Published: Dec 30, 2010 2:33 AM EST
Updated: Dec 30, 2010 12:17 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, FL- Passengers crowded the ticket counters at Southwest Florida International Airport today hoping to make the long awaited journey home.  Airports up and down the east coast are re-opening after the blizzard of 2010. Clear runways are clearing the way for air travel to begin again. But airlines are warning passengers to check for flight information before heading to the airport as there are thousands who are vying for a limited number of seats. Stranded passengers may have to wait until the weekend before they make it to their final destination.