"I'm not a hero, I'm just a dad. I mean, at no point in time, you know, have I ever thought that you know I'm a hero. I just did what I was supposed to do."
The couple had been married more than three decades and had two grown children.
Neighbors said the dogs have a history of digging out of their yard.
Many industry officials say the fastest-growing segment of their customer base are aging baby boomers.
American Airlines plans to cancel flights well into April.