport of 3 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Flight Number Longest Single Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Total Time at Diversion Airport including Terminal Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time at Diversion Airport (in mins.) Passengers Given Opportunity to Deplane at Diversion Airport (Y/N) Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Diversion Airport Diversion City Wheels On at Diversion Airport Wheels Off at Diversion Airport Diverted Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination Total Tarmac Time at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Wheels On at Destination Airport Taxi-In Time (in mins.) Scheduled Arrival Time Actual Gate Arrival Time Arrival Delay (in mins.) Distance from Scheduled Origin to Scheduled Destination
American Eagle 9/10 3832 101 232 168 Y PNS Pensacola, FL DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 ACT Waco, TX 1808 2200 2234 11 1745 2245 300 604 190
SkyWest 9/15 4640 23 232 31 Y TUL Tulsa, OK ATL Atlanta, GA 2 MEM Memphis, TN 720 1112 1310 6 856 1316 260 674 53
American 9/27 39 25 230 29 Y SFO San Francisco, CA HNL Honolulu, HI 7 SFO San Francisco, CA 934 1324 1519 3 1115 1522 247 2398 45
Atlantic Southeast 9/30 5518 6 230 11 Y BTR Baton Rouge, LA ATL Atlanta, GA 3 BTR Baton Rouge, LA 534 924 1128 14 744 1142 238 449 34
American Eagle 9/12 3914 40 229 75 Y ICT Wichita, KS ORD Chicago, IL 6 SPI Springfield, IL 759 1148 1225 38 755 1303 308 588 123
SkyWest 9/12 6030 28 229 33 Y LEX Lexington, KY ORD Chicago, IL 6 SBN South Bend, IN 825 1214 1140 111 622 1331 429 323 156
United 9/21 15 46 229 61 Y JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA 1 IAD Washington, DC 1640 2029 2228 10 1815 2238 263 2586 121
US Airways 9/25 471 17 228 23 Y SFO San Francisco, CA LAS Las Vegas, NV 5 SFO San Francisco, CA 1900 2248 2351 6 1958 2357 239 414 45
American Eagle 9/12 3942 117 227 146 Y BMI Bloomington, IL ORD Chicago, IL 6 PIA Peoria, IL 728 1115 1156 41 700 1237 337 116 198
Mesa 9/12 7187 100 225 146 Y CAE Columbia, SC ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 756 1141 1209 17 725 1226 301 666 172
American Eagle 9/12 4258 21 223 29 Y DBQ Dubuque, IA ORD Chicago, IL 6 CMI Champaign/Urbana, IL 724 1107 1152 8 645 1200 315 147 48
American Eagle 9/12 4043 119 219 190 Y TYS Knoxville, TN ORD Chicago, IL 6 IND Indianapolis, IN 830 1209 1154 32 725 1226 301 475 239
American Eagle 9/12 4317 37 219 68 Y DTW Detroit, MI ORD Chicago, IL 6 PIA Peoria, IL 723 1102 1139 23 655 1202 307 235 99
SkyWest 9/12 5782 25 216 31 Y AVP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 705 1041 1112 18 712 1130 258 631 65
Northwest 9/3 1246 18 215 30 Y DTW Detroit, MI MHT Manchester, NH 4 SYR Syracuse, NY 1841 2216 2254 10 1904 2304 240 609 73
SkyWest 9/12 5998 29 215 33 Y PIA Peoria, IL ORD Chicago, IL 6 PIA Peoria, IL 730 1105 1142 7 654 1149 295 130 54
American Eagle 9/12 4099 133 214 214 Y MLI Moline, IL ORD Chicago, IL 6 IND Indianapolis, IN 833 1207 1151 7 645 1158 313 139 244
American Eagle 9/12 4251 32 214 38 Y CWA Wausau/Marshfield, WI ORD Chicago, IL 6 MSN Madison, WI 727 1101 1134 26 710 1200 290 213 72
Atlantic Southeast 9/21 5364 44 213 55 Y ATL Atlanta, GA ORD Chicago, IL 1 ATL Atlanta, GA 1059 1432 1508 8 950 1516 326 606 119
American Eagle 9/12 3963 66 212 92 Y LIT Little Rock, AR ORD Chicago, IL 6 SPI Springfield, IL 809 1141 1222 34 800 1256 296 552 140
