Just to correct slightly the above,
there are 5 ex-alitalia order 744's with VS
, these are all based at LGW
As stated above, G-VROC is not an Alitalia 744, but a brand new (only a few months old) VS
G-VTOP and G-VROC have had the conversion to the new suites and have been doing the VS3/4 (LHR
) and VS19/20 (LHR
I understand that G-VAST has now also had the upgrade, which means that suites are also flying ad hoc on other routes, which seem to be mainly LAX
Sometimes one of the LHR
744's goes tech, which is probably why you saw G-VROY at LAX
(this is v. unusual - its normally east coast flights that get the stand-ins), however G-VROY at LAS
is very common, as this served from LGW
by the ex-Alitalia fleet mentioned above.
I hope this clarifies it all!!