The flight flew from Boston to Buffalo and back again before passengers finally got on a plane that would take them to L.A.
"A passenger's e-cigarette experienced what is called a thermal runaway event, which resulted in a small fire onboard."
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who was living in the U.S. on a work visa, will be deported to India after serving his sentence.
A Frontier Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Friday after passengers began screaming and signaling to the pilot that the engine cover was breaking apart from the plane.
The lawsuit claimed one of the female flight attendants dragged the plaintiff by her scarf down the plane's aisle.
"I'm not going risk my life to catch your flight!" one passenger wrote on Twitter, after Hurricane Lane reached Category 5 in the Central Pacific.
Delany Luh said the experience left her feeling "humiliated, violated, scared and filled with anxiety."
Researchers think the U.S. needs to update its safety practices.
"I had no idea what was going on or what the outcome was going to be," a passenger told media.
One in three U.S. flight attendants said they had experienced verbal sexual harassment within the last year, and one in five said they experienced physical abuse.
Passenger Marla Margolis received a vulgar text after leaving a garment bag on a Miami plane, reported WCVB-TV.
United Airlines announced new rules for pets months after a dog died in-flight.
"I have never screamed and cried so much in my life," the passenger said. "American Airlines told me to just wash everything."
One person was killed after an engine failed on a Southwest Airlines flight this week.
The airline chalked it up to an "administrative oversight."
The Indian budget airline said it was investigating the allegations and promised "strict action will be taken if anybody is found guilty."
The passengers were traveling from Delhi to JFK Airport on January 7, but their connecting flight was canceled during a stopover in Moscow.
Female flight attendants won the right to wear trousers, following intense union pressure.