More than 100 Dubai-bound travellers who had to wait for a flight for more than 20 hours were allowed to board a plane after they threatened to stage a protest march in the departure hall. The holidaymakers were booked on a Cathay Pacific flight to Dubai at 4.30pm on Monday. 'We're all very angry, we've demanded to see the manager but no one has come out to inform us what is going on,' said Apple Yiu Li-ping. 'Some people are shouting and pounding their cups on the counters and everybody is gearing up for a march at the departure hall to protest against the airline company.' Ms Yiu said that after officials realised she had told the South China Morning Post of the problem, they put them aboard a flight. Lavina Chan, Cathay Pacific spokeswoman, denied the uproar from passengers had pressured them to speed up the departure.