At Starbucks, dismal sales have led execs to close 600 stores and increased pressure from stockholders to find millions of dollars in savings. A 2002 Gulfstream V that government records shows as owned by the coffee company is listed for sale on public Web sites. (Federal Aviation Administration records show the company also has a Bombardier 12-seat plane.)
Frequent use of the aircraft had made company chairman and billionaire Howard Schultz a target of criticism. Shultz has enjoyed free air travel on the planes valued as high as $475,000 a year, according to reports.
Starbucks' asking price for the plane is not listed in its advertisement, but similar planes are advertised for more than $40 million. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
The Starbucks Gulfstream seats 16 in "tasteful" neutral-toned leather and cloth seats, according to its advertising copy, and comes with in-flight satellite television, DVD and CD players -- and a coffee maker.