I classed mine on-time. But then, I had a lot of veteran and expert packs to slap onto the pilots. Currently, all 6 FPs on my carrier have been BVE'd.
I only have two TBs for opportunistic strikes.
I.e. I'm facing off against BWs and the fighters ate most of their planes. Or I'm squaring off against lower-level pilots and I have the chance to load a wave or so of TBs to take out an enemy flat-top or battlewagon.
Or the very annoying AA ships. :D
(I use UK CV 5)