Love Affair is a romantic drama about two people who may or may not be destined to be together. While on a flight to Australia, Mike Gambril (Warren Beatty) meets a singer named Terry McKay (Annette Bening). At the time, both are engaged to other people, but both quickly realize that there is something significant growing between them. To test whether it is true love, they both make a pact to meet in several months at the top of the Empire State Building. Several months pass and eventually the day arrives. Mike arrives first and waits for Terry for several hours, but she never arrives. Believing she has decided to stay with her fianc''e, he leaves, dejected. What he doesn't realize, however, is that Terry was badly injured on the way to their meeting, and is now afraid to burden Mike with her disability. Will true love win out or will Mike and Terry be destined to never meet again?