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**|
|Air Carrier||National Aviation System||Security||Weather||Late Arriving Aircraft|
|United||6/18||185||C||688||ORD||Chicago, IL||LGA||New York, NY||N/A||0||0||0||1||N/A|
|United||6/18||183||C||566||ORD||Chicago, IL||ATL||Atlanta, GA||N/A||0||0||0||1||N/A|
|United||6/18||182||TO||896||ORD||Chicago, IL||IAD||Washington, DC||158||0||158||0||0||0|
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.