I will likely receive a couple of (2 or 3) on-site interview invitations from companies located in the same city, for the same week, if things go well.
The city is rather far from where I live, requiring an one-hour trip to the airport plus an 1.5-hour flight to reach.
I expect the companies to reimburse my travel expenses (it's customary to do so here). Apparently, a company would normally buy me round-trip tickets on the same day.
However, it would be quite a hassle to return to my residence and fly out again the next day (or 2 days later) in the same week.
I wonder if it would make sense to just stay in that city until I've finished all my interviews.
However, I wonder if proposing this would have a negative effect on the companies I'm interview with.
I've already told the companies that I have multiple ongoing interviews.
Also, what happens to my travel expenses? There would be two flight tickets (and bus fares) if I manage to arrange the interviews on the same day. If I stay overnight, hotel expenses will also be incurred.
I think there have been people who've done something similar, e.g. this person who interviewed for six Sillicon Valley companies in six days. I wonder how they handled the travel expenses.
Or should I just tell each company to schedule the interview on a separate day, and do the round trip every time?
There was a question about two on-site interviews in two different countries, which I don't think is really the same as this case.