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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 2012

Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 2012

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                                    
None                                    
International Flights                                    
Caribbean 8/15 268 M 421 JFK New York, NY POS Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 8/10 219 D 207 ZRH Zurich, Switzerland JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 187 N/A
Delta 8/10 215 D 71 AMS Amsterdam, Netherlands JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 187 N/A
United 8/5 198 D 131 LHR London,United Kingdom IAD Washington, DC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PHL Philadelphia, PA 134 N/A
Delta 8/10 187 D 141 BRU Brussels, Belgium JFK New York, NY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 187 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.

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.