Looking at ASAPTICKETS.COM, since they do not appear to be a USA based company, I am concerned of reputation. Any comments or thoughts?
Why are you concerned about their reputation?
Have you heard any negative reports, or are you always biased against any non American companies?
You obviously read too much into a simple question.
What is it that made you concerned about their reputation then?
#3 The answer is (as you correctly noted) in the text of the original, not simple but nuanced, question.
"they do not appear to be a USA based company"
"ASAP Tickets is fully licensed bonded, and insured and certified as a California Seller of Travel under license CST 2077868-40. ASAP Tickets hold these industry memberships. [continues on...]
That doesn't speak to whether they have a good reputation or not, for that you might need to look at review or consumer complaint websites. Being a foreign-based company doesn't mean less service, nor does being a USA-based company guarantee good service--though many US residents prefer the latter since they have financial and legal recourse in the event of a dispute.
Why would someone share his visa card information with a third party without clear personal data protection while he can purchase tickets directly through the airline homepage and collect points immediately...