For the third round of interview at a well known financial company X, I was asked to visit their office location. But they did not buy me ticket nor they offered to buy hotel but they explicitly said (on the phone and in the email) they will compensate for all expenses. I made the airline and hotel reservations myself, interviewed there for more than five hours and gave them copies of all the receipts and expenses at the end of the interview. I have not heard back after more than a month.
I decided to accept another job offer in another city and I wanted to send an email to two recruiters (or HR people) I was in contact with company X describing the situation. I am wondering 1) is this situation typical or normal and 2) how to politely explain the situation to those HR people so I would still be compensated for the travel expenses.