Rather than a question, it is meant to be an advise for those who travel to Funchal via Lisbon first time, as we did a couple of days ago.
In case of strong wind from North certain airplanes are not allowed/able to land in Madeira. Among them EasyJet flights. So if one is unlucky to travel on a day with this kind of wind (I guess it is called microburst), the flight will be cancelled or the airplane will turn back to Lisbon after an unseccessful trial. It happens sometimes with EasyJet flights (last time happened on 24 Dec 2012) but seemingly not with TAP flights, the latter ones CAN land in almost any weather condition. If it depends on the pilots training or the plane itself, I don't know, but as a matter of fact, it is a risk of the cheap flight. Of course, it is nice that EsayJet does not take a risk on our safety, but it is annoying that while TAP passengers can travel to Madeira, EasyJet passengers stay in Lisbon until the bad winds disappear...
Another annoying fact is that at the check-in process at Lisbon Airport Terminal 2, average tourists are queuing long-long minutes, while a couple of local "clever" passengers (who know well the airport's every corner) take advantage of the right hand side niche between the wall and the queue and go directly to be the first ones in the queue. A bit stronger control of the queues would solve this problem, mostly as the space between the wall and waiting people is maintained for the entrance of the police.
EasyJet check-in staff nevertheless work very fastly and efficiently and are really friendly, too. Just as the cabin crew on EasyJet flights, they are also nice.