Madonna sits on Louis Vuitton luggage on budget flight

Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight - loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage - after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon.

The music legend, worth around £600 million, was flying from Heathrow with Air Portugal earlier this week when the crew told passengers that the plane had to refuel in Porto instead.

The American, 59, looked tired as she wore a long, black and white multi-checked coat, a monochrome striped scarf and hid her make-up free face under a grey fedora hat.

She had been hiding completely unrecognised in the cheap seats - which cost from just £42 instead of £180 for business class tickets - until the flight landed in Porto and her agent whisked her through business class to the front of the plane.

Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight - loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage - after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon 

Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight - loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage - after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon 

The music legend, worth around £600 million, was flying from Heathrow with Air Portugal earlier this week when the crew told passengers that the plane had to refuel in Porto instead

The music legend, worth around £600 million, was flying from Heathrow with Air Portugal earlier this week when the crew told passengers that the plane had to refuel in Porto instead

The American, 59, looked tired as she wore a long, black and white multi-checked coat, a monochrome striped scarf and hid her make-up free face under a grey fedora hat. Madonna was just 'sitting and waiting', while her assistant was on the phone, an onlooker said

The American, 59, looked tired as she wore a long, black and white multi-checked coat, a monochrome striped scarf and hid her make-up free face under a grey fedora hat. Madonna was just 'sitting and waiting', while her assistant was on the phone, an onlooker said

An onlooker said: 'We'd been on the ground for about 20 minutes when I saw her assistant speaking with crew members at the front of the plane.

'Then I noticed the crew carrying all this Louis Vuitton luggage past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn't believe it.

'She had no make-up on but I Googled her and I discovered that she's recently bought a place in Lisbon, so her being on the flight suddenly made sense.

'I messaged my partner saying, 'I think Madonna is on my flight!'

'She looked tired as she sat and waited at the front of the plane for about half an hour. I could barely see her face, she was constantly turning away or hiding her face in her scarf.

'She didn't say or do anything while her agent was on her phone. Madonna was just sitting and waiting.

'Then she got off the plane and I saw her get on to an airport bus. I'd heard her agent saying that her car was waiting out front - they must have meant outside the airport.'

The assistant appeared to have told the crew she was Madonna but they remained professional and didn't react. No one else appeared to recognise the Holiday superstar in their midst.

The lunchtime flight sat on the Porto runway for about an hour before flying on to Lisbon.

Madonna had been hiding completely unrecognised in economy until the flight landed in Porto and her agent whisked her through business class to the front of the plane. Pictured: Madonna on a previous TAP flight

Madonna had been hiding completely unrecognised in economy until the flight landed in Porto and her agent whisked her through business class to the front of the plane. Pictured: Madonna on a previous TAP flight

An onlooker told Mail Online: ¿Then I noticed the crew carrying all this Louis Vuitton luggage past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn¿t believe it'. Pictured: Madonna with her six children in a recent Instagram post

An onlooker told Mail Online: 'Then I noticed the crew carrying all this Louis Vuitton luggage past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn't believe it'. Pictured: Madonna with her six children in a recent Instagram post

The source continued: ¿Then an old woman asked why two women had left the flight at Porto. A female crew member whispered to her that it was Madonna (pictured with children David and Mercy). She was gobsmacked!'

The source continued: 'Then an old woman asked why

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