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Table 1 Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times February 2010

Table 1 Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times February 2010

Number and Percent of Flights with Longest Single Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More
For an explanation of the new reports, see New Tarmac Time Data Q&A
Airlines ranked by number of longest single tarmac times of 3 hours or longer

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  Number of Regularly Scheduled Flights Longest Single Tarmac Times of 3 Hours or Longer Stage of Operation of the 3-Hour Tarmac Time
Total Percent Prior to Cancellation Multiple Gate Departure Taxi-Out Taxi-In At Diversion Airport
US Airways 30,574 25 0.08 3 0 21 1 0
American 42,303 16 0.04 0 0 16 0 0
AirTran 18,447 5 0.03 0 1 4 0 0
SkyWest 45,383 3 0.01 1 0 2 0 0
Delta 52,920 3 0.01 0 0 3 0 0
Frontier 6,152 2 0.03 0 0 2 0 0
United 26,091 2 0.01 0 0 2 0 0
American Eagle 33,320 2 0.01 1 0 0 0 1
Southwest 82,509 2 0.00 0 0 2 0 0
Comair 10,755 1 0.01 0 0 1 0 0
Hawaiian 5,094 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 9,567 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Mesa 14,281 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 15,303 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Continental 18,438 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Pinnacle 20,404 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 23,305 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 27,142 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 481,988 61 0.01 5 1 53 1 1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Explanation of Stage of Operation
Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was canceled at the origin airport
Multiple Gate Departure: Flight left the gate, then returned and then left again to resume normal operation. Tarmac time is the time before the return to the gate.
Taxi-out: The time between gate departure and wheels-off
Taxi-in: The time between wheels-on and gate arrival
At Diversion Airport: The tarmac time at the alternate airport