I recently returned home from my first trip to Nicaragua. It was great! I booked my trip through Orbitz including a rental car from Budget to be picked up at the airport in Managua. Orbitz quoted me a price of $220.45. When I took physical possession of the car we, me and a Budget employee, spent about 20 minutes checking for existing damage and that all the equipment that was supposed to be there was in fact there. When I returned the car, after having filled up across the street from the airport we again checked the car for damage. There seemed to be a few minor problems. The Budget employee didn't speak English but thought that the damages totaled $150.00. I went inside the office to pay and was presented with a bill of $703.19 including the damages. Knowing that the girl behind the counter could make no decisions on her own I paid. Yesterday I spent an hour on the phone with Orbitz. They eventually connected me to Budget in Oklahoma. $330.00 was taken off my charge, to be credited back within the next 5 to 7 days. My damage charge, which was run separately, was actually marked as gas. My next move is to contact the Bank of America fraud department. I think, the way that my transaction was handled in Managua, that this is common practice. Be careful and there is always a recourse.