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Domestic Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours and International Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 4 Hours, November 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
Frontier 11/1 346 TI 403 DEN Denver, CO LAX Los Angeles, CA 315 0 315 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 11/1 296 TI 797 PHL Philadelphia, PA LAX Los Angeles, CA 253 0 253 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
US Airways 11/1 287 TI 1993 CLT Charlotte, NC LAX Los Angeles, CA 273 9 264 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 11/1 277 TI 559 HOU Houston, TX LAX Los Angeles, CA 260 0 260 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 11/1 261 TI 427 LAS Las Vegas, NV LAX Los Angeles, CA 256 14 242 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwest 11/1 248 TI 304 SMF Sacramento, CA LAX Los Angeles, CA 243 0 243 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 11/1 233 TO 935 LAX Los Angeles, CA SFO San Francisco, CA 206 206 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 11/1 210 M 334 LAX Los Angeles, CA FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 176 176 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 11/1 203 TI 399 JFK New York, NY LAX Los Angeles, CA 194 0 194 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 11/1 192 TI 1780 SEA Seattle, WA LAX Los Angeles, CA 185 185 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virgin America 11/1 190 TI 321 FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL LAX Los Angeles, CA 162 0 162 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights
Avianca 11/1 299 TI 522 SAL San Salvador, El Salvador LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Canada 11/1 281 TI 550 YVR Vancouver, Canada LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Avianca 11/1 260 TI 526 SAL San Salvador, El Salvador LAX Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aero Mexico 11/1 243 TI 782 GDL Guadalajara, Mexico LAX Los Angeles, CA 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.