Mesa 9/12 7268 64 206 72 Y FSD Sioux Falls, SD ORD Chicago, IL 6 MSN Madison, WI 733 1059 1133 90 728 1303 335 462 181
American Eagle 9/12 3939 13 205 22 Y BNA Nashville, TN ORD Chicago, IL 6 CVG Covington, KY 847 1212 1201 50 750 1251 301 409 84
Atlantic Southeast 9/20 4959 22 204 35 Y ATL Atlanta, GA TUL Tulsa, OK 7 ATL Atlanta, GA 1509 1833 1909 3 1430 1912 282 674 77
American Eagle 9/12 4336 37 204 53 Y TVC Traverse City, MI ORD Chicago, IL 6 CMI Champaign/Urbana, IL 708 1032 1116 6 640 1122 282 224 65
American Eagle 9/12 4087 44 203 57 Y SDF Louisville, KY ORD Chicago, IL 6 CMI Champaign/Urbana, IL 701 1024 1105 5 630 1110 280 286 74
ExpressJet 9/13 2264 22 203 33 Y IAH Houston, TX DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 7 IAH Houston, TX 1434 1757 1909 6 1432 1915 283 224 75
Pinnacle 9/14 3810 21 202 38 Y DTW Detroit, MI SCE State College, PA 1 DTW Detroit, MI 2231 153 245 11 38 256 138 300 63
Southwest 9/21 988 9 202 14 Y HOU Houston, TX TUL Tulsa, OK 1 OKC Oklahoma City, OK 1546 1908 1933 4 1515 1937 262 453 23
ExpressJet 9/17 2549 8 202 13 Y EWR Newark, NJ MSY New Orleans, LA 4 MGM Montgomery, AL 2118 40 126 4 2200 130 210 1167 48
Pinnacle 9/12 4019 27 201 41 Y BIS Bismarck/Mandan, ND MSP Minneapolis, MN 6 RST Rochester, MN 1215 1536 1603 9 1220 1612 232 386 57
American Eagle 9/12 4114 165 200 200 Y PIT Pittsburgh, PA ORD Chicago, IL 6 GRR Grand Rapids, MI 754 1114 1052 14 640 1106 266 412 222
Mesa 9/12 7105 3 200 4 Y ROC Rochester, NY ORD Chicago, IL 6 SBN South Bend, IN 749 1109 1032 5 649 1037 228 528 18
Mesa 9/12 7036 11 196 16 Y AUS Austin, TX ORD Chicago, IL 6 SPI Springfield, IL 820 1136 1217 9 901 1226 205 978 37
American Eagle 9/12 4152 115 193 179 Y GRR Grand Rapids, MI ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 655 1008 1026 11 640 1037 237 137 205
American Eagle 9/12 4154 132 193 188 Y CMH Columbus, OH ORD Chicago, IL 6 IND Indianapolis, IN 850 1203 1146 10 730 1156 266 296 214
US Airways 9/20 1546 12 191 15 Y PHX Phoenix, AZ CLT Charlotte, NC 7 MEM Memphis, TN 1845 2156 8 5 2040 13 213 1774 33
Mesa 9/12 7018 7 191 10 Y BNA Nashville, TN ORD Chicago, IL 6 DAY Dayton, OH 845 1156 1138 5 750 1143 233 409 35
Delta 9/21 1781 70 190 100 Y LGA New York, NY ATL Atlanta, GA 1 CLT Charlotte, NC 1610 1920 2034 16 1435 2050 375 761 148
Hawaiian 9/23 1 22 189 31 Y LAX Los Angeles, CA HNL Honolulu, HI 3 LAX Los Angeles, CA 1143 1452 1640 8 1110 1648 338 2556 63
American Eagle 9/12 4376 18 188 24 Y CVG Cincinnati, OH ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 722 1030 1058 10 625 1108 283 264 43
Mesa 9/12 7035 18 184 22 Y ABE Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA ORD Chicago, IL 6 FWA Fort Wayne, IN 835 1139 1123 74 712 1237 325 654 105
American Eagle 9/22 3857 58 183 85 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX JAN Jackson/Vicksburg, MS 2 DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 1524 1827 1936 19 1530 1955 265 408 124
Northwest 9/20 475 181 181 181 N LGA New York, NY TPA Tampa, FL 7 MCO Orlando, FL 1745 2046 2107 3 1717 2110 233 1011 199
Northwest 9/1 674 24 181 34 Y DTW Detroit, MI PHX Phoenix, AZ 2 DTW Detroit, MI 1246 1547 1614 5 1305 1619 194 1671 75
SkyWest 9/12 5804 37 181 42 Y MKE Milwaukee, WI ORD Chicago, IL 6 MKE Milwaukee, WI 711 1012 1037 15 642 1052 250 67 67
Southwest 9/21 43 6 180 11 Y DEN Denver, CO TUL Tulsa, OK 1 OKC Oklahoma City, OK 1625 1925 1947 7 1540 1954 254 541 34

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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