Diaz thanked his wife, Carmen, and his former Delta colleagues, who cheerfully recognized him by performing a wave in the audience and shouting “Louie!” before the start of the ceremony.
“I would like to thank Delta Air Lines for a great career,” Diaz said. “And most important, my crew. They are the ones who put me here and made my life beautiful. I really appreciate them being here. Thank you very much for all you have done for me.”