So a close friend of mine was scheduled to fly to New York for a superday; however, he is coming from eastern Canada and it is a bit expensive (think Tor,Ott,Mont, Quebec City).
After talking on the phone, the bank (MS/JPM/GS) said that his package was too expensive (1 night hotel + Air Canada tickets - comes up to $2000) and they scheduled him for an interview on the phone instead of in NYC.
He asked them if he was at a disadvantage if his interview was on the phone, to which they replied no the team understands.. My friend thinks this is bull$hit, what could he do at this point? The phone interview is only 30 minutes, and he finds it hard to believe that they can make offers based on this.. The group is one of the three --> IBD/GCM/AM