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DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Frontier Airlines is lowering its fares, but passengers will have to pay fees for any extras beyond a seat on the plane.

Starting Monday, the Denver-based airline is cutting economy prices by an average of about 12 percent.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Passengers will get to bring one item that fits under the seat, but will have to pay extra to either put a bag in the overhead bin or check a bag. They’ll also have to pay extra to select a seat in advance or to get a drink or food.

Passengers who want everything included can still buy a more expensive “classic plus” ticket.

“What we’re doing is we’re lowering the price of the economy ticket, and with this change on average our fares will be 20 percent below Southwest Airlines and 60 percent below United here in Denver,” Frontier Airlines CEO David Seigel said in an interview with CBS4.

“What we want you to do is get the lowest possible fare and then only select the items you want and pay for what you use.”

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