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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, May 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
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
International Flights
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.