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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington D.C. 20549

FORM 11-K

FOR ANNUAL REPORTS OF EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE, SAVINGS
AND SIMILAR PLANS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

(Mark One)

           [ x ] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
           EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

           For the fiscal year ended November 30, 2000

OR











           [    ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
           EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

           For the transition period from ___ to ___

          Commission File No. 1 - 6033

A.  United Air Lines, Inc.
       Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
        (Full title of the Plan)

        United Air Lines, Inc.
        (Employer sponsoring the Plan)

B.    UAL Corporation
       (Issuer of the shares held pursuant to the Plan)

        1200 Algonquin Road, Elk Grove Township, Illinois
        Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66100, Chicago, Illinois  60666
        (Address of principal executive offices)

 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
To the Board of Directors
of United Air Lines, Inc.:

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for plan benefits of the United Air Lines, Inc. Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan as of November 30, 2000 and 1999, and the related statements of changes in net assets available for plan benefits for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the Plan's Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for plan benefits of the United Air Lines, Inc. Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan as of November 30, 2000 and 1999, and the changes in its net assets available for plan benefits for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

 
/s/ ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
Chicago, Illinois
May 24, 2001
 
 

UNITED AIR LINES, INC.
GROUND EMPLOYEES' 401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
 STATEMENT OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
(In Thousands)


                                                                                                                                                          November 30

 
                 2000______
 
                 1999______
       
ASSETS:      
  Plan Interest in United Air Lines, Inc. 401(k) 
  Plans Master Trust 
$813,420
 
$853,902
       
  Receivables:      
  Participant Contributions
                                2,023
 
                                  28 
       
     Total receivables
                                2,023
 
                                   28
       
     Total Assets
                            815,443
 
                          853,930
       
LIABILITIES:      
  Accrued Expenses
                                  (12)
 
                                (12)
       
     Total Liabilities
                                  (12)
 
                                (12)
       
 NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN      
 BENEFITS
                          $815,431
 
                        $853,918

 
 
 

The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
part of these statements.
 
 

UNITED AIR LINES, INC.
GROUND EMPLOYEES' 401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
(In Thousands)








                                                                                                                                                               Year Ended  November 30

 
             2000_______
 
               1999_______
NET ASSETS AVAILABLE      
    FOR PLAN BENEFITS,      
    Beginning of year
                 $853,918
 
                   $704,952
       
CONTRIBUTIONS
                     52,507
 
                       48,081
       
TRANSFERS TO OTHER PLANS (see note #2e)
                        (741)
                            (646)
       
PLAN INTEREST IN UNITED AIR LINES, INC. 401(k) PLANS MASTER TRUST INVESTMENT INCOME      
   Dividends
42,193
 
27,539
   Interest
12,599
 
12,503
    Net appreciation (depreciation)      
       in value of (see note #2c)
                   (68,015)
 
                     118,702
       
      Total Investment Activity 
                   (13,223)
 
                     158,744
       
BENEFIT PAYMENTS TO PLAN PARTICIPANTS
                   (76,882)
 
                    ( 56,993)
       
FEES
                        (148)
 
                          (220)
       
 NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
                 $815,431
 
                   $853,918

 

The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
part of these statements.
 
 
 
 

UNITED AIR LINES, INC.
GROUND EMPLOYEES' 401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS








1.         DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN

This description is for general information purposes only. Participants should refer to their summary plan description for detailed benefit information.

a.         General and Plan Participants
 

The United Air Lines, Inc. Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan") covers all employees of United Air Lines, Inc. ("United") who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ("IAM"), (with the exception of the Public Contact Employees who participate in the Management and Salaried Employees 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan).  Employees are eligible to become participants on their date of hire. The Plan is contributory and is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as amended.


b.        Contributions and Vesting
 

Eligible employees may elect to contribute to the Plan, in multiples of 1%, any percentage of their covered pretax earnings, up to 15%, subject to a maximum of $10,000 in 1999 and $10,500 in 2000. Lower limits may apply to certain highly compensated participants if the Plan does not pass certain nondiscrimination tests required by law. Contributions and earnings are credited to separate accounts maintained for each participant. The balance in a participant's account is fully vested and nonforfeitable at all times. Section 415(c) of the Internal Revenue Code limits the total amount of contributions from all qualified defined contribution retirement plans to the lesser of 25% of annual taxable earnings or $30,000.

