You know I’m a huge fan of Uber ride share and Lyft but I am not about their surge pricing which to me is my biggest complaint. The Free market system is about to take care of this at least with airport to and from rides. Wingz provides door-to-door rides going to and from the airport with private transportation and flat rates.
How to get $10 in Free Credits
1. You can get an instant Wingz $5 Free Credit when you sign up for a new Wingz account.
2. Another Bonus they are offering is a promo code to enter at checkout. You can’t enter until the ride is over but this gets you $5 off on top of the $5 you got for the link above. Just enter Promo Code HEART at checkout for an extra $5 discount. In Addition, you can earn additional $10 credits for each new user that you refer after they take their first ride just like Uber and Lyft.
The additional Five dollars off a ride you book this week is valid through the 14th of February.
A pro and a con to Wingz is that you must book at least 2 hours before your pickup time. You cannot do it last minute like you can with an Uber or Lyft but then again it’s nice to have something secure and someone waiting for you. In order to book a ride you must have the Airline and Flight number just like the rental car companies require or most people would like when they want to track when your plane comes in due to delays. It is similar to ridesharing apps in that you do not have to worry about tipping as it is already included. You have less a wait than an airport taxi and it all goes on your credit card to earn miles. Another great feature just added to Wingz is that it now works with TripIt to anticipate your airport transportation needs.
Wingz has recently redesigned the online app to match their redesigned ios and Android apps. You can do bookings online for rides a few hours away and they do not have to be from or to the airport anymore. They have also announced that they will provide free rides to anyone caught up in the border situation going on right now. See below.
Wingz to Provide Free Transportation to those Affected by the Travel Ban (February 2017)
You’ve certainly heard about the recent closure of our borders to the incoming flow of travelers from seven different, predominantly Muslim, countries. One of the fundamental missions at Wingz has always been to create and foster lasting relationships between our riders and drivers, regardless of their faith, values, or nationalities. We at Wingz support the tenants of inclusivity that America was founded upon and want to assist those adversely affected in these precarious times.
That’s why throughout the month of February, Wingz is offering free rides from airports to those who were directly affected by the travel ban and are now able to re-enter the country. This would be in any market where they offer service. Contact Wingz directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you (or someone you know) who is impacted—set up a ride home.
New Features. New Look. New Wingz for 2016.
Improved booking flow and design – They removed any unnecessary screens and clutter to focus solely on the vital info.
Enhanced search functionality – Made it easier to find the pick-up and drop-off destinations you’re looking for.
New suggested pick-up time – Better leveraging your flight info to suggest an ideal pick-up time.
An example far from LAX to North Hollywood, CA is $35 flat rate this includes any time you are sitting in traffic. Try and get that with an Uber.
The service is only in these airports for now:
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
Chicago Midway Int’l Airport (MDW)
Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport (ORD)
San Jose Int’l Airport (SJC)
Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX)
Oakland Int’l Airport (OAK)
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport (PHX)
San Diego Int’l Airport (SAN)
San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO)
Wingz Launches in Texas
Austin, Dallas and Houston with all inclusive flat rates to Austin-Bergstom International Airport (AUS), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Update: After major airports in the Bay Area, the L.A. Area and the San Diego Area, Wingz is now available in California’s Capital City Sacramento and throughout the entire state of California. John Wayne Airport, Long Beach International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, San Carlos Airport and McClellan-Palomar Airport are now available on the Wingz platform.
The $10 off codes NEW2WINGZ and AFFPUY10 do not seem to be working so check back weekly on new codes.