SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- They expected a Christmas of sun and surf in Hawaii. Instead, 44 would-be travelers got chilly drizzle and two canceled flights -- and a visit from police.
There were heated words Monday night when officers arrived to calm them down, but no one was arrested, said Bob Parker, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
"It's not illegal to be an unhappy customer," Parker said.
One flight scheduled to leave late Sunday was canceled because an engine change took longer than expected to complete.
All but 44 of the passengers were booked on other flights.
On Monday, a flight at the same hour was canceled because of a possible problem with the flaps. By the time the plane was cleared for takeoff, airline officials decided it was too late for the flight.
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