Participants may elect to invest in one or a combination of the investment funds described in note (1)(d). Additionally, they may subsequently change their contribution rate, redesignate the allocation of contributions or transfer existing balances among investment funds, subject to the limits set forth in the Plan.

Contributions include $1,788,191 and $2,039,582 for 2000 and 1999, respectively, which were transferred from other qualified plans as rollovers under Internal Revenue Code Sections 402(c) and 408(d).
 

c.         Trustee and Record keeper
  Fidelity Management Trust Company ("Fidelity") is the Plan Trustee and Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Company is the record keeper of the Plan.


d.        Investment Options
 

Fidelity provides each participant with fifteen investment options: Fidelity Magellan Fund; Fidelity Equity-Income Fund; Fidelity Growth Company Fund; Fidelity Government Securities Fund; Fidelity OTC Portfolio; Fidelity Overseas Fund; Fidelity Balanced Fund; Fidelity Asset Manager; Fidelity Asset Manager: Growth; Fidelity Asset Manager: Income; Fidelity Retirement Money Market Portfolio; Fidelity U.S. Bond Index Portfolio; Fidelity U.S. Equity Index Portfolio; Blended Income Fund and the UAL Stock Fund. These funds are managed by Fidelity or Fidelity Investments (manager of Fidelity Mutual Funds).

The Blended Income Fund includes investment contracts purchased by Fidelity from approved institutions that meet its stringent credit standards at the time of purchase. The fund may also include other high quality, income-oriented investments. The contracts held by the Blended Income Fund are fully benefit responsive, and accordingly, have been included in the financial statements at contract value.  The fair value of the investment contracts at November 30, 2000 and 1999 were $178,709 and $179,396 (in thousands), respectively. The average yield for the years ending November 30, 2000 and 1999 was approximately 6.22%. The crediting interest rates as of November 30, 2000 and 1999 were approximately 6.12.% and 5.9%, respectively. At November 30, 2000 and 1999, the contract value of the investment contracts approximated the fair value.

The Master Trust's investments are stated at fair value except for the Blended Income Fund.  Quoted market prices are used to value investments.  Shares of mutual funds are valued at the net asset value of shares held by the Trust at year end.

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis.  Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date.
 

e.         Withdrawals
  Withdrawals from the Plan may be made as follows, as applicable to the participant's eligibility, amount requested, and existing balances:
  Participants who have separated from service (for reasons other than death) may elect payment in the form of a lump sum, periodic distributions, irregular partial distributions, or through the purchase of an annuity. Distributions may also be directly rolled over into an IRA or qualified plan.  Participants who have terminated employment are able to defer the distribution of the account until April 1 of the next calendar year after reaching age 70-1/2.

Distributions of accounts due to the death of a participant may be taken by the participant's beneficiary in the form of a lump sum payment or through the purchase of an annuity, subject to the limitations of Internal Revenue Code 401(a)(9).

In-service withdrawals for participants who are actively employed or are absent due to reasons of illness, or approved leave of absence that maintain an employer-employee relationship with United Air Lines, Inc. are permitted as follows:
             - Hardship withdrawals from 401(k) account, subject to restrictions described in the Plan

- After reaching age 59-1/2, subject to certain requirements specified in the Plan, all or a portion of the participant's 401(k) account may be withdrawn
- Upon reaching age 70-1/2, minimum distributions required under Internal Revenue Code 401(a)(9) must be taken no later than April 1 following the calendar year that the participant has reached age 70-1/2. Effective January 1, 1997, active participants that have reached age 70-1/2 may choose to defer distribution.


If a participant's account has never exceeded $3,500, total distribution of the account will be made in a lump sum payment upon termination of employment or death.

