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

Table 9 Diversion Airport Time of Three or More Hours for Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination October 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 13 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
Northwest 10/17 185 46 824 61 Y MSP Minneapolis, MN SAN San Diego, CA 6 LAX Los Angeles, CA 1935 919 954 12 1918 1006 888 1532 91
Pinnacle 10/30 4165 58 785 94 Y MEM Memphis, TN GPT Gulfport/Biloxi, MS 5 MOB Mobile, AL 2128 1033 1052 4 2047 1056 849 324 122

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
Northwest 10/17 679 31 776 44 Y DTW Detroit, MI SAN San Diego, CA 6 LAX Los Angeles, CA 1940 836 900 5 1941 905 804 1957 66
American 10/22 1181 17 757 23 Y RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 1144 21 152 6 1245 158 793 1062 46
American Eagle 10/29 2809 14 721 27 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX JAN Jackson/Vicksburg, MS 4 TXK Texarkana, AR 2043 844 946 5 1835 951 916 408 62

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 10/15 2013 12 689 16 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX MSY New Orleans, LA 4 IAH Houston, TX 206 1335 1420 4 2330 1424 894 448 32

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
Northwest 10/29 223 69 507 76 Y DCA Washington, DC DTW Detroit, MI 4 CLE Cleveland, OH 838 1705 1731 7 922 1738 496 405 92

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
AirTran 10/23 255 10 476 16 Y FNT Flint, MI ATL Atlanta, GA 5 FNT Flint, MI 1204 2000 2208 29 1352 2237 525 644 57
American 10/5 1426 25 446 29 Y SEA Seattle, WA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 1 SLC Salt Lake City, UT 1658 24 317 4 1950 321 451 1660 58
ExpressJet 10/1 2485 11 439 14 Y ORF Norfolk, VA IAH Houston, TX 4 ORF Norfolk, VA 705 1424 1610 7 827 1617 470 1201 33
Pinnacle 10/9 3900 9 437 13 Y JAN Jackson/Vicksburg, MS MEM Memphis, TN 5 TUP Tupelo, MS 831 1548 1612 8 720 1620 540 189 54
American 10/1 1774 19 420 35 Y FAT Fresno, CA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 FAT Fresno, CA 1432 2132 204 6 1845 210 445 1313 62
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
American 10/2 518 10 409 14 Y MIA Miami, FL JFK New York, NY 5 RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 910 1559 1707 6 1000 1713 433 1090 39
Northwest 10/17 590 155 409 168 Y PDX Portland, OR MSP Minneapolis, MN 6 BIL Billings, MT 1521 2210 39 4 1723 43 440 1426 194
American 10/14 39 41 375 57 Y SFO San Francisco, CA HNL Honolulu, HI 3 SFO San Francisco, CA 1012 1627 1839 4 1115 1843 448 2398 82
SkyWest 10/28 4440 14 368 23 Y SLC Salt Lake City, UT IAH Houston, TX 3 GJT Grand Junction, CO 1534 2142 55 5 1737 100 443 1195 54

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
Atlantic Southeast 10/21 5239 11 335 15 Y BTR Baton Rouge, LA ATL Atlanta, GA 3 BTR Baton Rouge, LA 1225 1800 2021 37 1430 2058 388 449 61
American 10/7 2275 20 324 29 Y MCO Orlando, FL DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 MCO Orlando, FL 1726 2250 2400 6 1730 6 396 984 47
ExpressJet 10/4 3150 8 321 15 Y PBI West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL CLE Cleveland, OH 7 PBI West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL 1213 1734 2005 5 1437 2010 333 1020 30
Hawaiian 10/27 17 27 319 33 Y LAS Las Vegas, NV HNL Honolulu, HI 2 SFO San Francisco, CA 634 1153 1346 4 545 1350 485 2762 55
US Airways 10/19 788 13 317 18 Y FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL PHL Philadelphia, PA 1 JAX Jacksonville, FL 1732 2249 34 12 1849 46 357 992 46

