Published: Dec 04, 2013 4:20 PM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2013 4:35 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - More than two dozen Allegiant flights across the country were delayed from Sunday to Tuesday, some by 24 hours.

Whether you were trying to get back north or heading south, many Allegiant Airline passengers faced delays coming out of the holiday weekend.

"It was frustrating because I am flying with two small children under the age of three," says Alison Price.

Price and her two kids spent Thanksgiving in Naples with her in laws.  They planned to leave Monday afternoon.

"Well we got here to the airport and then found out, they didn't send us an email or anything to let us know.  I think some people got an email but others didn't and unfortunately we were the ones that did not," she adds.

"I actually texted them and said I'm on the ground, thank goodness and the sun's shining yay," laughs Leisa Patrick.

Patrick was on this flight from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She got a text Sunday night that her Monday morning flight was cancelled.

"It said flight canceled, call this number.  So I called that number, waited for about two hours did not ever get through... I'm missing a full day of vacation, that was the first thing.  And whether it was going to be rescheduled... because it just said the flights been canceled that was it," she adds.

The airline says a mix of bad weather and a crew shortaged, due to illnesses, caused the delays.  While it was an unexpected kink in their plans, some passengers are trying to see it with the glass half full.

"It's 20° in Kentucky and 80° down here," adds Price.