Generally, withdrawals are allocated pro-rata to the balances of each of the investment funds in the participant's account. Distributions from UAL Stock Fund, may be made in cash, or in whole shares of UAL Corporation common stock, with fractional shares distributed in cash.
 

f.         Plan Termination Provisions
  Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. If the Plan is terminated, all amounts credited to a participant's account at the time of termination shall be retained in the Trust and will be distributed in accordance with the normal distribution rules of the Plan.
2.         SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES a.        Basis of Accounting             The financial statements are presented on the accrual basis.   b.        Investments

         In September 1999, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued Statement of Position 99-3
            (SOP 99-3), "Accounting for and Reporting of Certain Defined Contribution Plan Investments and Other
            Disclosure Matters."  SOP 00-3 simplifies the disclosure for certain investments and is effective for plan years
            ending after December 15, 1999.  The Plan adopted SOP 99-3 during the Plan year ending November 30, 2000.
            Accordingly, information previously required to be disclosed about participant-directed fund investment
            programs is not presented in the Plan's 2000 financial statements.

 
The Plan owns an undivided interest in the United Air Lines, Inc. 401(k) Plans Master Trust which is comprised of various investment funds discussed in Note 1.  Assets of United Air Lines, Inc.  401(k) Plans Master Trust are owned by all participating United plans consisting of the Management and Salaried Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, and the Flight Attendant Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
(in thousands)
                  2000_________
                    1999____________
Amount
Percent
Amount
Percent
Management and Salaried Employees'
        401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
$1,230,357
39.08%
$1,232,830
39.21%
Ground Employees'
        401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
813,420
25.84%
853,902
27.16%
Flight Attendant Employees'
        401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
       1,104,141
  35.08%
        1,057,127
    33.63%
     $3,147,918
 100.00%
     $ 3,143,859
  100.00%

                    The following table presents the fair value of investments for the Master Trust:

                                                                                                                                                                      November 30
                                                                                                                                                                       (In Thousands)

 
            2000_______
          1999_____
Magellan Fund
$                 269,537
 
 $           282,960
Equity-Income Fund
89,217
 
99,837
Growth Company Fund
837,304
 
710,115
Government Securities Fund
10,926
 
9,269
OTC Portfolio
211,771
 
186,979
Overseas Fund
130,517
 
141,072
Balanced Fund
168,344
 
174,726
Asset Manager
33,985
 
29,186
Asset Manager: Growth
49,487
 
49,740
Asset Manager: Income
5,826
 
6,193
Retirement Money Market Portfolio
66,151
 
45,871
U.S. Bond Index Portfolio
14,442
 
12,130
U.S. EQ Index Portfolio
535,926
 
632,630
Stated Return Fund
127,412
 
131,518
Blended Income Fund
453,201
 
448,994
UAL Stock Fund
85,661
 
126,115
Participant Loan Fund
                     58,211
                56,524
     
NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
$              3,147,918
 
$         3,143,859

  c..        Net Appreciation (Depreciation) in Value of Investments
  Net appreciation (depreciation) in value of investments includes realized and unrealized gains and losses. Realized and unrealized gains and losses are calculated as the difference between fair value at December 1, or date of purchase if subsequent to December 1, and fair value at date of sale or the current year-end. The unrealized gain or loss on investments represents the Plan's allocable share of the difference between fair value at December 1, or date of purchase, and the fair value at the date of sale or the current year-end plus, where applicable, the change in the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the foreign currency in which the assets are denominated from December 1, or the date of purchase, to the date of sale or the current year-end.

During 2000 and 1999 ,the Master Trust appreciated (depreciated) in value (in thousands) by ($241,568) and
$459,377, respectively, as follows:


                                                                                                                                                                       November 30
                                                                                                                                                                       (In Thousands)

 
               2000_____
 
            1999_____
Magellan Fund $                (26,988)   $               34,310
Equity-Income Fund
(7,814)
 
3,284
Growth Company Fund
(18,256)
 
224,804
Government Securities Fund
283
 
(851)
OTC Portfolio
(76,496)
 
52,273
Overseas Fund
(22,593)
 
30,991
Balanced Fund
(1,822)
 
(7,351)
Asset Manager
(504)
 
(1,868)
Asset Manager: Growth
(3,747)
 
(462)
Asset Manager: Income
(189)
 
(184)
Retirement Money Market Portfolio
 
(79)
U.S. Bond Index Portfolio
259
 
(828)
U.S. EQ Index Portfolio
(20,959)
 
