| Miami to New York. We were a party of 6 flying to New York for our Winter Break. We had 3 minors traveling with us, the youngest was 11 and was nervous about flying. We did not pay the extra fee to choose our seats because we has flown other times on other airlines and never had to pay to be seated together. We really do not have a preference where on the plane we sit as long as we are seated together. This has been the first time ever that all of us were seated in completely different rows throughout the plane. All of us got middle seats between 2 strangers. I was very upset that my kids had to fly alone and sit between 2 strangers. I asked the flight attendant to please help me find someone to switch seats so that at least my youngest son would not have to be alone. She offered to come see me once we were on the plane and try to help me but no one ever came to me. I asked the person next to me who was an adult flying alone if she would switch with my son and she refused to. It is very upsetting to know that this airline only cares about making extra money on allowing people to pay for choosing their seats even if it means splitting up children from their families. I kept thinking what if those adults are watching or saying something inappropriate next to my child, or something even worse. Also, if it had been a flight with turbulence, he would've been very nervous alone. Flying can be scary even for many adults. After this experience, I will definitely never fly Delta again which is a shame because they do have comfortable seats and offer snacks and drinks which many other airlines do not. They also have movies to choose from which help the flights go by faster. I have flown with my family many times and have never had this happen. It really should not be allowed. I will not recommend this airline to anyone traveling with their family.