Okay, I am on the west coast...and I have a couple interviews towards the East. Is there any way to call other schools in the mean time to speed up their application process to see if I can just make one long trip to hit like 3 schools at once? Has anyone done this? Do you recommend it? I wouldn't mind the trips but my boss is kind of irritable lately and this is going to cost a fortune if I have to keep going back and forth from West to East. Also, I made a reservation on cheaptickets.com and now I found out I should have made done it differently! however, the ticket is nonrefundable and all that crap. So are people shelling out more money to get refundable tickets or tickets that can be changed in case another interview comes up??