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Frontier Airlines strands fliers in San Diego for over 24 hours

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A major holiday travel headache as passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight have been grounded at Lindbergh Field for more than 24-hours after their flight was supposed to leave.

The Frontier flight to Orlando was scheduled to take off around 10:30 p.m., Sunday night, and by Monday night many angry passengers had zero patience left.

The more than 100 passengers boarded the flight, but never took-off and de-planed after midnight.

"We sat on the plane for two hours because they claimed to have mechanical issues. The people felt like they were lied to because the pilot said there was another plane to immediately hop on," said a passenger. 

But that was not the case and many passengers had to spend the night in the airport.

A spokesperson for Frontier told CBS News 8 that passengers who live out of the area were provided hotel vouchers - little consolation for passengers who still could not make it home.

Throughout Monday the flight continued to be re-scheduled and then once again delayed.

A more than 24-hour delay that passengers said has made this holiday unforgettable - for all the wrong reasons.

All impacted passengers were offered food vouchers as well as a $200 travel voucher for a future flight on Frontier. Many of the passengers told CBS News 8 they do not intend to fly Frontier again. 

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 21-percent of Frontier Airlines' departing flights in 2016 nationwide have been delayed. However, less than one-percent of its scheduled flights have been canceled. 

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