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
SkyWest 10/8 6138 87 299 113 Y LAX Los Angeles, CA TUL Tulsa, OK 4 XNA Fayetteville, AR 1715 2214 2242 4 1644 2246 362 1283 140
Comair 10/12 6632 35 285 40 Y GSO Greensboro/High Point, NC ATL Atlanta, GA 1 TYS Knoxville, TN 730 1215 1310 10 722 1320 358 306 63
American 10/13 183 30 283 43 Y BOS Boston, MA SFO San Francisco, CA 2 LAX Los Angeles, CA 1445 1928 2046 6 1205 2052 527 2704 65
Atlantic Southeast 10/1 5579 16 281 19 Y ROC Rochester, NY ATL Atlanta, GA 4 PIT Pittsburgh, PA 852 1333 1450 9 1006 1459 293 749 43
Hawaiian 10/3 36 19 281 86 Y HNL Honolulu, HI PHX Phoenix, AZ 6 HNL Honolulu, HI 1537 2018 428 6 2355 434 279 2917 112
US Airways 10/31 1219 17 281 24 Y RIC Richmond, VA CLT Charlotte, NC 6 TYS Knoxville, TN 708 1149 1229 9 640 1238 358 256 43
JetBlue 10/5 304 13 280 20 Y IAD Washington, DC BOS Boston, MA 1 BWI Baltimore, MD 1951 31 125 4 2036 129 293 413 38
US Airways 10/28 909 12 275 17 Y ABE Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA CLT Charlotte, NC 3 ABE Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA 912 1347 1503 12 1025 1515 290 481 46
ExpressJet 10/9 2222 137 275 145 Y PNS Pensacola, FL IAH Houston, TX 5 LFT Lafayette, LA 1153 1628 1730 5 1102 1735 393 489 163
ExpressJet 10/12 2593 8 272 14 Y IAH Houston, TX OMA Omaha, NE 1 CLL College Station/Bryan, TX 1419 1851 2028 5 1505 2033 328 781 37
American Eagle 10/26 3298 66 260 81 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX HOU Houston, TX 1 CRP Corpus Christi, TX 1032 1452 1531 16 800 1547 467 247 113
American 10/4 1680 55 256 57 Y SLC Salt Lake City, UT DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 7 GJT Grand Junction, CO 1321 1737 2019 15 1535 2034 299 988 88
ExpressJet 10/9 2475 154 255 164 Y TYS Knoxville, TN IAH Houston, TX 5 LFT Lafayette, LA 1206 1621 1717 7 1035 1724 409 772 200
Pinnacle 10/11 4393 21 250 23 Y DSM Des Moines, IA MEM Memphis, TN 7 STL St. Louis, MO 729 1139 1234 7 800 1241 281 490 44
Atlantic Southeast 10/31 5162 16 249 18 Y CSG Columbus, GA ATL Atlanta, GA 6 CSG Columbus, GA 1118 1527 1556 16 1121 1612 291 83 39
United 10/30 95 48 247 56 Y EWR Newark, NJ SFO San Francisco, CA 5 MCI Kansas City, MO 2059 106 218 4 2150 222 272 2565 76

