An interesting article in Sept.30 USAToday on passengers preferences.
Here's a summary:
Singapore is hoping that focus groups in New York, London and Singapore will help lead to the design of passenger-friendly interiors.
Each focus group consits of 20 of Singapore's best business and leisure fliers who were invited for a weekend of blue-sky thinking on how to outfit the Airbus A-380 in a local hotel.
1. Personal space
Passengers wanted the option of interacting with other passengers or withdrawing to their own private spaces.
The ability to have a lay-flat bed on a daylong flight overrode just about every other passenger concern.
To have a place on board where passengers could tune out the world through music libraries or other interests to pass the time.
Though Singapore promotes its attentive flight attendants, customers said they would the like the option, too, of being able to grab their own snacks or drinks, pick out music or videos and try out other self-service ideas.
PS. No mention of PTVs in this article. Either they didn't think it was important, unlike many members of this forum, or they assumed PTVs will be installed on the A380 anyway.
For complete article, click here: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2002/2002-10-01-big-plane.htm