SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Edwards Robert S

(Last) (First) (Middle)
P.O. BOX 66100 - HDQLD

(Street)
CHICAGO IL 60666

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/01/2011
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
United Continental Holdings, Inc. [ UAL ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP and CIO
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
No securities are beneficially owned.
/s/ Sarah Hagy for Robert Edwards 05/03/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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							Exhibit 24

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Authorization and Designation to Sign and File
Section 16 Reporting Forms

The undersigned, a director and/or executive officer
of United Continental Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation 
(the "Company"),does hereby authorize and designate 
Sucheta Misra, Barbara Thomas or Sarah E. Hagy to sign and file
on my behalf any and all Forms 3,4,5 and Form ID relating to 
equity securities of the Company with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (the "SEC") pursuant to the requirements of 
Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended 
("Section 16").  The undersigned revokes any prior Authorization 
and Designation to Sign and File Section 16 Reporting Forms.
This authorization, unless earlier revoked in writing, shall
be valid until the undersigned's reporting obligations under
Section 16 with respect to securities of the Company shall cease.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this 
Authorization and Designation this 28th day of April, 2011.

Signature:	/s/	Robert Edwards
Printed Name:		Robert Edwards
Position: 		Senior Vice President and
			Chief Information Officer