The scene at the Tripoli airport was chaotic. Air passengers converging on the busy airport said people were shoving and climbing over each other to get on planes.
Americans trying to leave aboard a ferry that was supposed to depart for the island of Malta were delayed again by bad weather. The ferry is expected to now depart on Friday.
"The ferry evacuating American citizens and some third country nationals will not leave port today due to inclement weather," U.S. State Department spokesman Elijah Waterman in Malta said. "Passengers will remain on board, there are provisions available, and the ship is secure. The ferry will depart as soon as weather conditions permit."
As Gadhafi tries to hold his grasp on Libya, more details about his own family's odd and lavish lives have trickled out.
After reports of his daughter's safe landing in Malta, Ayesha al-Gaddafi appeared on state TV, declaring that she was not leaving; a message the entire family seems to be sending.
A Wikileaks-obtained U.S. diplomatic cable calls the family "Gadhafi Incorporated" with all siblings getting big jobs and big money, while other cables paint them as hard partiers who have "provided ... enough dirt for a Libyan soap opera."
The family tree has several branches, with eight children in the Gadhafi household.
The eldest son, Muhammed, is chairman of the general post and telecom company, which operates cell phone and communications across Libya.
Second oldest son Seif al-Islam, who vowed days ago that his family would fight until the last bullet, is widely seen as the frontrunner to replace his father.
Brother Mutassim, also Libya's national security adviser, paid Beyonce more than $1 million last year to perform at a party in St. Barts.
He paid Mariah Carey $1 million a year earlier.
Brother Hannibal was forced to leave his $7,000 a night suite in a London hotel after he was accused of physically abusing his wife, Aline.
Ayesha al-Gaddafi is the only daughter, a lieutenant-general in the Libyan Army and a law professor.
She was part of Saddam Hussein's 2004 defense team after his capture.
Recent cables appearing on Wikileaks seem to indicate it is power the Gadhafi sons most want, and constantly battle each other to get it.
"There has been quite a bit of competition between the sons," said Dirk Vandewalle, associate professor of government at Dartmouth College Hanover, N.H. "In a way, they are spoiled and divorced from reality, as all of their actions have indicated."
ABC News' Lama Hassan, Miguel Marquez and Emily Schmidt contributed to this report.