Airports, and the airlines they support, have a curious relationship to their customers, wherein each desperate grab for our money comes in the form of more random charges for stuff that used to be free, crappier service and less comfortable amenities. But they're not done making our travel experience unpleasant, because now airports are letting advertisers install what are basically annoying art installations all over the place to prop up sagging revenue. These interactive digital ads won't be all that bad, but the large banner ads and product placements everywhere will get old fast. It'll eventually reach the point where we'll have to sit through a 30-second ad for Courtyard Marriott before seeing our flight information. It's nice for advertisers, at least for now, but airlines have been seeking a quick fix to their financial troubles for too long, and this is just another excuse for them to ignore how godawful air travel has become. At least until it's time to beg the government for more money.