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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, September 2011

Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, September 2011

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                                    
SkyWest 9/14 202 M 6200 IAD Washington, DC COS Colorado Springs, CO 283 0 4 0 270 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 9/14 196 M 461 IAD Washington, DC LAS Las Vegas, NV 253 0 7 0 241 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ExpressJet 9/14 194 M 5930 IAD Washington, DC SDF Louisville, KY 270 0 0 0 251 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A
International Flights                                    
Air France 9/29 224 D 18 CDG Paris, FR EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 200 Y
JetBlue 9/7 196 TO 871 JFK New York, NY BGI Barbados/Bridgetown,BB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Continental 9/4 193 D 37 EDI Edinburgh,GB EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SWF Newburgh/Poughkeepsie,NY 56 Y
Continental 9/4 186 D 97 TXL Berlin, GER EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SWF Newburgh/Poughkeepsie,NY 56 Y
Continental 9/29 185 D 1091 MEX Mexico City, MX IAH Houston, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A MFE Misson/McAllen/Edinburg, TX 316 Y

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.