I'll be flying to an out-of-town interview at a large US company for a senior-level technical position. They've told me I'll be reimbursed for expenses (and they're arranging the air tickets and hotel). My question is about getting to my local airport.
I own a car, so it would be reasonable (and least expensive) for me to drive to the airport and park there instead of taking cabs. However, I try to limit my night-time driving because of poor vision -- it's legal for me to drive at night, but I pretty much stick to local roads to reduce risk, and I can't get to the airport doing that. This travel would involve night-time driving.
Is taking a cab to the originating airport common (and they won't even blink)? Or is this something that might make me appear either lazy or spendthrifty, and I should either make alternate arrangements, swallow that part of the cost, or say something?
I understand that this probably varies based on the company, location, level of job, etc, which is why I've specified those details. And I know that cab fare is a small expense compared to the whole cost of the interview, but sometimes it's the appearance that matters, not the bottom line.