If playing for ship-req, let them cap, then take it back. It is more efficient.
If playing for ship-req, play the ship you want req on, not the one the team needs.
If playing for ship-req, just play for it, don't complain you sometimes get more for a loss in which you make sure to love-tap the Contributing system.
Gotta be reasonable here, if someone wants ship req for their bomber, they are in, somehow, harder situation than the rest of us. If they'd be actively playing for req - attacking and dogfighting, they might be just as well gimping their own team, and not having as much fun. This is videogame, made to entertain. If bomber pilots have to cut their entertainment to "earn" their fun for later, it is just wrong.