Washington, DC  20549
                                FORM 8-K
                             CURRENT REPORT

                 Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                     Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                   Date of Report:  September 18, 1997
                    (Date of earliest event reported)

                          UAL CORPORATION
         (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                1-6033             36-2675207
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(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission       (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)         File Number)      Identification No.)

1200 Algonquin Road, Elk Grove Township, Illinois       60007
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 (Address of principal executive offices)          (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code  (847) 700-4000

                             Not Applicable
      (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


    UAL Corporation (the "Company") is filing herewith a press
release issued today by the Company as Exhibit 99.1 which is
incorporated herein by reference.


Exhibit No.     Description
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    99.1        Press Release


        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on
its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                UAL CORPORATION

                                By:  /s/ Douglas A. Hacker
                                Name:  Douglas A. Hacker
                                Title:  Senior Vice President and
                                        Chief Financial Officer

Dated:  September 18, 1997

                              EXHIBIT INDEX

Number          Description
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 99.1           Press Release

                                                     Exhibit 99.1


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     CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 1997 -- As part of its ongoing effort to reduce

costs, United Airlines is restructuring its travel agency commission rate

for travel purchased in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin

Islands and Canada.  The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. (Central

Daylight Time) on Sept. 19, 1997.

     Tickets purchased in the United States and Puerto Rico for

travel within the country will earn an 8 percent base commission

rate with a maximum payment of $50 (U.S.) for each round-trip and

$25 (U.S.) for each one-way flight.

     In addition, tickets purchased in Canada for all flights between

Canada and the U.S. will earn an 8 percent base commission rate with a

maximum payment of $70 (Canadian) for roundtrips and $35 (Canadian) for

one-way flights.

     Tickets purchased in the United States and Canada to all

international destinations also will earn an 8 percent base

commission rate without any maximum payment amount.  This action

largely corresponds with the 8 percent U.S. point of sale base

commission rate currently offered by Delta Air Lines and American

Airlines in international markets.



     This commission action by United will have no direct impact on the

cost of tickets for consumers.

     "This new domestic and international commission structure reflects

our larger objective of keeping all of our costs under control," says

United Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gerald Greenwald.

"We anticipate that this action will result in savings of approximately

$80 to $100 million annually.  It will allow United to more effectively

thrive in an increasingly competitive airline marketplace, and it will

allow us to invest more in our product and service to travelers."

     Focusing on what travelers want, United's service investments and

cost-cutting actions have included:

- -    the introduction of more comfortable seats throughout the aircraft


- -    improved meals in all classes of service;

- -    expanded and enhanced airport facilities in cities such as

     Washington D.C. and Los Angeles;

- -    cutting-edge technology such as the "Fast Air" airport processing

     system aimed at improving customer service;

- -    the refurbishment of Red Carpet Clubs and First Class lounges;

- -    an aggressive retire-and-replace aircraft strategy to lower

     maintenance expenses and enhance reliability;

- -    the early repayment of debt in order to lower future interest



     "The quest to cut costs isn't a one-shot exercise - - it is a way of

life at United," adds Greenwald.  "There is a new and more intense level

of competitiveness that all airlines must now confront in the global

marketplace.  Because of this, United continues to look for ways to

survive and succeed by improving revenue and cutting costs in every

aspect of our operation."

     As the largest air carrier in the world and the largest majority

employee-owned company, United Airlines offers nearly 2,300 flights a day

to 136 destinations in 30 countries and two U.S. territories.   United 

also is an industry innovator with breakthroughs such as E-Ticket Service, 

United Connection, Self-Service Boarding Pass Machines, Shuttle by United, 

and the introduction of the technologically advanced Boeing 777.

         United Airlines' Internet address is