SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
Wingz, the private car service that offers pre-scheduled, flat-rate airport rides with a trusted personal driver, today announced a new patent-pending feature that enhances a rider’s ability to manage and re-book their favorite drivers. The “My Favorite Drivers” feature compiles a team of drivers that a rider has previously rated five stars. The rider can then prioritize and manage their team so their favorite drivers are automatically requested during the booking process. The “My Favorite Drivers” feature is available on the Wingz app and website.
“There’s a peace of mind that comes from seeing a trusted and familiar face at pickup,” said Chris Brandon, CEO, Wingz. “This new feature puts even more control in the hands of the traveler, allowing them to request their favorite drivers they’ve had in the past for an enhanced Wingz experience.”
Previously, riders could only request one specific driver, who may or may not be available to accept the ride. Now, riders have a much higher chance of getting a ride with one of their preferred drivers, since the request will go out to their defined team of favorite drivers in a given market. If none of them are available, the booking request will then be placed at the top of the queue for the general pool of Wingz drivers.
“As a frequent Wingz rider, I’m a huge advocate and love the service,” said Vikas Chinnan, Wingz customer. “While it may be a crowded marketplace, this new service that lets me request and re-book my preferred drivers is a game-changer for me over Uber and Lyft.”
The My Favorite Driver feature benefits passengers and drivers alike. When a Favorite Driver is booked using this feature, the driver is being requested for the high level of service they provide. As a result, they are rewarded with a higher percentage of the fare from Wingz. This gives drivers strong incentive to continue providing outstanding service.
“Being a Wingz driver is about more than just transporting customers from Point A to Point B; I look at each trip as an experience and an opportunity to establish a personal connection,” said Jimmy Yosef Pohan, Wingz driver. “The new 'My Favorite Driver' feature builds upon these relationships, offering a convenient and easy way for passengers and drivers to reconnect.”
Wingz—backed by Expedia, Altimeter Capital, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff—is currently available in 9 markets and 17 airports. Unlike other rideshare companies, Wingz is not an on-demand car service—riders can schedule their rides up to two months in advance. Wingz drivers are hand-picked, vetted, and provided with a $1M liability insurance policy.
For more information about Wingz and the new My Favorite Drivers feature, visit wingz.com.
Wingz takes the hassle out of getting to and from the airport with pre-booked, flat-rate, private rides that put control in the hands of the traveler. In addition, our new WingzAround service—currently in Beta—offers private transportation beyond airports and is available in the greater Austin area, with plans for expansion to other cities. The Wingz app-based scheduling platform connects travelers with local drivers for a seamless and personal experience, free of surge pricing and other surprises. Wingz drivers are hand-picked, vetted, and provided with a $1M liability insurance policy. Backed by Expedia, Altimeter Capital, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Wingz has become the trusted airport ride service of choice for more than 20,000 frequent business and leisure travelers. To book your next ride, download our app or visit wingz.com.