TRAVELLERS flying from Leeds Bradford Airport to Madeira have told how the "complexity" of quarantine measures has led to a holiday flight nightmare.

Jet2 flight LS389 set off shortly after 8.15am today and expected to arrive at Funchal Airport around 12pm.

Upon arrival at the destination, the captain failed to land the plane twice due to high winds and was forced to take a three hour diversion to Faro Airport in Portugal.

Once the plane landed, the air crew revealed that passengers were facing another long flight; this time back to Leeds.

Due to coronavirus measures, no one was allowed to leave the plane otherwise they would have to quarantine for 48 hours.

Now, more than eight hours later, more than 150 passengers on flight LS389 will return to Leeds Bradford before a rescheduled flight tomorrow at 6.45am.

Tim Quantrill and his partner Gwyneth Carpenter, who live in Addingham, told how many passengers have decided they "won't bother" flying tomorrow after their long day.

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Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus, Mr Quantrill said: "People are not happy but can't do anything. Crew can't wait, they will breach working hours. Will be lots of people due to come back to LBA now stuck on Madeira, missing work tomorrow.

"Some fellow passengers say they won't bother flying tomorrow.

"Even when we arrive in Madeira we still have to take Covid-19 test and isolate until we get a result, about 12 hours.

"I have had to divert to Faro before but coronavirus has added an extra layer of complexity to the situation. Have been wearing a face mask for eight hours straight so far, with another five to go. No free food yet!

"Flight due to leave at 6.45am but had to change planes because of a last minute fault so perhaps we're fated!"

The T&A has contacted Jet2 and Leeds Bradford Airport for comment.