Day 8 was another travel day, this time from LaGuardia to West Palm Beach on Delta. The trip was thankfully uneventful, except for a small maintenance delay at the gate. The first officer noticed a small fuel leak, so they ran the engine, and determined the leak was within safe limits, so we departed close to our original departure time and arrived on time. Service in first class on the former Northwest Airbus 319 included beverages, a cold-plate lunch, snack basket, and the option to purchase Gogo inflight internet.
We spent the day at our hotel, the Hilton Singer Island. This was the day of the only negative part of our trip. I became very ill that evening and broke out in a rash from something I ate, most likely the conch chowder I had for dinner, although I don’t know for sure. My boyfriend and I split dinner, which consisted of mahi mahi fish tacos, crab cakes, and the conch chowder, but he didn’t have much of the chowder while I ate most of it. He did not become ill. Unfortunately, it looks like I will need to be tested for allergies before I eat shellfish again, which is a bummer, because I love all shellfish.