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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, August 2013


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
SkyWest 8/3 221 D 5594 FCA Kalispell, MT DEN Denver, CO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO 73 Y
Southwest 8/3 184 D 632 LAX Los Angeles, CA DEN Denver, CO 360 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A COS Colorado Springs, CO 73 Y
International Flights
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines 8/28 240 D 690 RAI Praia, Cape Verde BOS Boston, MA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A JFK New York, NY 186 Y
United 8/28 229 D 39 OSL Oslo, Norway EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SYR Syracuse, NY 194 Y
Emirates 8/28 221 M 202 JFK New York, NY DXB Dubai, UAE N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United 8/28 203 D 28 LHR London, UK EWR Newark, NJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BOS Boston, MA 200 Y
American 8/13 181 D 340 PVR Puerto Vallarta, Mex DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AUS Austin, TX 190 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.