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Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Starwood Hotels are running a promo where you pay for your stay according to your birth year. Born in 1960? You’ll pay full price for your first night and just $60 for your second and third nights. Sounds pretty sweet, but remember to check the fine print carefully, as the deal isn’t available at all of the chain’s hotels (especially the more luxurious ones), and some require you to pay an additional fee on top of your birth year amount.

2. Cathay Pacific has had to put a high profile international ad campaign on hold after a sex scandal involving airline crew. Photos allegedly stolen from a pilot’s laptop show a flight attendant and said pilot in a rather compromising position in the cockpit. Coincidentally, the slogan for the ad campaign was, “Meet the team who go the extra mile to make you feel special.”

3. Some airports in the United States have started placing ads on the insides of the TSA bins at security check points in a bid to generate more revenue. So now we’ll have something to read while we’re waiting in those long lines.

4. A Russian company is building a hotel with views that are out of this world. Literally. Orbital Technologies plans to construct an international space station that will function as a hotel aimed at “wealthy individuals…who want to do research in space.” With room for seven guests in four cabins, the space hotel is slated for completion in 2016.