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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 2011

Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 2011

Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time

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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 8/19 219 M 897 JFK New York, NY MSP Minneapolis, MN 388 0 388 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 8/19 189 M 31 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA 336 285 51 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 8/9 183 C 562 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX SFO San Francisco, CA N/A 1 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights***                                    
Aeromexico 8/25 206 TO 405 JFK New York, NY MEX Mexico City, MX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 8/23 203 D 941 FRA Frankfurt, GER ORD Chicago,IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A IND Indianapolis, IN 178 Y
Virgin Atlantic 8/29 190 TO 4 JFK New York, NY LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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.

*** Reporting of tarmac times of more than three hours for international flights to and from the United States (U.S. airports only) began on Aug. 23, 2011

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.