Flying Providence to Ireland will be a thing of the past come September.

I know quite a few people who have taken advantage of the direct flights to Ireland out of T.F. Green and loved it. But if you haven't done it yet, you probably missed your chance.

Norwegian Airlines has announced the end of flights to the Emerald Isle starting September 15.

Honestly things have been going downhill for Norwegian since last year's Boeing-made 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Though those crashes were not with Norwegian aircraft, they were the same model Norwegian flies. So when all Boeing-made 737 MAX planes were ordered grounded, the company had to switch to replacement aircraft that they say is unsustainable.

So sadly that means the option is to cancel all flights from America and Canada across the Atlantic to Dublin, Cork and Shannon. No flights to Ireland for anyone aboard Norwegian Airlines.

If you want to try and sneak in a quick Irish vacation before then, best of luck. And if you had one booked for after that date, Norwegian is offering refunds as well as rerouting travelers on other flights they offer to try and get you where you want to go.

Kind of a bummer that these local direct transatlantic flights only last about two years.

Not nearly enough time for me to take advantage, how about you?

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