United Airlines books flight for grounded Dreamliner

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines is seen on Jan. 9, 2013, at Los Angeles International Airport. David McNew/Getty Images

NEW YORK United Airlines (UAL) is putting the grounded Boeing 787 back in its flight schedule, even though the plane is still grounded by government authorities.

United acknowledged on Monday that the plane is in its schedule starting May 31.

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A screenshot of United.com shows a flight of the 787 scheduled for May 31, 2013.
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Travel website Jaunted.com previously reported a 787 flight from Houston to Denver scheduled for May 31.

United spokeswoman Mary Ryan said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch on Monday that the airline expects to make more changes to its flight schedule.

"We are currently planning to begin international flying on the Denver-Narita route on June 10, and in the period preceding that we will conduct domestic flying with the 787," said Ms. Ryan.

It's planning to resume international 787 flying June 10, from Denver to Tokyo.

Boeing has proposed a fix for the 787's smoldering batteries, but it needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The fix will then have to be installed on each plane. United owns six 787s.

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