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
United 10/31 645 12 239 21 Y SJU San Juan, PR ORD Chicago, IL 6 MCO Orlando, FL 1822 2221 2326 2 1919 2328 249 2072 35
Continental 10/29 1706 131 237 145 Y AUS Austin, TX IAH Houston, TX 4 SAT San Antonio, TX 1827 2224 2307 4 1700 2311 371 140 213
American 10/22 1057 14 230 26 Y PHL Philadelphia, PA DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 4 CMH Columbus, OH 1316 1706 1821 5 1400 1826 266 1302 44
ExpressJet 10/8 3130 6 225 12 Y EWR Newark, NJ MSP Minneapolis, MN 4 EAU Eau Claire, WI 1804 2149 2209 6 1744 2215 271 1008 42
Atlantic Southeast 10/12 5079 9 218 12 Y LYH Lynchburg, VA ATL Atlanta, GA 1 GSP Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 742 1120 1201 10 731 1211 280 389 30
ExpressJet 10/2 2994 18 212 35 Y EWR Newark, NJ JAX Jacksonville, FL 5 EWR Newark, NJ 817 1149 1349 6 1034 1355 201 821 56
Delta 10/10 1697 29 208 35 Y ATL Atlanta, GA COS Colorado Springs, CO 6 DEN Denver, CO 1230 1558 1622 4 1228 1626 238 1185 69
Southwest 10/13 164 6 207 11 Y MCO Orlando, FL PVD Providence, RI 2 RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC 1021 1348 1505 4 1125 1509 224 1073 26
ExpressJet 10/26 2343 62 206 72 Y CLT Charlotte, NC IAH Houston, TX 1 CRP Corpus Christi, TX 1028 1354 1440 5 928 1445 317 913 109
Northwest 10/6 721 50 204 93 Y DTW Detroit, MI SFO San Francisco, CA 2 DTW Detroit, MI 939 1303 1428 6 1113 1434 201 2079 117
American Eagle 10/29 3237 20 200 30 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX LIT Little Rock, AR 4 MEM Memphis, TN 1925 2245 2318 4 1750 2322 332 304 51
Continental 10/9 1416 52 198 64 Y ABQ Albuquerque, NM IAH Houston, TX 5 SAT San Antonio, TX 1538 1856 1943 5 1429 1948 319 744 82
Southwest 10/25 1057 10 198 13 Y OMA Omaha, NE STL St. Louis, MO 7 OMA Omaha, NE 1331 1649 1741 3 1415 1744 209 342 24
Hawaiian 10/31 18 92 195 107 Y HNL Honolulu, HI LAS Las Vegas, NV 6 HNL Honolulu, HI 1905 2220 538 8 2315 546 391 2762 138
Continental 10/28 756 12 194 20 Y ATL Atlanta, GA IAH Houston, TX 3 ATL Atlanta, GA 740 1054 1150 8 810 1158 228 689 42
Northwest 10/29 1627 38 194 44 Y DTW Detroit, MI IAH Houston, TX 4 MEM Memphis, TN 2014 2328 51 5 2124 56 212 1076 69
Mesa 10/19 2782 11 193 21 Y SNA Santa Ana, CA PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 SNA Orange Co/Snta Ana/Anahiem, CA 1840 2153 2256 7 1903 2303 240 338 46
Continental 10/14 548 35 191 40 Y EWR Newark, NJ SFO San Francisco, CA 3 OMA Omaha, NE 1134 1445 1627 7 1214 1634 260 2565 79
Continental 10/9 191 112 191 119 Y MIA Miami, FL IAH Houston, TX 5 LFT Lafayette, LA 1146 1457 1551 14 1049 1605 316 964 151
American 10/13 179 39 190 46 Y JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA 2 SJC San Jose, CA 1328 1638 1702 8 1230 1710 280 2586 81
Atlantic Southeast 10/27 5356 17 190 28 Y ATL Atlanta, GA ROC Rochester, NY 2 ATL Atlanta, GA 2014 2324 48 4 1930 52 322 749 49
US Airways 10/9 1125 18 189 24 Y CLT Charlotte, NC IAH Houston, TX 5 MSY New Orleans, LA 1157 1506 1617 11 1106 1628 322 913 54
American 10/24 40 57 188 74 Y LAX Los Angeles, CA JFK New York, NY 6 IAD Washington, DC 1947 2255 5 12 1940 17 277 2475 105
Atlantic Southeast 10/27 4940 20 188 37 Y ATL Atlanta, GA ALB Albany, NY 2 ATL Atlanta, GA 1647 1955 2141 2 1718 2143 265 852 60
American 10/1 1903 17 185 31 Y DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX ONT Ontario/San Bernardino, CA 4 DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 925 1230 1310 3 950 1313 203 1189 52
SkyWest 10/11 5803 9 185 14 Y MWH Moses Lake, WA SEA Seattle, WA 7 MWH Moses Lake, WA 638 943 1024 1 650 1025 215 141 26
Mesa 10/11 7096 13 185 18 Y DEN Denver, CO MTJ Montrose/Delta, CO 7 DEN Denver, CO 1734 2039 2133 3 1626 2136 310 197 30
American 10/11 285 17 184 21 Y LAX Los Angeles, CA LIH Lihue, HI 7 HNL Honolulu, HI 1918 2222 2244 4 1945 2248 183 2615 37
Atlantic Southeast 10/14 5287 32 183 35 Y BTR Baton Rouge, LA ATL Atlanta, GA 3 MGM Montgomery, AL 712 1015 1147 12 840 1159 199 449 65
Pinnacle 10/14 854 57 182 69 Y ATL Atlanta, GA HPN White Plains, NY 3 ATL Atlanta, GA 1606 1908 2052 6 1620 2058 278 780 95
Northwest 10/2 215 31 180 54 Y DTW Detroit, MI SEA Seattle, WA 5 DTW Detroit, MI 1724 2024 2138 10 1734 2148 254 1927 101
Mesa 10/8 7030 11 180 15 Y ATW Appleton, WI ORD Chicago, IL 4 ATW Oshkosh/Appleton, WI 1552 1852 1933 15 1545 1948 243 160 40

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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