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|
|American||5/15||210||D||2255||MIA||Miami, FL||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||361||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||IAH||Houston, TX||224||Y|
|ExpressJet||5/28||204||M||4652||ORD||Chicago, IL||CLE||Cleveland, OH||218||0||0||0||218||0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|American||5/20||185||D||252||LAX||Los Angeles, CA||MIA||Miami, FL||276||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||RSW||Fort Myers, FL||105||Y|
|Shuttle America||5/28||185||M||3560||ORD||Chicago, IL||EWR||Newark, NJ||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Alaska||5/22||184||TO||33||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||SEA||Seattle, WA||132||0||123||0||0||9||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lufthansa||5/22||240||M||439||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX||FRA||Frankfurt, Ger.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Air Canada||5/23||219||M||713||LGA||New York, NY||YYZ||Toronto, CA||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|United||5/10||207||D||1467||SAL||San Salvador, SV||IAH||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||EFD||Houston, TX||N/A||N/A|
|American||5/22||185||D||55||MAN||Manchester, UK||ORD||Chicago, IL||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||DTW||Detroit, MI||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.