Companies Rush to Ditch Corporate Jets

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.

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