What is the cheapest (regular priced, scheduled) flight anywhere in the world, that I can book and fly?
To be a bit more specific:
- by regular priced I mean: no error fares (Allitalia once had a pricing glitch that even resulted in negative flight prices, they ultimately honored all error fares with a positive price), nor promotional fares (RyanAir once advertised EUR 1 fares in Europe). I am looking for the cheapest regular fare without short-lived discounts. If however there is a permanent discount that can easily be used available, that is fine.
- by scheduled I mean: not a charter flight or anything similar but a flight that operates according to a schedule, be that "once a year", "three times a day at ..." or even obscure things like "on the eve of each soccer world cup"
- by flight I can book I mean: a flight that can be pre-booked reasonably well either online or in place, without suffering too long of a wait, say ca. 3 months of wait time is fine (so I could plan my travels around that) or a flight that has reasonable availability if I step up to the ticket counter at the airport (being able to fly on the next departure or the one after or within a few days if there are plenty)
- by flight that I can fly I mean: no flight in places that it is impossible hard to get a visa/permission for, e.g. for a EU citizen with sufficient funds and a decent immigration history. So no flights to Russian military bases I guess.
I do not care, for the sake of this question, about other criteria, such as the length of the flight, the aircraft flown, the airline, country nor even the safety (as long as the pilot is willing to fly, so am I). If any doubt remains, my criteria, are in spirit similar to those here, i.e. "has a flight number, I can look it up online and book a ticket".
It would be a nice travel anecdote to be able to say "I once was on a flight that cost less than a single french fry at McDo, you could fly too". If combinable with my travel plans I'd be keen on taking such a flight just for the sake of it.
We also have had several similar factoid questions on here, e.g.