A company has invited me for an on-site interview. Their office is in a different country, so the flight tickets are very expensive.
I am taking leave from my current job to go and have the interview at their office. To minimize the number of leaves at my current job (which my boss is very particular about), I wish to travel by a late night flight (1 am) to avoid taking an extra leave to travel. This 1 am flight is also one of the cheapest options, it’s not like I’m asking them to sponsor a deluxe first-class flight. In this regard, I’m hoping that my request for a specific flight should be reasonable.
However, this is my first on-site interview and I’m not sure whether this request will be taken favorably by the company. Another option I thought of was giving them suggestions of times when I’d like to depart at rather than specific flights. However, in this option I run into the risk of them booking a different flight at around the same time.
Any thoughts on how best to proceed?