112,063
Stated Return Fund
 
2
UAL Stock Fund
                  (62,742)
 
                 13,273
       
    $            (241,568)    $            459,377
d.         Plan Expenses
  Administrative expenses, which are paid by the Plan,  represent administrative and investment manager fees charged by Fidelity, accountant fees, record keeping fees charged by Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Co. and some administrative fees charged by United.  Brokerage and other investment fees are included in the cost of the related security.   United performs certain reporting and supervisory functions for the Plan without charge.


e.        Transfers between Plans
 

Transfers between plans reflects the change in employee coverage and transfer of any related balances between this Plan and other defined contribution plans sponsored by United, including the United Air Lines, Inc. Management and Salaried Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan and the United Air Lines, Inc. Flight Attendant Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.


f.        Participant Loans
 

Participants may borrow up to fifty percent of their account balance, not to exceed $50,000.  The minimum that may be borrowed is $1,000.  Loans are charged against each investment fund in the ratio of the value of the employee's interest in each fund to the total value of the employee's interest in all funds and are held in the Loan Fund.  The loan is repaid through payroll deductions on an after-tax basis for the term of the loan, which is a minimum of six months to a maximum of sixty months and is subject to a reasonable rate of interest (9.5% as of December 31, 2000).  The amount paid is reinvested in the participant's account based on the investment allocations at the time of repayment.  Prepayment of the full balance of the loan is allowed after six months from the date of the loan without penalty.  Participants are able to take out another loan after twelve months from the date the old loan is retired.  Upon the employee's termination of employment, a loan not paid in full within 60 days becomes a taxable distribution.  Loans in default may be declared due and payable in full immediately, and the Plan administrator may charge the participant's account balances at any time thereafter for the amount of the default.  An administrative fee of $90 is charged to each participant taking a loan and is automatically deducted from the participant's account.


g.        Use of Estimates
 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of net assets available for plan benefits and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of changes in net assets available for plan benefits during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


h.        Payment of Benefits

             Benefits are recorded when paid.

3.             TAX STATUS The Internal Revenue Service has determined and informed the Company by letter dated June 18, 1996, that the Plan and related trust are designed in accordance with applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  The Plan has been amended since receiving the determination letter.  However, the Plan administrator and the Plan's counsel believe that the Plan is designed and is currently being operated in compliance with the applicable provisions of the IRC. 4.             NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS In June 1998, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities" ("SFAS No. 13"), which establishes accounting and reporting standards requiring that every derivative instrument be recorded in the balance sheet as either an asset or liability measured at its fair value.  SFAS No. 133 has been amended by SFAS No 137 and SFAS No. 138.  The Plan is required to adopt SFAS No. 133, as amended, on December 1, 2000.  The Plan administrator has not yet quantified the impacts of adopting SFAS No. 133, as amended, on the Plan's financial statements.


5.             SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

                          Effective June 30, 2001 for the 401(k) plans, the Public Contact Employees will move from the Management & Salaried
                          Employees' plan to the Ground Employees' plan.

                          Effective May 21, 2001 the 401(k) deminimus distribution will change from $3,500 to $5,000.

Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the United Air Lines, Inc. Pension and Welfare Plans Administration Committee has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 

                                                                                                                 United Air Lines, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                              Ground Employees' 401(k)
                                                                                                                                                          Retirement Savings Plan
 

                                                                                                                                                          By   /s/ Frederic F. Brace
Dated May 24, 2001                                                                                                                                     Frederic F. Brace

                                                                                                                   Frederic F. Brace
                                                                                                                   Member, United Air
                                                                                                                                                          Lines, Inc. Pension
                                                                                                                                                          and Welfare Plans
                                                                                                                                                           Administration Committee
 

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                                                                                                                               Exhibit 23
 
 
 

Consent of Independent Public Accountants

As independent public accountants, we hereby consent to the incorporation of our report included in this Form 11-K for the year ended November 30, 2000,  into UAL's previously filed Form S-8 and Post Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-8 Registration Statement (File No. 33-44552), Form S-8 Registration Statement (File No. 33-57331), Form S-8 Registration Statement (File No. 333-03041), and Form S-8 Registration Statement (File No. 333-63181) for the United Air Lines, Inc. Ground Employees' 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
 

/s/ ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
ARTHUR ANDERSEN  LLP
 

Chicago, Illinois
May 24, 2001

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