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Table 1 Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times, April 2010

Table 1 Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times, April 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
JetBlue 16,846 1 0.01 0 0 1 0 0
AirTran 20,560 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 1
American 44,684 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 1
Delta 59,251 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 1
Hawaiian 5,333 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 6,666 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 10,696 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 11,774 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Mesa 15,813 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Continental 19,460 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Pinnacle 21,926 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 24,529 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
United 28,178 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 31,153 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
US Airways 33,130 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
American Eagle 35,991 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
SkyWest 49,204 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Southwest 94,136 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 529,330 4 0.00 0 0 1 0 3

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Explanation of Stage of Operation
Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was cancelled 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