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Flight 12 from New York to Syracuse was delayed on the tarmac 328 minutes on June 26, which makes it the tarmac delay winner — or perhaps it’s more accurate to say loser — of the month.
The overall number of flights with excessive delays remains small. In June, which is the most recent month for which numbers are available, .0499 percent of scheduled flights had tarmac delays of three hours or more, up from .0064 percent the previous month. There were 42 flights with tarmac delays of four hours or more in June.