Will PTVs ever be standard on domestic carriers in the United States? Starting with jetBlue in 2000 and then Virgin America in 2007, it seemed that PTVs were going to become standard. Delta raced to put PTVs in a good chunk of its fleet that flies transcon, Continental started to equip its entier domestic fleet with PTVs, etc. But with the advent of in-flight wifi, offering PTVs quite literally all of a sudden seemed perhaps not as important as it once was.
So I guess my question is are we past the peak of seeing PTVs in the United States? With all of this talk of a huge impending narrowbody order by Delta and American (and let's not forget that United will have to place a narrowbody order within the next few years as well), will Delta or American choose to configure these birds with PTVs from the start or is inflight wifi the new standard? Is it even possible/economically feasible to configure a C-series jet with PTVs? I believe jetBlue is the only airline to have PTVs in its E-190 fleet (roughly the same size as the C-series), but it hasn't become widespread on E-jets.
[Edited 2011-07-01 10:17:45]