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Domestic Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours and International Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 4 Hours, January 2014

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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
Republic 1/2 247 C 3291 PHL Philadelphia, PA CHS Charleston, SC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 246 TI 289 SLC Salt Lake City, UT MDW Chicago, IL 381 0 381 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 241 TI 3160 PHX Phoenix, AZ MDW Chicago, IL 388 0 378 0 0 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 237 TI 1377 SJC San Jose, CA MDW Chicago, IL 385 0 234 0 109 42 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 230 TI 3433 DEN Denver, CO MDW Chicago, IL 396 0 292 0 0 104 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 227 TI 421 EWR Newark, NJ MDW Chicago, IL 599 0 243 0 340 16 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 224 TI 159 RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC MDW Chicago, IL 457 0 201 0 201 55 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 223 TI 2338 BDL Hartford, CT MDW Chicago, IL 509 0 307 0 0 202 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 216 TI 491 SFO San Francisco, CA MDW Chicago, IL 338 0 329 0 0 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 216 TI 502 SAN San Diego, CA MDW Chicago, IL 419 0 209 0 0 210 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 215 TI 279 DEN Denver, CO MDW Chicago, IL 324 5 207 0 0 112 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 213 TI 2968 MEM Memphis, TN MDW Chicago, IL 457 0 377 0 0 80 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 211 TI 592 ABQ Albuquerque, NM MDW Chicago, IL 422 9 204 0 0 209 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 210 TI 1982 STL St. Louis, MO MDW Chicago, IL 485 0 207 0 248 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 210 TI 2898 MCI Kansas City, MO MDW Chicago, IL 388 0 306 0 54 128 N/A N/A N/A N/A
American 1/21 209 M 1277 BWI Baltimore, MD DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 1296 0 8 0 1288 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 196 TI 4045 MHT Manchester, NH MDW Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 1/2 196 TI 1884 BWI Baltimore, MD MDW Chicago, IL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
British Airways 1/2 283 C 66 PHL Philadelphia, PA LHR London, UK N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada 1/11 271 D 1861 MCO Orlando, FL YYZ Toronto, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BUF Buffalo, NY Y 68
Jazz Aviation 1/11 244 D 7873 EWR Newark, NJ YYZ Toronto, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SYR Syracuse, NY Y 180

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.