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

Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, May 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                                    
United 5/27 188 D 260 SEA Seattle, WA IAD Washington, DC 244 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A RIC Richmond 100 Y
International Flights                                    
United 5/7 284 C 881 ORD Chicago, IL NRT Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 5/3 231 TO 940 ORD Chicago, IL 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 5/24 195 TO 46 JFK New York, NY LHR London, United Kingdom 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.