Washington, D.C. 20549





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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 8, 2008



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State of Incorporation)


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Item 5.02


Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On May 8, 2008, United Air Lines, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of UAL Corporation (together, the “Company”), issued a press release announcing certain organizational changes.  Effective May 8, 2008, Peter D. McDonald will serve as Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer of the Company and John P. Tague will serve as Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, a position Mr. McDonald has held since 2004.  Mr. Tague, age 45, has served as an officer of the Company since 2003.  From April 2006 to present, Mr. Tague served as Executive Vice President – Chief Revenue Officer.  He also served as Executive Vice President – Marketing, Sales and Revenue from May 2004 to April 2006 and as Executive Vice President – Customer from May 2003 to May 2004. 


A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01


Financial Statements and Exhibits.



Exhibit No.








Press Release issued by United Air Lines, Inc. dated May 8, 2008






     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.








/s/ Paul R. Lovejoy




Paul R. Lovejoy




Senior Vice President,




General Counsel and Secretary








Date: May 8, 2008






Exhibit No.








Press Release issued by United Air Lines, Inc. dated May 8, 2008


*     Filed herewith electronically.



Exhibit 99.1




News Release









Worldwide Press Office:

Tel: 312.997.8640


United Airlines Announces Organizational Changes

Names Pete McDonald Chief Administrative Officer,

Appoints John Tague Chief Operating Officer


CHICAGO, May 8, 2008 — United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) today named Pete McDonald chief administrative officer and John Tague chief operating officer — two key appointments that will streamline the organization and enable the company to accelerate improvement in both revenue and cost performance, while combining critical corporate functions to capture internal synergies and better enable execution of its business strategy.


McDonald, who has held numerous senior leadership roles at United in his 39-year career and most recently was chief operating officer will be responsible for corporate policy and strategy regarding customer and employee experience, technology, communications, safety and security, and maintaining key internal and external relationships in the foregoing areas. The new role combines a number of corporate functions to enable successful execution of the strategy outlined in the company’s five-year plan, including: customer experience; human resources; labor relations; safety and security; industry, environmental, corporate and governmental affairs; and information systems. In this new position, McDonald will leverage his strong support of employees and respect of labor leaders and his knowledge of the business. Graham Atkinson, chief customer officer, will continue to spearhead United’s customer experience work and will report to McDonald.


Tague will take on the role of chief operating officer, responsible for airport operations; cargo; maintenance; operational services, Ted and United Express; flight operations; onboard service; marketing; Mileage Plus; united.com; call centers; sales; alliances, international and regulatory affairs; and planning, including scheduling and revenue management activities.


Tague brings considerable operational experience to this new role, having held several leadership roles in the industry before joining United five years ago. Most recently, Tague served as chief revenue officer.


“We are focused on the long term, and with our financial resilience and these changes announced today, I have tremendous confidence in our ability to execute against our plan,” said Glenn Tilton, United chairman, president and CEO. “By bringing together those responsible for revenue, costs and execution, we have a clear line of sight and shared accountability across key areas, better alignment around actions we are taking to combat record high fuel costs and can more quickly implement other necessary changes to the business.”


Jake Brace continues as United’s chief financial officer and is responsible for business strategy and development, treasury, tax, the controller function, budgets, financial planning and analysis, internal audits, accounting, and external financial reporting. He also is responsible for strategic sourcing, continuous improvement, corporate real estate, mergers and acquisitions, fleet planning, and restructuring activities.


Paul Lovejoy continues in his role as general counsel and secretary to the board. Brace and Lovejoy will continue to report to Tilton.


About United


United Airlines (NASDAQ:  UAUA) operates more than 3,200* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C.  With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States.  United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 965 destinations in 162 countries worldwide.  United’s 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world.  News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at united.com.

*Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2008.


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