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 (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2001

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

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

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

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


ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS. James E. Goodwin resigned as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UAL Corporation, as the Chief Executive Officer of UAL Corporation, as a Director of UAL Corporation and from all other positions with UAL Corporation and any of its subsidiaries or affiliates effective October 28, 2001. John W. Creighton, Jr. was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of UAL Corporation effective October 28, 2001. ITEM 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS Exhibit No. Description 99.1 Press Release dated October 28, 2001.

SIGNATURES 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/ Francesca M. Maher --------------------------------- Name: Francesca M. Maher Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Dated: October 29, 2001

EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description ---------- ----------- 99.1 Press Release dated October 28, 2001.


                              AS CHAIRMAN AND CEO

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2001 - UAL Corporation (NYSE: UAL), parent company of United
Airlines, announced today that John W. Creighton has been elected chairman and
chief executive officer by the unanimous vote of the company's board of
directors following the resignation of James E. Goodwin. Mr. Creighton is a
member of UAL's board of directors.

Mr. Creighton said, "Throughout the time I've been associated with United,
I've taken great pride in the depth of talent and dedication that exists at
every level of the company. Our ability to pull together and effectively
harness these attributes will be critical to United's success during this
difficult period for our company and our industry. I appreciate the trust that
the board, including the employee representatives, have placed in me.

"Our immediate goal is to restore United's financial stability. We intend to
work hand-in-hand with our employees and unions to accomplish this task by
developing innovative solutions to the issues we collectively face. Of course,
our core business and getting our customers where they need to go safely and
reliably will be my chief priority. We will continue to cooperate with the
government and our regulatory agencies to provide the highest level of
security both on the ground and in the air. This is what our employees,
shareholders, and customers expect, and this is what we will deliver. I intend
to serve until we are confident that the company is on the road to financial
stability and has the leadership in place to ensure a thriving United," he

Mr. Creighton concluded, "We thank Jim Goodwin for his major contributions to
United, which were instrumental in growing the United brand and modernizing
the airline to allow it to compete in an increasingly competitive environment.
Jim Goodwin has dedicated his entire career to United, is a good friend and we
wish him well."

Mr. Goodwin said, "I am proud to have contributed to the tremendous growth of
United during my 34 years here and have never failed to be amazed at the many
great things United employees can achieve. United is a great company and it is
the right time for a new leader to guide the organization through the
challenges that lie ahead. I wish my friends at United a future filled with
every opportunity and continued success." Mr. Creighton has been a director of
UAL Corporation since 1998. Earlier, he served as president and chief
executive officer of Weyerhaeuser Company from 1991 through 1997, and he was a
director of that company from 1988 through 1998. He has been a director of
Unocal since 1995.

A biography and photograph of Mr. Creighton is available at www.united.com. There will be a teleconference today, October 28, 2001, at 3:15pm EST (2:15pm CST) with John Creighton, Chairman and CEO of UAL Corp. The dial-in number for the teleconference is 888-989-4393 for U.S participants, and 712-257-2376 for international participants. Information on the webcast and access to the webcast will be available through the 'Press Releases' section of united.com. Real Network's Real Player or Window's Media Player is required to access the webcast. Please go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary software. United Airlines is a leading global airline with operations that span the globe. United Airlines' website can be found at united.com. Contacts: United Airlines Media Relations: 847-700-5538 Media Relations Night Line: 847-700-4088 # # #