Ok so playing a 3v3 online (diplomacy), and the other team spams vasari carriers w/ bombers and flak frigiates.
As far as I can tell, the only way to counter that strat is to make more bombers than him, which if he's rushing you generally means your not prepaired enough to do it. As I understand it, you can't counter the bombers w/ fighters because of the flaks, and it's pointless to counter the flaks because they're not really doing the damage. Early game, I find it very difficult to kill an enemy's cap ship with anything less than bombers, as they'll generally keep them close to the edge of the well and just jump out when needed. Long range frig's generally can't keep up w/ cap ships kiting, and generally there's nothing else to counter early game.
As an added note, if your being rushed w/ bombers they also make short work of any repair bays/phase jump inhibits you might make too.
So, how do you counter it? I'm not trying to complain or anything, I'm just looking for ideas. Thanks for your time .