But is this rescue effort the best thing for pooches transported from the South?
Airlines move to reduce problems of 2007's dismal season, with a focus on New York area traffic.
Carriers report huge losses tied to fuel price hikes. Their remedy: trim flights and raise fares.
The deal could lead to further airline consolidations.
The FAA didn't give American Airlines the usual amount of time to fix the glitches.
The agency cites new 'improvements' to safety record, airline oversight. Critics say its industry ties remain too tight.
With four major carriers having grounded planes, FAA whistle-blowers will testify Thursday before Congress.
With rising fuel costs and a recession in the wings, airlines are cutting jobs and hiking prices.