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Flights with Tarmac Time of More than 3 Hours, September 2010

Ranked by longest continuous tarmac time

AirlineFlight DateLongest Continuous Tarmac Time (in mins.)Stage of Operation*Flight NumberOrigin AirportOrigin CityDestination AirportDestination CityArrival Delay (in mins.)Cause of Delay/Cancellation**Diversion AirportDiversion CityDiversion Airport Distance from Scheduled DestinationReached Scheduled Destination
Air CarrierNational Aviation SystemSecurityWeatherLate Arriving Aircraft
US Airways9/22197C373JFKNew York, NYCLTCharlotte, NCN/A1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Delta9/22183C2189PHLPhiladelphia, PADTWDetroit, MIN/A0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Southwest9/22199M337PHLPhiladelphia, PASTLSt. Louis, MO42307303464N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pinnacle9/22185M3968JFKNew York, NYORDChicago, IL27404202320N/AN/AN/AN/A

* 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.