Preferred internship offer deadline before other internship's final interview (booked flight, hotel, etc)

As the title says, a job that I would prefer gave me a deadline to accept in advance of a final interview with a company that booked my flight, hotel, etc. Was wondering what the appropriate thing to do in this situation is, as I do not want to waste both me and the company's times, but feel very bad about wasting their resources.

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Jan 10, 2019

Have you asked the first company for an extension? It's common practice to ask for a week or two to go through other interviews, even if you definitely want that offer

Jan 10, 2019

If I understand correctly, you already have an offer in hand from Company A and know you want to accept that no matter what happens with Company B? Just withdraw your name from Company B. This happens all the time. The flight/hotel they paid for are sunk costs (though they actually may be able to recoup some if you notify early) - no need to further waste their time or someone else's interview slot.

Jan 11, 2019

Just refer me to company B LOL

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Jan 11, 2019
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