Someone Tell Mitt Romney Why Plane Windows Don’t Roll Down

Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was in a plane that had to make an emergency landing last week. There was a small electrical fire on the plane, necessitating a landing. The fire was extinguished and no one was hurt, but everyone on the plane got a bit worried as the cabin filled with smoke.

Speaking of the incident over the weekend, Mitt noted that he thinks it’s dumb that you can’t just open the windows on a plane and get some fresh air.

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly,” Mitt told the LA Times in an interview. “You can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

Uh, no. It’s not a real problem.

There’s a good reason why you can’t just open the windows on a plane, Mitt. That reason: remaining alive.

You see, planes fly at an altitude of several thousand feet. Up there, cool breezes and fresh air aren’t exactly the same as they are when you’re cruising down the street on a warm, summer day. The cabin is pressurized so that the passengers inside get enough oxygen. If it wasn’t, people would experience something called cerebral hypoxia, which can be fatal.

Opening the windows on a plane wouldn’t necessarily be as dramatic as it appears in movies (with passengers getting sucked out the windows), but it’s definitely not something that you can be doing while flying at the altitudes that passenger jets fly at. It’s not just some engineering oversight that plane windows are sealed shut.

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5 Responses to Someone Tell Mitt Romney Why Plane Windows Don’t Roll Down

  1. Romney later added, “Well, then explain why we didn’t hear a single peep out of the dog strapped to the roof!”

  2. Wow, really Mitt Rmoney? Are you that stupid? Really? Wow, I thought this was a joke. He said this really? Can this be confirmed? Wow, I am just gobsmacked.

  3. Is this a fake article, please say yes. I don’t want believe he is that stupid?

  4. Many on The Left are pretending this wasn’t a joke on Mr Romney’s part and are reporting it as a News story. This is just one example of why The Left and Obama are going down hard this November–people are fed up with the deliberate lies they’re being given by a media that doesn’t respect them as having even a rudimentary intelligence. Obama’s daily constant barrage of distortions and slanders are something only truly stupid people and rabid Democrats could buy into. I have nothing but contempt for the whole main stream media. They betray their single most important duty in pursuit of a disgusting and injurious political agenda.

  5. Rohinton Irani says:

    Mitt Romney, a 65-year-old man with two advanced degrees, has no idea why they don’t let you open airplane windows mid-flight, according to his own remarks at a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
    PLEASE GOD ! Let The President WIN !

    Because I DON’T want thhis Creature asking next ? :

    ” Gee….What’s THIS RED BUTTON For ?…. Can I PRESS IT ?…. Is it to Summon The White House Butller.?….