Wingz mobile apps just got a makeover!

After the recent upgrade of our website, it was time to turn our attention to our iOS and Android mobile apps. Our goal was to make the user experience as easy and streamlined as possible.

Along with a redesigned user interface and booking flow, we added a few features to facilitate how you interact with the app. It is now much easier to book a return ride or the same ride over and over, without having to re-enter your pickup and drop-off locations. You can also reach your driver directly through your ride recap screen.

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The process for managing your payment methods has been revamped and you can now effortlessly add or delete a credit card. In the near future, you will also be able to download a PDF version of your receipt through the mobile app, a feature already available by logging into your account at Wingz.com and clicking on “My bookings”.

We hope these brand new versions of our mobile apps meet your expectations and if you have not done so yet, please head to the App Store or the GooglePlay to download it and book your next ride!

 

Taking Off in San Antonio!

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Today we’re thrilled to announce our latest Lone Star landing—starting immediately, we’re beginning full service in San Antonio, TX!  

New Wingz users can book their ride for 50% off in San Antonio (with a maximum discount of $20) from now until the end of March. We’ll also be donating $2 of those rides to the local Meals on Wheels chapter; this time, we’ll be teaming up again with the Christian Senior Services group down in Hillcrest.

“We are thankful that Wingz chose to support Meals on Wheels San Antonio,” said Vinsen Faris, Chief Executive Officer, Meals on Wheels San Antonio. “Their donation will directly impact the lives of seniors in need within the San Antonio community.”

We’re already doing our first pick-ups and drop-offs out of San Antonio International Airport, which should be helpful for those needing to access the sprawl of the nation’s seventh largest city. We’ve also already added a crew of drivers unique to San Antonio who are ready to give rides and be added to your personal list of favorite drivers

Trips around the city are in full swing too—meaning if you’re headed to a Spurs game, a night at the Majestic Theater, a big business meeting, or an important doctor’s appointment, we’ll be there for you with our scheduled and surge-free rides.

And while it’s always important to remember the Alamo, don’t forget: we still give around town rides in every other city we serve. Our list of cities and airports is continuing to grow, but if we still don’t serve your favorite destination now, do let us know!

 

We’re here to help

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 tenets 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, we’re offering free rides from airports to those who were directly affected by the travel ban and are now able to re-enter the country (in any market where we offer service). Please contact us directly at ask@wingz.com and we will help you—or someone you know who is impacted—set up a ride home.

As the “stress-free” ground transportation solution, it’s our hope that we can truly ease the travel stress of those who need it most.

We’re in this together.

The Wingz Team

 

Wandering With Wingz: San Francisco

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We’re super excited to share our first edition of Wandering with Wingz, where we’ll cover some of the most exciting, charming, and accessible spots and activities in the cities we serve.

First up is our hometown of San Francisco, but stay tuned for more cities to follow!

Whether you have a few hours or a full day to kill, we’ve got a stack of options that fit every budget and level of energy. While there’s plenty to see in Oakland, Berkeley, and the North/South Bay, we stayed close to home with our recommendations.

Top picks for everyone:

  • Go for a mini-hike at Land’s End (if it’s walkable weather) for some beautiful seaside views and glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Check out the panoramic views of the city from Twin Peaks, the highest point in San Francisco proper.
  • Experience a piece of transportation history by riding a cable car, available in many spots downtown, including Powell at Market St.
  • Explore the Ferry Building and all of the divergent food-themed options available on the Embarcadero.
  • Navigate the 8 hair-pin turns of Lombard Street (at Hyde), then take a left and head to Buena Vista Cafe for a cup of Irish Coffee (where it was originally invented!).

On a Budget

  • Get a limb-sized burrito at La Taqueria, which was deemed the best place to get one in all of the US.
  • Slurp down some noontime dumplings at one of the city’s plentiful dim sum spots (we like the Richmond district’s Dragon Beaux and Shanghai Dumpling King).
  • Grab a beer at the divey but well-appointed Toronado Pub in Lower Haight.
  • Head to the top of the De Young Museum’s Observation tower in Golden Gate Park—for free—and see another stunning view of the city.
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of the Palace of the Fine Arts—one of the few surviving structures from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition—at the edge of the Marina district.

With Some Spending Money

  • Pounce on the juiciest—and in our opinion, best—burger in the city at NOPA on Divisadero Street. Indulge in their late-night hours (until 1 am) and impressive wine list as an added bonus.
  • Try a tableside tea leaf salad—and a lot of other tasty Burmese specialities—at Burma Superstar in the Inner Richmond. Tip: if they’re too busy, head to sister restaurant B-Star just down the street, which boasts a similar menu.
  • Wash down the day with a rum cocktail at Smuggler’s Cove, a pirate themed tiki bar that’s always a fun and quirky time.
  • Go (window?) shopping during a walk down Valencia Street in the Mission, between 15th and 24th St.
  • Visit the newly redesigned SF MOMA for striking architectural features and fascinating modern art.

