Missing Uber? Here’s a new alternative for airport transportation

If you’ve been searching for an alternative to Uber, Lyft, cabs and car services when it comes to getting to the airport, a new option has just landed in Texas.

As of today, West Coast-based Wingz airport ride service will be available for transportation to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as well as to Dallas’ Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and Houston George Bush Intercontinental.

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Wingz, a peer-to-peer airport ride service, launches in Austin and other Texas cities today. credit: Wingz

Here’s how it works: You create an account with Wingz, then select your pickup location and airport and enter all of your flight details. Once you’ve added all relevant details, you’ll receive information on who your driver is going to be and what kind of car they’ll be driving. Like your driver? You can request him or her every time you book.

“Everything is known in advance. We’re pre-scheduled, flat rate, surge free. You know exactly how much it’s going to cost. You know who the driver is going to be. Everything is known upfront,” said Wingz CEO Chris Brandon. “We’re a private car service at a cost that’s less than a taxi.”

When I priced transportation to the airport from Southwest Austin last week, Wingz quoted a cost of $36, compared to $44 with Yellow Cab and $26 with Uber (which has ceased operation in Austin as of this morning).

Learn more at wingz.com.


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