Report: Airline Performance Continues to Slide

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Confirming what many air travelers already know, more planes were late, more bags were lost and more passengers were bumped from flights in 2014 than the previous year. That's according to the annual Airline Quality Rating report released this week, which also found that passenger complaints across all airlines were up by 22 percent. We discuss the report, survey recent trends in the industry and get tips on how to find the best fares and flights.

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Mark Gerchick, author of "Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths About Air Travel Today," aviation consultant and a former chief counsel for the FAA

George Hobica, founder of and "Fly Guy" columnist for

Dean Headley, associate professor of marketing at the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University and co-author of the annual Airline Quality Rating report

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