Overview

This dataset is all about flights in the united states, including information about the number, length, and type of delays. The data is reported for individual months at every major airport for every carrier. Additional information is available: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/help/aviation/html/understanding.html

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Field Descriptions

JSON Path Type Comment Example Value
[0].statistics.# of delays.late aircraft int The number of delays and cancellations caused by a previous flight with the same aircraft arriving late, causing the present flight to depart late in this month. 18
[0].statistics.# of delays.weather int Number of delays or cancellations caused by significant meteorological conditions (actual or forecasted) that, in the judgment of the carrier, delays or prevents the operation of a flight such as tornado, blizzard or hurricane in this month. 28
[0].statistics.# of delays.security int Number of delays or cancellations caused by evacuation of a terminal or concourse, re-boarding of aircraft because of security breach, inoperative screening equipment and/or long lines in excess of 29 minutes at screening areas in this month. 2
[0].statistics.# of delays.national aviation system int The number of delays and cancellations attributable to the national aviation system that refer to a broad set of conditions, such as non-extreme weather conditions, airport operations, heavy traffic volume, and air traffic control in this month. 105
[0].statistics.# of delays.carrier int The number of delays and cancellations due to circumstances within the airline's control (e.g. maintenance or crew problems, aircraft cleaning, baggage loading, fueling, etc.) in this month. 34
[0].carrier.code unicode The 3 letter code for this airline carrier, assigned by IATA. For more information, consult this List of Airline Codes. AA
[0].carrier.name unicode The full name of this airline carrier. American Airlines Inc.
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.late aircraft int The number of minutes delayed caused by a previous flight with the same aircraft arriving late, causing the present flight to depart late in this month. 1269
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.weather int Number of of minutes delayed caused by significant meteorological conditions (actual or forecasted) that, in the judgment of the carrier, delays or prevents the operation of a flight such as tornado, blizzard or hurricane in this month. 1722
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.carrier int The number of minutes delayed due to circumstances within the airline's control (e.g. maintenance or crew problems, aircraft cleaning, baggage loading, fueling, etc.) in this month. 1367
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.security int Number of minutes delayed caused by evacuation of a terminal or concourse, re-boarding of aircraft because of security breach, inoperative screening equipment and/or long lines in excess of 29 minutes at screening areas in this month. 139
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.total int 8314
[0].statistics.minutes delayed.national aviation system int The number of minutes delayed attributable to the national aviation system that refer to a broad set of conditions, such as non-extreme weather conditions, airport operations, heavy traffic volume, and air traffic control in this month. 3817
[0].statistics.flights.cancelled int The number of flights that were cancelled in this month. 5
[0].statistics.flights.on time int The number of flights that were on time in this month. 561
[0].statistics.flights.total int The total number of flights in this month. 752
[0].statistics.flights.delayed int The number of flights that were delayed in this month. 186
[0].statistics.flights.diverted int The number of flights that were diverted in this month. 0
[0].airport.code unicode The 3 letter code for this airport, assigned by IATA. For more information, consult this List of Airport Codes. ATL
[0].airport.name unicode The full name of this airport. Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
[0].airport dict {u'code': u'ATL', u'name': u'Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International'}
[0].statistics dict {u'flights': {u'cancelled': 5, u'on time': 561, u'total': 752, u'delayed': 186, u'diverted': 0}, u'# of delays': {u'weather': 28, u'security': 2, u'late aircraft': 18, u'national aviation system': 105, u'carrier': 34}, u'minutes delayed': {u'late aircraft': 1269, u'weather': 1722, u'carrier': 1367, u'security': 139, u'total': 8314, u'national aviation system': 3817}}
[0].time dict {u'month': 6, u'year': 2003, u'label': u'2003/6'}
[0].carrier dict {u'code': u'AA', u'name': u'American Airlines Inc.'}
[0].statistics.flights dict {u'cancelled': 5, u'on time': 561, u'total': 752, u'delayed': 186, u'diverted': 0}
[0].statistics.# of delays dict {u'weather': 28, u'security': 2, u'late aircraft': 18, u'national aviation system': 105, u'carrier': 34}
[0].statistics.minutes delayed dict {u'late aircraft': 1269, u'weather': 1722, u'carrier': 1367, u'security': 139, u'total': 8314, u'national aviation system': 3817}
[0].time.label unicode The "year/month" reported as a string, to make it easier to sort by time periods. 2003/6
[0].time.year int The reported year as a 4-digit number. 2003
[0].time.month int The reported month as a number. 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. 6