The Sky’s the Limit

  • Line up early to put your name in for State Bird Provisions, one of the most decadent and inventive meals the city has to offer.
  • Cut into a slice of the old San Francisco with a hearty, old-school feast from House of Prime Rib in Nob Hill.
  • Go wild with Japanese whiskey at Nihon Lounge and taste through a menu of over 500 selections.
  • Swing at a few golf balls and hope for the best at the Presidio Golf Club, a unique public course in the middle of the city.
  • Soak in the sounds of some of the best musicians in the world during a show at the San Francisco Symphony.

 

 

Happy Holidays from the Wingz Team!

We want to wish all our riders and drivers a very happy holiday!

We’ve had a wonderful time here at Wingz this year, during which we’ve grown our business substantially, expanded beyond airport rides, and brought more drivers into the Wingz family. 2017 will no doubt be an important time for us as we take the next step to expand our reach across the country — because everyone deserves a personal ride with a trusted driver at an affordable price.  

We hope that you are able to spend these final few days of the year with the folks who mean most to you. Here’s to a promising year ahead!

The Wingz Team

P.S: In case you forgot, we still have $5 off rides for the rest of 2016 — just make sure to use the promo code HOLIDAY16 at checkout!  

 

Our New Web App is Live!

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Big news at Wingz—our new and improved web app is now live!

Along with a redesigned/streamlined booking process that’s cleaner and more efficient, we’ve added the around-town ride feature that used to be only available in our mobile app. So go ahead, book all of your important rides from the office computer: a trip to the holiday party, the next big sporting event, or your last-minute shopping spree for the gifts you forgot needed to get.  

If you’re headed to or from the airport, rides will include a validated flight number that recommends the best pickup time for your journey. 

We’ve also revamped our bookings page (through which you can easily view past and future rides) and the My Favorite Drivers page; adding, sorting, and editing your list has never been easier!

We hope that this update makes booking from any device easier and more fun than it’s ever been before. Click here to check out the new look today!

 

New Ways to Enter the Take Off with Wingz Sweeps!

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We’re coming up on the final push for our Take Off with Wingz Sweepstakes. Just a reminder of what’s up for grabs if you’ve yet to enter:

  • First Prize: 2 Roundtrip airline tickets anywhere in the world
  • Second Prize: $1000 to spend Expedia
  • Third Prize: $500 to spend on HomeAway
  • Five runner ups: One free Wingz ride each

After signing up, entrants used to only be able to get additional chances to win by taking a Wingz ride or referring friends who took their first ride by the end of the year. Now there are more ways to increase your odds of nabbing one of our prizes!

If you hop on social media and spread the word, participants will gain one extra entry by posting their referral code along with the #WingzTakeOff hashtag on either Facebook or Twitter (note: there’s limit of one post per week per social media platform).

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Plus, if somebody takes their first ride because of your post, you’ll still get those extra 3 entries from the referral.

The more you get the word out, the better your chances are of flying somewhere incredible on us.

 

Take Off with Wingz, Win Airline Tickets to Anywhere in the World!

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We’ve cooked up an exciting event here at Wingz HQ to cap off an amazing year—today, we’re announcing the start of our Take Off with Wingz Sweepstakes!

The more you use Wingz, the more likely you are to win one of our amazing prizes; here’s a rundown of what’s up for grabs:

  • Grand Prize: Two roundtrip airline tickets to any destination in the world!
  • Second Prize: $1000 to spend on Expedia
  • Third Prize: $500 to spend on HomeAway
  • Runner-Ups (5 winners): A Free Wingz ride (of up to $75)

Signup takes less than a minute, and once you’ve input your information, you’re automatically entered in the running.

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How do you increase your chances of winning? By taking rides and referring friends! Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up to enter: Visit www.wingz.com/Takeoff to officially put your name in the running
  • Earn more entries:
    • ONE extra entry for each Wingz ride you take between now and December 31
    • THREE extra entries for each person you refer who takes a ride between now and December 31

Make sure you enter before the end of the year and get that referral train running; you might be headed to your next international destination on us.

For the sweepstakes’ full rules, click here.

 

Around Town Rides Available Everywhere!

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If you’ve been keeping up with us the past few months, you might have seen that we released new services in Austin and the SF Bay Area for those who wanted the same benefits of Wingz in their important around town rides.

Following each of those launches, we received a ton of requests from people in other areas wanting the same treatment; thankfully, we’re here to say that today that service is making its debut in every city we serve!

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Here are the details:

  • We now offer advance booking, flat-rate pricing, and trusted drivers for private rides all around town and beyond.
  • Our official nationwide launch is today, effective immediately!
  • The service is live for each city we’re in—Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, and the Bay Area.
  • You’ll still be request any of your favorite drivers (from airport or non-airport rides) for a more personal experience.

We hope that your next trip to a concert, sporting event, or doctor’s appointment is made a whole lot easier with this latest feature.

Sit back and get ready to enjoy the ride.