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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, June 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
SkyWest 6/13 231 M 5191 CLT Charlotte, NC IAD Washington, DC 337 0 36 0 301 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 6/6 181 C 5679 IAH Houston, TX LFT Lafayette, LA N/A 0 0 0 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Jazz Aviation 6/28 254 D 7652 YUL Montreal, CAN DCA Washington, DC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RIC Richmond, VA 94 N/A
Delta 6/2 238 TO 151 ATL Atlanta, GA LIM Lima, Peru N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lufthansa 6/13 234 M 445 ATL Atlanta, GA FRA Frankfurt, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 6/26 200 TO 495 JFK New York, NY SDQ Santo Domingo, DOM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lufthansa 6/11 193 M 463 MIA Miami, FL FRA Frankfurt, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin Atlantic 6/17 190 D 11 LHR London, UK BOS Boston, MA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BDL Hartford, CT 91 N/A
United 6/2 186 TO 974 IAD Washington, DC GVA Geneva, Switzerland 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.

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.