August 12, 2009
Mr. Patrick Kuhn
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F. Street N.E.
Mail Stop 3561
Washington, D.C. 20549-3561
Item 4.01 Form 8-K
Filed July 28, 2009
File No. 001-06033
Dear Mr. Kuhn:
This letter responds to the staffs comment concerning the Item 4.01 Form 8-K of UAL Corporation
(the Company) and United Air Lines, Inc.
(United) filed on July 28, 2009
(Form 8-K) as set forth in the
staffs letter dated July 31, 2009. The staffs comment is repeated below in bold, with the
Companys response to the comment set forth immediately thereafter.
||Please amend your Form 8-K within five days of the conclusion of your 2009 fiscal year audit,
which appears to be the date of the intended dismissal of Deloitte & Touche LLP, as stated in
the Item 4.01 Form 8-K filed on July 28, 2009. The amended Form 8-K should indicate whether
there are any disagreements through that date and include an updated letter from your former
auditor addressing your revised disclosure, filed as an exhibit to your amended Form 8-K.
As requested by the staffs comment, the Company agrees to file
an amended Form 8-K within five days of the conclusion of the 2009 fiscal year audit to disclose the dismissal of
Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte) as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm
and the engagement of Ernst & Young LLP as the new independent registered public accounting firm
for the 2010 fiscal year. The Company confirms that Deloitte will continue as its independent
registered public accounting firm until the conclusion of the 2009 fiscal year audit. The amended
Form 8-K will indicate whether there have been any disagreements between the Company or United and
Deloitte through the date of dismissal. The Company will also file an updated letter from Deloitte
addressing the revised disclosure as an exhibit to the amended Form 8-K.
With respect to the preceding response, the Company acknowledges the following:
||the Company is responsible for the adequacy and accuracy of
the disclosure in the filing;
||staff comments or changes to disclosure in response to staff
comments do not foreclose the Commission from taking any action with respect to the filing; and
||the Company may not assert staff comments as a defense in any proceeding initiated by
the Commission or any person under the federal securities laws of the United States.
Should the staff have any additional questions or comments after reviewing this letter, the Company
would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the comments with the
staff. If you have any
questions about this letter, please call me at (312) 997-8181 or Christine Grawemeyer at (312) 997-8072.
/s/ Paul R. Lovejoy
Paul R. Lovejoy
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary