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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, April 2013

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Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time

Airline Flight Date Longest Continuous Tarmac Time (in mins.) Stage of Operation* Flight Number Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Arrival Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay/Cancellation** Diversion Airport Diversion City Diversion Airport Distance from Scheduled Destination Reached Scheduled Destination
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather Late Arriving Aircraft
Domestic Flights
Delta 4/19 183 M 1485 LGA New York, NY MCO Orlando, FL 744 0 744 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 4/8 182 D 1523 PIT Pittsburgh, PA DEN Denver, CO 225 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO 73 Y
International Flights
All Nippon 4/17 235 M 11 ORD Chicago, IL NRT Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lufthansa 4/4 225 M 457 LAX Los Angeles, CA FRA Frankfurt, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 4/30 193 D 602 BGI Bridgetown, Barbados MIA Miami, FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RSW Fort Myers, FL 105 Y
Lufthansa 4/10 185 D 404 FRA Frankfurt, Germany JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PHL Philadelphia, PA 93 Y

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

* Stage of Operation where 3-hour tarmac time took place:

C Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was canceled at the origin airport

D At Diversion Airport: The tarmac time at the alternate airport

M 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.

TI Taxi-in: The time between wheels-on and gate arrival

TO Taxi-out: The time between gate departure and wheels-off

** Cause of cancellation is 1 (if yes) or 0 (if no). Cause of delay for all other flights in minutes. No cause of delay or cause of diversion reported for diverted flights.

Note: International flight reports do not include arrival delay or cause of delay/cancellation flight data. These data are also not available for domestic flights reported by airlines that do not report monthly airline on-time data (Part 234) or for domestic charter flights reported by Part 234 carriers.